A number 10A general bus in the forecourt of the Old Crown Hotel, Loughton, just prior to the First World War.

This B-type was considered to be the first mass-produced bus and built in Walthamstow by the London General Omnibus Company.

Its route included Stratford and London Bridge and had a top speed of 16mph, which was above the legal speed limit at that time of 12mph.

Lopping Hall can just be seen on the far right.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

How the scene looks today

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