This image was taken looking along what nowadays is the A1400 Woodford Avenue and the furthermost of the two station entrances seen here was later replaced by a ramped entrance. The buildings on the left are still there, as are the two churches, one of which is largely obscured by a street lamp pole.
Just about everything in this image is now history - not just the sign at the top of the Totem Pole with three feathers (correct name?) and the subterranean passageway entrance but also the Odeon Cinema, the half timbered pub called The Valentine and the building on the right edge of the photograph.
Note the parked buses.
My image above shows the present style of station name Roundel and totem pole, but as it was taken from a slightly different position and direction than the older image above it I'm adding a more accurate contrast view below. Note how the stepped access to the subterranean passageway and UndergrounD station has been rebuilt as a ramp.
For the benefit of anyone wanting to look up this position on a map, I am looking towards Perth Road. Although not seen in either of my images, short working buses that terminate at Gants Hill still sometimes use the bus stand located at this end of Perth Road. To my left is the A12 Eastern Avenue towards Romford and (eventually) Ipswich (etc). Behind me is the northern section of the A123 Cranbrook Road (from Barkingside).
As I remember it, the bus stand by the cinema (which I think was at one time was the Savoy) was generally used for route 139 only. 150s and 167s, eg, if terminating at Gants Hill, just did a circuit of the roundabout,and "stood" in Cranbrook Rd northbound. I don't remember what the third bar said; didn't know they were called "feathers"! It might have been public toilets, which weren't underground, but AIRI (my father was a great exponent of "never passing one by") were just by Clarence Rd, between Cranbrook Rd S and Eastern Av E.