“GANTS HILL – A HISTORY IN PHOTOGRAPHS”
by Vincent Goodman and Jef Page – Published by The History Press
Published May 2023
This is the first photographic history book focussing on Gants Hill, illustrating in detail how the farmland of the early 1900s seemed to transform in a few years into a major commuter suburb. The book contains over 180 carefully selected photographs, and a history of the area.
OLD PHOTOS OF GANTS HILL
Many more historical photos of Gants Hill can be found at our Gants Hill Facebook Group
Gants Hill Roundabout looking east, c1948, Lunn Poly Travel Agents is visible on the right, and the shops to the left of Lloyds Bank have yet to be developed
A photographic gallery of Gants Hill past and present
A unique photographic history of Gants Hill captured on film.
Many of these photos are from the personal collection of Vincent Goode, a keen photographer and local historian of the area and owner of Speedprint in Gants Hill.
If you have any old photos of Gants Hill please contact us
and we will add them to this page for all to enjoy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
With the invaluable help from local historian Mathew Saye we have recently uncovered many previously unseen historical photos of Gants Hill which, as we don’t have copyright clearance for yet, can be viewed at Speedprint in Gants Hill. There are some great shots in the collection. Please message us if you would like to pop in – Speedprint, 432 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Essex IG2 6LL
Many more old photos can be found at our Gants Hill Facebook Group
Gants Hill Roundabout looking east towards Eastern Avenue c1931. Taken before the Odeon (originally the Savoy) was built. Photograph copyright Collection of London Transport Museum
Woodford Avenue 1974 Shops visible are Littlestones, Shelleys Grill, Seafresh, Gold’s Chemist and Return of the Pink Panther is playing at the Odeon. Photograph copyright Vincent Goodman
Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, looking West 1956. Photograph copyright Collection of London Transport Museum
Cranbrook Road North, Gants Hill 1978. Note the houses have not yet been developed at the rear of the recreation ground. Photograph copyright Vincent Goodman
Very rare aerial photo of Gants Hill c1982 The original photo is on public display at Speedprint 432 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill
Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill looking north towards Barkingside 1982. Photograph copyright Vincent Goodman
Gants Hill Eastern Avenue mid 1960s, construction of Thames House, which became City Gate House, Picture copyright Peter Rouse
Gants Hill Roundabout looking East c1965 Copyright The Francis Frith Collection www.francisfrith.com