Epping High Street

Epping High Street

One of the few watercolours William P. Robins contributed to the Recording Britain scheme (most of his works were monochrome wash drawings), this tranquil view of Epping High Street belies the town's close proximity to London. Founded during the reign of Elizabeth I as the site of a market and two annual fairs, this town, on the edge of Epping Forest, has never been absorbed by outer London as have many other Essex towns. However, it is the last stop on the Central Line of the London Underground.