EPW001529 ENGLAND (1920). The Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, 1920

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Title [EPW001529] The Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, 1920
Reference EPW001529
Date June-1920
Place name CHINGFORD
Easting / Northing 539747, 194676
Longitude / Latitude 0.019449981214193, 51.633044403753
National Grid Reference TQ397947


Chingford Plain

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:02:16 PM

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 09:39:41 AM
Queen Elizabeths' Hunting Lodge

Thursday 16th of June 2016 08:51:33 AM
Butlers retreat t/bar still going today!

Sunday 21st of October 2012 04:05:31 PM
Chingford Golf Course

Thursday 28th of June 2012 09:05:40 PM
Royal Epping Forest Golf Club

Thursday 28th of June 2012 09:03:21 PM

User Comment Contributions

I don't favour the idea of adding "pins" to the image it destroys the overall effect.

Based on this Image 001529 it's a shame the view preceeded the introduction of London's buses to this location, so famous in the 1930's onwards to 1968 for a terrific line-up of some 5, or so routes and single & double-deck vehicles.

Very good to see to the right of the RFH the Queen Elizabeth's (the 1st) Hunting Lodge without the recent, and currently as I write, repainted limewash over the beams - my opinion naturally.

Butler's Retreat just further to the right is however a marvellouslly restored building and looks resplendent with a new red roof. Well done on the funding allocated for that job.

Warren Lodge is down in the bottom left corner, but worthy of note is the open area just centre and across the road from the Lodge & Butler's Retreat: this was a short par 3 hole of the neighbouring golf course. Quite a novelty that existed well into my family days' outings here in the 1950's. Sadly it became the ubiquitous 'necessity' for a car park!

Saturday 30th of June 2012 11:15:27 AM
Chingford Golf Club is the oldest course in Essex, dating back to 1886 and believed to be designed by James Braid. Royal Epping Forest Golf Club was founded in 1888.

This is a public course, situated on common land, which has been managed by the Corporation of London for over 120 years.

In line with a requirement going back into the nineteenth century, golfers on this course and other courses owned by the Corporation must wear red. The Pro Shops offer plenty of choice in red golfing wear!

Thursday 28th of June 2012 09:13:05 PM