Memories of Woodford Bridge

My Grandmother

I have no actual memory but my mother tells me that when she visited her mother at Claybury, I played on the grounds with my father. We emigrated in 1956 when I was 8 and I ...Read full memory

The Sweet Shop Near Ray Lodge School

I can remember the sweet shop just outside the school, I would run there (during playtime) for sweets. There was a wooden step for small children to be able ...Read full memory

Shopping With Nona

As Mum went out to work fulltime, Nan looked after me before the age of 3.  She would take me shopping to this row of shops regularly. The shop with the long awning was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge

Bankil's Ironmonger

Bankil's of Woodford Bridge was my uncle's shop. The two men in brown coats were 'Hock' and Dick Chinnery. My uncle was John Banks. My father Brian and brother Peter also ...Read full memory

The Garden City

I began my nursery training here, my house was initially Empire, then Canon Fleming.......with Miss Souter as my mentor and trainer. I was the youngest of a group of 7 girls, ...Read full memory

"Any Old Iron"

This photo brings back lots of memories for me as it shows High Road, Woodford Bridge which is where the old-fashioned ironmongers that my family owned was situated. There had ...Read full memory

Claybury Memories.

Both my parents were nurses at Claybury during the 1950s. My dad worked days and my mum worked nights. I can remember her telling me that when she did 'the rounds' during the ...Read full memory

Rackhams Bakery

I think the memory on Drapers Dairy was confused with Rackhams Bakery which was situated near the Crooked Billet pub and has since been demolished to make way for a block of ...Read full memory

The Good Old Days

I was an only child and I lived in various addresses in Woodford Green and Woodford Bridge. My first address was in a flat above a Doctors surgery in High Rd, Woodford Bridge ...Read full memory

Childhood Memories

I remember my father speaking about Woodford Bridge and High Road, Woodford. His name was Clarence Harris Bickers and together with my mother we all lived at 52 St. Ronan's ...Read full memory

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