The black and white picture shows The Sirloin pub on Friday Hill in Chingford in 1952 after being opened  by the chairman of Watney, Combe, Reid & Co Ltd.  

The property was first recorded on maps back in 1844 when it was part of the Friday Hill manor estate.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Dove formerly the Sir Loin in ChingfordThe Dove formerly the Sir Loin in Chingford (Image: Gary Stone)

It is believed that King Charles II once knighted a loin of beef on Friday Hill and that is why the pub originally had the name ‘Sir Loin’. 

The pub is now called The Dove.

  • Gary Stone is a local historian: Twitter - @chingfordhist