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Hitchcock Chronology: 517 The High Road, Leytonstone, London

Entries in the Hitchcock Chronology relating to 517 The High Road, Leytonstone, London...


  • William and Emma Hitchcock, along with their two young children, move to 517 Leytonstone High Road. Although the house has since been demolished, after being bombed during the Second World War -- a petrol station now occupies the area -- a blue plaque commemorates the approximate location.[1][2][3]


  • William Hitchcock appears listed in the London Telephone Directory for the first time, as a greengrocer living at 517 High Road, Leytonstone, and contactable on telephone number Wanstead 569.[4]



  • The July 1906 London Telephone Directory is the final time William Hitchcock and family are listed as living at 517 Leytonstone High Road.[5]



  • Actor Barry Foster unveils a ceremonial plaque at the former site of 517 The High Road, Leytonstone, to commemorate Hitchcock's birthplace.


  1. Google Street View
  2. Flickr photograph of petrol station and plaque
  3. Flickr photograph of the plaque
  4. Telephone Directories
  5. Telephone Directories