From Mean Streets to Epping Forest, The Shaftesbury Retreat Loughton, by David Wilkinson
Published by the Loughton and District Historical Society in 2008, 32 pages. A5 size booklet (N5196P1)
From the rear side cover: Every summer between 1894 and 1939, a thousand children a day from poor parts of East and South-east London came to Loughton to spend a few brief hours away from the deprivation of the city. The Shaftesbury retreat, in Staples Road, opposite one of the finest parts of Epping Forest, was their destination. In this booklet, the author tells the story of their excursions in words and pictures....
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover