Like many places in the UK, Chingford gained its name from its surrounding area and geological features. The most widely accepted origin comes from the fact that the shingly ford formed over a waterway later known as the river Ching however the word ‘Ching’ is known to be an old English word for King and Chingford had plenty of associations with early royalty in pre-Norman times. Most people tend to focus on the fact that King Henry VIII had a hunting lodge built here in 1543 in order to watch the local deer in the forest.
Chingford was at that time part of the expansive Epping forest and the King loved to spend time here. Elizabeth, I also spent a great deal of time here and whilst the building was called ‘The great standing’ it became known as Queen Elizabeth’s hunting Lodge. This building is still in existence and is open to the public although it has been heavily altered throughout the centuries. An interesting place to visit, either alone or in the company of our local Chingford escorts, you can combine your day out with a visit to the Butlers retreat, also located close by. The retreat is now a café but was originally a non-alcoholic pub as part of the temperance movement in England.
Our gorgeous escorts in Chingford, and indeed all our other escorts in Chingford would never have been part of the temperance (or teetotal) movement in the UK. They love to enjoy a drink or two, although never to excess. An ice breaker is a great way to get to know one another and social drinking forms the basis of most leisure activities in the world. In the 18th century drinking was commonplace even amongst children. With a lack of clean water supplies, alcohol was often the only available liquid refreshment however it was taken to excess and permanent inebriation was common amongst the working classes. Chingford has distanced itself to the movement over the years and has instead linked itself to other notable historic events.
The great standing, Queen Elizabeth’s hunting lodge was a favourite haunt of subsequent kings. Charles II was said to have been out hunting in the area when he was caught in a snowstorm. He sought refuge in Pimp Hall and was so delighted by the food he promptly knighted the joint of beef ‘sir loin’. It is said that the local inn became known as ‘The Sirloin’ from then until this day so it might be a great place to pop in for lunch when you are enjoying your time with our Chingford escorts.
Chingford has become known for producing sporting royalty in recent years. The world-famous footballer David Beckham started his game at the Ridgeway Rovers youth football club as did Harry Kane and Andros Townsend however Beckham went on to play for Manchester United and later, England and the rest is history! Other historical figures linked to Chingford include the Kray twins who are buried at Chingford mount cemetery. Some people who are interested in criminology visit the site as many local places feature in the gangland culture of the mid-20th century however, like our Chingford escorts, most of our clients tend to want to focus on the positive associations with the area, not least our escorts Chingford and the delight they bring. Call now to make a date with any of our Chingford escorts.