Loughton Pond in Staples Road, c1900.

Used as the town’s reservoir for water in the 19th century, it was a popular resort for children visiting the forest.

Epping Forest Guardian: How the scene looks today.How the scene looks today. (Image: Gary Stone)

It was filled in to create Loughton brook storage pond located 40 metres into the forest.

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