Old Church Road in Chingford was still in the county of Essex in the 1950s. 

Historically a rural parish, Chingford gained urban district status in 1894 and between 1938 and 1965 held municipal borough status with its administrative headquarters at Chingford Town Hall. 

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Old Church Road in Chingford todayOld Church Road in Chingford today (Image: Gary Stone)

In 1965 Chingford merged with Walthamstow and Leyton to form a new borough, Waltham Forest in Greater London.

Gary Stone is a local historian: chingfordhistory.org.uk