Hainault Forest Website

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Postcards from the Forest

Hainault

Postmark Woodford Green, Essex. 11 APR 1963

Postage: Elizabeth II Freedom from Hunger Campaign 2d.

Cranley Commercial Calendars Ltd., Ilford Essex.

 

 

 

 

Hainault Postcard

Unused, but similar vintage as above (1960's)

Publisher; Cranley Commercial Calendars Ltd. Ilford, Essex.

 

 

The Hermit, Hainault Forest

Unused. Undated. [Before 1904]

Publisher: H. Clinch, Post Office, Chigwell Row

 

See also William Bell, Hermit of Hainault Forest

 

 

 

 

"The Poachers" Hainault Forest, Barkingside.

Used.

Edward VII Halfpenny light green

Postmark 10.45pm MR 30 (19)09

Place possibly (Il)ford or (Rom)ford

Publisher: J P I series.

 

 

 

Left: A "Style" much in favour at Hainault Forest. I've tried it.

undated, but early 1900's.  Unused. Publisher: Birn Bros of London 2403 series. Printed in Saxony

 

Middle: Much too busy to write beyond "Hainault Forest agrees with me."

undated, but early 1900's.  Unused  Publisher: Birn Bros of London 2403 series. Printed in Saxony

 

Right: Time seems to fly at Hainault Forest - come and test it.

Undated but posted Manor Park 1914  Postage George V Halfpenny'

Publisher: Birn Bros of London 2403 series. Printed in Saxony.

Also right: Reverse of this card.

 Left: The Magic Pool Hainhault Forest. Undated, unused.  The Essex Artistic Series No.1723  published by Jeffries & Co. Goodmayes, Essex.

Right: A Rest by the Way Hainhault Forest.  Undated, unused. The Essex Artistic Series No. 1696 published by Jeffries & Co. Goodmayes, Essex.

Above card "A Rest on the Way" has the note printed here concerning Alfred Greenwood killed in 1942 in WW2.

 

 

 

 

Taylor's Plain Hainhault Forest

The Essex Artistic Series No. 1007

 Written on 29.11.15 but not sent

by post

          

Publisher not stated but part of a series

   by Jeffries & Co. Goodmayes, Essex,

 

No. 1955 Hainault Forest, Essex

Posted Chigwell Row, 24th July 1914 George V Halfpenny Green.

Publisher: E.J. & H Clarke, East Finchley

 

Message: Dear Jim, We are here. We had a ripping ride.

Off to have some fun now. Flo.

 

Stamp in this position. Diagonal face up - A kiss

 

A Gipsy Camp, Hainault Forest

Postcard by A.B.Davis, Ltd. Epping and Loughton No. 9.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Detail of Gypsy family enlarged from the above.

Posted 4pm DE 24 03 Epping

Edward VII d turquoise stamp

Gipsy Encampment, Hainault Forest.

Postmark: Chigwell Rd. July 3 (19)06.

Postage: Edward VII Halfpenny Light green stamp

Publisher unknown, but may be H.Clinch, PO. Chigwell Row.

 

 

 

 

Hainault Forest 71771

No publisher given except no. 797

Undated and unused.

 

 

 

Hainault Forest, Chigwell Row

No publisher,

Undated and unused

 

39376 Hainhault Forest

This is a view of the Common. The old oak stood where the fenced off car park and  dog free area now stand. Note the variant spelling of Hainhault which was commonly used in the 19th and early 20th centuries

Below is a detail from the postcard. Three ladies sit on a fallen branch while two men are apparently repairing bikes.

Postcard undated and unused. No publisher marks.

c 1910

 

 

 

Cabin Plain, Hainault Forest, Essex.

Card published by

M. Tolson, The Village Rest, Chigwell Row, Essex.

Undated but postal rate at this time was d inland

Unused.

The Common Gorse Ulex europaea is flowering and the plain appears scrubby

 

Hainault Forest

Unused, publisher unknown.

Probably 1920-5

The farmhouse and buildings are in the background.

The inflow hedgerow is centre left.

Right centre is a small part of the island.

 

 

 

Hainault Forest B16

Undated, unposted

Published by Cranley Commercial Calendars Ltd., Ilford

 

 

 

                     CGR 60 The Lake, Hainault, Forest, Chigwell Row.

                                         Publisher:  A Frith Card.

                           Posted 21st July 1969 Ilford and Barking

                                      Elizabeth II 4d stamp

 

           This is an unusual photograph showing the waterfall and the outfall stream

 

The Lake, Hainault Forest, Chigwell Row.

Unused card.

The tower of All Saints can be seen in the background of open fields.

A man stands at the outflow of the lake and is enlarged here. The Lake and planting was completed in 1910 so that the picture could date about 1920-5

Could this be the Ice Cream seller or Hokey Pokey man?

 

 

 

The Lake, Chigwell Row  167  Unused card, publisher unknown.  Probably same date as above1920-25. Close up of the figures at the outflow.

 

The Lake, Hainault Forest     8.7

Coloured and Sepia

Published by Cranley Commercial Calendars, Ilford, Essex.

Two boys in school caps and short trousers. Possibly 1950's

Unused.

    

    CGR 30F The Lake in the Forest, Chigwell Row.

                    Publisher: Frith Series, Reigate

                 Posted Woodford Green 3rd July 1967

                     Postage 3d. Elizabeth II stamp

 

 

The Lake, Hainault Forest, Chigwell Row

Unused and undated but c 1958

Publisher: Frith CGR 10

Scan with thanks to Raymond Small

 

 

 

 

A Glade in Hainault Forest

Card: J. B. L. Series.

Postmarked 10.45PM DE 24 06 Ilford. Stamp: Edward VII Half Penny Light green stamp

The addressee is Master H Wood at Caley Farm Cottage, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk.

     

 

                  116260 Hainault Forest Chigwell

                                  Publisher unknown

                              Undated and not posted.

 

 

HAINAULT FOREST

 B6

 

 

Coloured card posted Ilford and Barking

14th June 1967

Stamp removed

 

 

 

Coloured and Sepia Cards

 

Publisher: Cranley Commercial Calendars,

Ilford, Essex.

A view in Hainault Forest

 

Published by M. Tolson, Chigwell Row.

Postmarked Manor Park. 8pm April 13 1911.

Edward VII d light green stamp

 

 

Many of the Hornbeam pollards shown in the background of the photograph above appear to have been pollarded c25 years earlier.

Hainault Forest, Chigwell Row. 116256.

George V 2x Half penny stamps. Postmarks Woodford Green, Essex. 10.15am  31 May 33. Stamps in this position can mean "Write soon"

 

 

 

Hog Hill, Hainault

No publisher except no. 7354

Undated and unused.

 

 

Chigwell Row, General View , Hainault Forest

Similar but earlier view of that below

Hog hill, Forest Road into Romford Road.

Unused and Undated but c 1958

Publisher: Frith CGR 20

Scan with thanks to Raymond Small.

 

 

Chigwell Row 116279

Publisher and date unknown.

Unused.

 

This is the Romford Road from Forest Road going past

New North Road and Hainault Oak towards Chigwell Row

 

 

Hainault Forest by Motor Bus.

LTM 115

This postcard is unused  and is published by the London transport Museum and shows

a poster of 1920.

 

A photograph taken at Lambourne End in the 20's shows the 101 bus from Woolwich which used to travel at weekends to the forest.