East London traffic interchange in the 1920s with AA direction signs

At the top of this page is pictured Whitehall Road at its junction with Forest Side in Chingford circa 1929.

To the left is the boundary fence of White Hall, a large country house demolished in the late 1930s from which the road takes its name.

Directional signs were mostly installed by the AA in Britain from 1909 to 1939 when the local authorities took over responsibility.

If you look closely you will see the AA logos on the signage.

This is local London:

Recently the island has been removed and the layout of the node has been changed.

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