Pictured at the top of this page is Bartrip’s coal merchants on Chingford Green, c1900.

The weatherboarded cottage sat on the corner of Bull Lane (now Kings Road).

Besides providing coal to the Chingford railway, George Bartrip was also the parish clerk, through him the earliest postal deliveries were made as well the circulation of local gossip.

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The scene looks very different today

The cottage was swept away in the 1930s to be replaced by Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church.

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