The Crossroads
Introduction to London Road Introduction
Time Line Time Line
Residents of Loughton Residents
London Road Landmarks Landmarks
The road from Shenley Church End to Old Bradwell crosses London Road about halfway along its
length. The Talbot Inn, the Memorial Cottages, The Old Co-op Shop and the County Council Cottages still stand on on the corners.
Early in the century Buckinghamshire County Council had built two cottages.
One was the Police House, a steam-roller attendant lived in the other
Before the First World War London Road was a quiet country way with little transport
Even in the early 1920's there was little traffic
But the the volume of traffic travelling along London Road increased and there were many accidents, often involving heavy vehicles.
It had become quite dangerous for pedestrians. Children had to cross to get to Shenley School and an AA patrol man lived nearby used to see them safety on their way. In the 1930's he was replaced by a Belisha beacon.
There has been a signpost at the crossroads throughout the 20th century. There was one there in 1968..........
........and there is still one on the same spot in the year 2000



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Loughton Middle School Web Site


This Web Site is a project by Loughton Middle School Clutch Club In conjunction with the Open University and the Living Archive

Loughton Middle School Clutch Club

Loughton Middle School Clutch Club is one of the first round of clubs funded by awards from the Millennium Commission. Each club consists of 5 parents of school-age children, in this case Charlotte Cashman, Bernadette Gill, Dave Johnston, Mumtaz Ladak and Gill Sloyan.

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