PUBLISHED: 13:24 18 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:10 20 February 2013
Meet the independent heroes of Chingford's High Street
SITUATED on the borders of London and Epping Forest, Chingford has a rich historic background, first appearing in the Domesday Book of 1086 long before the high street became known for its stylish boutiques and salons.
The railway reinvented Chingford as an East London suburb, but remnants of the towns rural history remain. Well known landmarks include The Old Church (All Saints), which was originally built in the twelfth century, and the obelisk on Pole Hill, which was erected in 1824
in the Greenwich Meridian. The Meridian Line has since changed by international agreement, and in fact passes 19ft east of the obelisk.