Grand Commuters, Buckhurst Hill and its Leading Families 1860-1940, by L. H. Jones
Published by the Loughton and District Historical Society in 2013, 48 pages. A5 size booklet (N5827)
From the rear side cover: Very little has been written about Buckhurst Hill for the best part of 50 years.... the author has spent some years researching the families who effectively ran Buckhurst Hill. These grand commuters were major employers in the town, they were influential in politics and religion locally, and their influence can be discerned even today. For the most part, their ample houses have disappeared, to be replaced, particularly in the 1960s and 70s, by smaller 'executive residences' and blocks of flats. But their names live on, and this booklet documents something of them and of what they left to Buckhurst Hill...
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 an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover