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Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

Born here
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School


Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"


Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received


Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.


Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia


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Epping, situated in the Epping Forest district of Essex, is a market town and civil parish.

Epping is located three miles northeast of Loughton, five miles south of Harlow and 11 miles northwest of Brentwood. It enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by Epping Forest and working farmland.

The town is characterised by its collection of ancient buildings, many of which hold Grade I and II listings. Preserving its historical traditions, Epping still hosts a weekly market dating back to 1253, which takes place every Monday.

Although the renowned Epping Butter, sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries, is no longer produced, Church’s Butchers, a local institution operating since 1888, continues to craft the equally famous Epping sausages at their long-standing premises.

In 1856, the Eastern Counties Railway introduced a double-track railway line connecting Stratford and Loughton, with a subsequent extension to Ongar in 1865. Responding to its popularity, the track between Loughton and Epping was doubled in the 1890s. During its prime, the line offered a robust service with 50 daily trains operating between London and Loughton, an additional 22 continuing to Epping, and a further 14 reaching Ongar.

On 25 September 1949, the section from Loughton to Epping became part of the London Underground Central Line. This transition left the single-track line from Epping to Ongar as the final steam-operated segment. British Railways operated the service until 1957 when the line was electrified and incorporated into the Central Line. However, as the services were not integrated with the rest of the Central Line network, passengers traveling beyond Epping had to change platforms at that station. Epping station remained the transfer point for the single-track line to Ongar via North Weald and Blake Hall stations until 30 September 1994.

Since 1981, Epping has been twinned with Eppingen, a town in north-west Baden-Württemberg, Germany, fostering cultural exchange and friendship between the two communities.

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