Above is an early photo of the High Road, Loughton, from around 1871 before the corner building (now the Post Office) and Lopping Hall were built.

It is thought that the horse drawn cab on the right belonged to Sadlers.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

A modern-day view of the scene

Many of the buildings at this end of the High Road have survived to this day including the Hollybush and Royal Standard pubs as seen in the distance.

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