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Epping High Street in 1911.

Epping High Street in 1911.

By forest and countryside : a guide to the residential localities on the Great Eastern Railway.

By forest and countryside : a guide to the residential localities on the Great Eastern Railway.

Believe it or not, this somersaulting Edwardian is 60 years old. His name is Horace Fletcher and he attributed his unusual agility to a dietary system that he devised and which he called, rather unimaginatively, Fletcherism.

Believe it or not, this somersaulting Edwardian is 60 years old. His name is Horace Fletcher and he attributed his unusual agility to a dietary system that he devised and which he called, rather unimaginatively, Fletcherism.

John Betjeman was broadcasting to a war-time audience, and had in fact been asked to talk about how paper rationing was affecting publishing and reading habits. The text of the broadcast can be found in the book pictured here: Trains and buttered toast.

John Betjeman was broadcasting to a war-time audience, and had in fact been asked to talk about how paper rationing was affecting publishing and reading habits. The text of the broadcast can be found in the book pictured here: Trains and buttered toast.

Thanks to Epping Ongar Railway for the photo

Thanks to Epping Ongar Railway for the photo

Epping station, Central Line

Epping station, Central Line

After the Titanic disaster, there was a strong outpouring of religious texts, linking the Titanic theme in with sermons and the like. There were also tracts comparing the need to be saved from the Titanic to the need to be saved by the church.

After the Titanic disaster, there was a strong outpouring of religious texts, linking the Titanic theme in with sermons and the like. There were also tracts comparing the need to be saved from the Titanic to the need to be saved by the church.

Map of the Great Western Railway in 1913.

Map of the Great Western Railway in 1913.

The war was over, and it shows. By 1919, women’s hair is cut short, and even bright red. The make-up’s heavy, there’s a lot of skin on view, and every woman has a cigarette attached to her fingers.

The war was over, and it shows. By 1919, women’s hair is cut short, and even bright red. The make-up’s heavy, there’s a lot of skin on view, and every woman has a cigarette attached to her fingers.

Epping High Street in the 1950s

Epping High Street in the 1950s

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