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Walthamstow, Snaresbrook, South Woodford and Highams Park, North East London - street map, c1930 | by mikeyashworth
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Walthamstow, Snaresbrook, South Woodford and Highams Park, North East London - street map, c1930

To celebrate Diamond Geezer's rather wonderful orbital London blog posts - a section of a 1930 street map showing the suburbs stretching out from the Victorian core of Waltamstow that, during the 1920s and '30s, slowly fused together places such as Snaresbrook, South Woodford and Highams Park. Lots to see on this map - that handly shows tramways so includes the tracks up Woodford New Road to the Napier Arms and along past Chapel End (better known as Crooked Billet) towards Chingford Mount. I've posted this as DG's latest foray was along the 123 bus route that uses the 'modern' section of the A406 'motorway' from Waterworks Corner down to Charlie Brown's roundabout witht he M11. This section of 1970s/80s road did away witht he old 'dog leg' North Circular seen here that drops down to Forest Road and the junctions with Grove Road and across the cross-roads at the High Road known for many years as "Gates Corner" after the Ford dealership there. Overall the A406 has changes, unsurprisingly, quite a bit! The Wadham Road section, itself quite new in 1930, was completely reconstructed in a deep cutting in c1990 and the old dogleg and later roundabout at the Crooked Billet changed into a double level roundabout.

 

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Taken on June 20, 2014