Leyton Then & Now


Lea Bridge Road junction of Snaresbrook Road trolley bus on route 581 heading towards Whipps Cross roundabout. Late 50s
Lea Bridge Road junction of Snaresbrook Road bus on route 20 heading towards Whipps Cross roundabout.May 2011.
Walthamstow Corporation Tram No. 42 at the end of Markhouse Road.
Across the road is the Savoy Cinema around 1936.
The cinema beacame the Gaumont in the late 50's, then the Odeon in the 70s.
© Vestry House Museum
Now it is a Bingo Hall. Taken in 2009.
The building on the left is now a Betting Office, but was Barclay's Bank
Walthamstow Corporation Trams No. 2041 and No. 2007 at the end of Markhouse Road on route 85. This became route 685 trolley bus and later route 58 when routemasters replaced trolleybuses. It in now covered by route 158.
© K. Stephens. Reproduced with kind permission.
Taken a few minutes later than the above shot. With a 158 bus kindly making an appearance.
Looking up Lea Bridge Road towards Bakers Arms.
Late 60s early 70s? The cinema is now the Odeon
Commercial Postcard
Same location 2009
Bakers Arms. The Building to the left of the shops are the
"Bakers Almshouses" Taken ealy 60s
Photo by Vectis Prints
Taken in 2009 Not a lot has changed except the buses!
Lea Bridge Trolleybus Depot 1959.
Situated between Westerham and Dunton Roads

photo by Marcus Eavis
( If it is copyright please let me know.
I'll either remove it or come to an arrangement for it's continued use.
Taken in 2009. Now a drive through K.F.C.
Lea Bridge Station 1940
© Vestry House Museum
Lea Bridge Station 2009. You can just make out the ticket office behind the hoarding.
Bridge crossing railway at Argall Way 1970's
My friend John is waiting to take a picture of a train.
© Richard Dunn
Bridge crossing railway at Argall Way 2009


All "NOW" photo's are © Richard Dunn