A nostalgic view of Albert Crescent, South Chingford, in 1939.

The Crescent was built in the mid-30s along with the Odeon Cinema.

The cinema was noted for its art-deco lines dominated by a tower and is said to have been one of the best examples from the time.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A modern-day view of the Crescent.A modern-day view of the Crescent. (Image: Gary Stone)

Today the Crescent may have lost some of its charm, but it’s still a bustling shopping area.

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