Pictured above is Church Hill, Loughton, c1904 showing two cedar trees that once stood in the front garden of a large house called ‘Uplands’ that was demolished two years earlier to make way for a new housing development.
Uplands Park Avenue (now The Uplands) was laid out on the right, and one of its famous residents was architect, Sir Frank Baines (1877-1933) who lived for a time at Hillside Cottage.
He was much respected for his work on the conservation and preservation of old buildings.
On the left is part of the Kings Head Pub (now a restaurant).
One of the cedar trees still survives today.
Use the slider facility below to compare the two scenes more than 100 years apart.
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