What a difference 50 years makes? These photos of Old Church Road, Chingford, were taken 50 years apart.

In c1900 the road had a scattering of houses, shops and a farm leading up to the old church on the hill.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The same road 50 years laterThe same road 50 years later

By the 1950s the road is a thriving shopping centre with most of the surrounding land covered in housing.

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