Pictured at the top of this page is Long Green, Epping, around 1930 with a view up to the war memorial.

It was dedicated on May 8, 1920 to the 66 men who fell in the First World War.

In the aftermath of this conflict, the people of Britain needed a focus for their grief, loss and pride.

Epping Forest Guardian:

A modern-day view of the scene

War memorials were erected across the UK in the greatest wave of remembrance this nation has ever seen.

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