Loughton in the 1930s and 40s, by Richard Gresty

Loughton in the 1930s and 40s, by Richard Gresty

Published by LDHS in 2020, 72 pages. Paperback (N7490)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: Loughton eighty or so years ago was a very different place, yet there is something essentially familiar about the scenes that Richard Cresty describes of his childhood in the 1930s. His text is accompanied by 30 illustrations, many of which have not appeared in print before. Together, they give a charming and first-hand impression of the Loughton ot small shops, steam trains, and simple pleasures that is now passing completely out of memory.

There are chapters on moving to loughton, the neighbours, our house, tradesmen and services, crime, education, religion, banking, Inns, medical and dental services, shops, transport, entertainment, Epping Forest, holidays, Lloyd's, Loughton life, and the war years