Pictured at the top of this page is Whitehall Road at the junction with Forest Side in Chingford around 1929.

To the left can be seen the boundary fence of White Hall, a large country house demolished in the late 1930s from which the road takes its name.

Direction signs were mostly installed by the AA around Britain from 1909 up to 1939 when local authorities took over the responsibility.

If you look carefully you can see the AA logos on the signage.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Just recently, the island was removed and junction layout changed.

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