Unusual to see the roundel embedded in concrete forming the base of the light
Looking closely at the ironwork brackets you can see the letters GER. The Great Eastern Railway was merged with other railway companies in 1923 to become the London and North Eastern Railway. Plans were made to transfer the station and others on this loop line to the Eastern extension of the Central Line. Work began in 1938 but was suspended until 1946 due to the outbreak of WW2. It opened as part of the Central line in November 1948.
I walked back onto Manor Road and turned left away from the station. I was surprised by the view. It wasn't a clear day, in fact it was overcast and drizzly but I could still make out the skyscrapers in the City of London some 12 miles away.
On the other side of the road is the United Reform Church built in 1804 and the oldest church in this area.
Walking back towards the station I noticed a footpath running alongside the United Reform Church.
Through the bushes I heard the sound of gushing water. At first I thought it was some kind of fancy swimming pool.
Newer housing developments were more frequent at the beginning and end of the lane. I walked further than anticipated with the lane bringing me out at the High Road in Chigwell.
Passed St Winifred's church and then climbed the hill next to it.