Chingford is a district of north east London,bordering on Enfield and Edmonton to the west, Woodford to the east,Walthamstow and Stratford to the south and Essex to the north.It is situated 10miles (16km ) northeast of Charing Cross and forms part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest Landmarks in the west, between Chingford and Enfield, are the William Girling and King George V reservoirs know together as the Chingford reservoirs, and the River Lea. To the north lies Epping Forest which is in Essex but is maintained by the Corporation of the City of London.
Origin of the name Chingford
The River Ching runs through the area, and the town of Chingford is close to a number of crossings of that river. However old maps and descriptions give a name for the settlement long before the river has a name and it is likely that the name of the river as " Ching" arose long after the settlement was named.
It is also thought that similarly to how Kingston upon Thames appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Chingestone and Chingetun (e) with ching being old English for king, that chingford could relate to the King`s river, and Kings Ford. This idea is compounded by the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge and links to royalty using the area for hunting in centuries gone by.
However the most generally accepted explanation by place name genealogists is that the settlement`s name comes from an origin of " Shingly Ford " -- that is, a ford over a waterway containing shingles.
Our Club is part of the worldwide fellowship of Rotary Clubs which is currently providing clean water throughout the developing world and on the brink of eradicating polio throughout the world, and also,support Rotary International efforts in lending its tools, workforce & surveillance network to help countries response in fighting Covid-19 pandemic.But it is not all work and the Club organises a full social calendar and takes part in various inter-club competitions.
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