Loughton High Road as seen in 1900 could been mistaken as a residential street from the photo above from c1900.

Slowly the fine houses and cottages gave way to the shops and supermarkets we see today.

However, some houses now hide behind shop fronts if you look carefully.

The road as it looks today

The road as it looks today

In the distance is Kings Green.

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