Forest View, North Chingford, c1915.

These villas were built in the 1880s at a time when Chingford was experiencing an influx of people from London wanting a cleaner, rural place to live, whilst still being able to commute on the newly arrived railway.

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

Today, the pressure on housing remains as some of these fine homes fall in favour of luxury apartments.

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