Gallows Corner has been an important fixture in Romford history, so we have taken a look back at how it has changed over the years.

From the 1920s and the old AA box which marked it, to 1982 after the flyover was built, near which lay the historic Woodman Cottages, Gallows Corner and has played a crucial role in Romford history.

Take a look at our photos below of Gallows Corner and its surrounding buildings.

Gallows Corner and the AA box in the 1920s

Romford Recorder: Gallows Corner and the AA box on Southend Arterial Road in the 1920sGallows Corner and the AA box on Southend Arterial Road in the 1920s (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

This photo shows Gallows Corner before the flyover was built in the 1960s and the AA box on the newly-built Southend Arterial Road.

The AA box is on that road as it leaves Gallows Corner for Harold Wood, Havering Libraries points out.

You can see a traffic warden in the middle of the road and to the left the AA box appears to be telephone box built at major crossroads.

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The flyover circa 1970-72

Romford Recorder: Gallows Corner roundabout circa 1970-72Gallows Corner roundabout circa 1970-72 (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

This was one of a series of photographs of the flyover, likely taken as landscaping of the roundabout and its verges was nearly finished, according to Havering Libraries.

In the background you can see houses on Gillian Crescent.

In colour: Gallows Corner captured in 1971

Romford Recorder: Gallows Corner in-colour Gallows Corner in-colour (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

This is a 35mm colour photograph which shows the flyover from Eastern Avenue from the position of the RAC box that stood there, according to Havering Libraries.

To the centre-right you can see Romford Motor Company.

Underside of Gallows Corner: 1970-72

Romford Recorder: A view from below Gallows CornerA view from below Gallows Corner (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

Underneath the flyover, you can see a van which belonged to Weald Hall Lane (Landscapes) Limited, according to Havering Libraries.

The camera in this photo is pointing towards the Avenue Industrial Estate.

Romford Recorder: The Woodman Cottages near Gallows Corner in 1982The Woodman Cottages near Gallows Corner in 1982 (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

These historic cottages stood on Gallows Corner, and you can see the flyover to the left in the background.

The Woodman Cottages on Romford Common were built in the 19th century as worker's accommodation and included a beerhouse.

The cottages date back until around the 1830s and included The Woodman pub which was owned by Hornchurch Brewery.

Sadly, the cottages were demolished in 2008, according to Havering Libraries, having been used as residences and the popular brewhouse.