Hainault Forest Website

Written, Designed and with Photographs by Brian Ecott

Postcards from the Forest

Aldborough Hatch





St. Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch

No. 433

Unposted, Undated.

No publisher stated.


NB. A identical card owned by Ron Jeffries of Aldborough Hatch

is numbered as 435

and was posted 29th August 1928

St. Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch, nr Barkingside

Posted Barkingside, August 21 1908

Edward VII Halfpenny light green stamp.

Publisher 2480 Charles Martin,39 Aldermanbury EC.



Aldborough Hatch - Church

Unposted, undated

No publisher given.


NB. An identical  card owned by Ron Jeffries,

of Aldborough Hatch

was posted on June 22 1905.





St. Peter's, Aldborough Hatch

Publisher: News and Book Supply Ltd., Seven Kings.

Printed in Saxony.

Unused, Undated, Not posted


At Aldborough Hatch

Posted Ilford, 16th March 1904

Edward VII Halfpenny Turquoise. (tilted left "I love you")

No publisher


Aldborough Hatch Farm

 Posted 25th September 1926.

George V 1d brown.

No publisher,

With thanks to Ron Jeffries, Aldborough Hatch, for the loan of this card.

Aldborough Hatch - Forge

Unposted, undated

No publisher given but see note above.


Close up of board over door shows the name



The Forge, Aldborough Hatch.

Posted: Ilford March 21st 1904  to Belgium.

2 Edw.VII Halfpenny Turquoise

No publisher, but numbered 31571


The 'Dick Turpin' Inn

Aldborough Hatch.


A real sepia photograph postcard.

Unposted and undated.


Very early postcard


EMILY COLE Licensed to sell Beer - rest not clear.

In the 1901 Census are Thomas Cole, Head, widower 70. Sarah Cole Sister Single 68 and Emily Cole, Niece Single 40.

In the 1911 Census Emily is now Head 48, and Sarah, Aunt 79










Unknown family group outside inn.  A look at the way the two schoolboys are dressed suggests photograph pre 1910


"The Old Dick Turpin."    Aldboro' Hatch. Ilford.

E.E. Parkins was proprieter from 1917