Frank's Story - Summary
Introduction to London Road Introduction
Time Line Time Line
Residents of Loughton Residents
London Road Landmarks Landmarks
Frank Daniels , MBE, has lived all his life in Loughton and the neighbouring parish of Shenley.

Frank's account of London Road concentrates on how it was in the 1930s, taking us on an imagined stroll from what is now Great Holm fire station along London Road past the old Bell public house and down to the Talbot.
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London Road had a variety of businesses before the war and Frank talks about the garage run by Edgar Daniels, who was a distant relative. He also mentions a hauliers depot and the Co-op, along with other, smaller shops.
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The Talbot was a popular stop for motor coaches, especially on Saturday mornings, bringing a good deal of traffic into the village. The crossroads outside the Talbot, which for some obscure reason was always known as 'the Arch', was difficult to negotiate and became an accident blackspot. An AA scout was called upon to share point duties with the village policeman.
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Frank recalls the butcher's shop and slaughterhouse, and the transformation of the Fountain into a High-class hostelry, complete with private airstrip. He remembers particularly the aviators from London flying up. Sir Alan Cobham's "flying circus" became an annual event, providing an afternoon's entertainment for the locals.
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