Seen in the picture from around 1915, Lopping Hall (right) stands as a reminder to the end of lopping rights for the residents of Loughton back in 1878.

Lopping was the act of removing branches from forest trees during the winter months.

In compensation, the hall was erected for use by the community in 1884 and funded by The City of London Corporation.

A man can been seen on his ladder servicing a street lamp outside the hall.

Use the slider facility to see how the scene has changed over the past century.

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