Memories of Woodford Bridge

Colin King.

I think I must have known Colin King. He would have been a neighbour of Brian Cordell, a very good friend of mine from a very young age till the late 50's. I was born at 21 Highfield ...Read full memory

The Bridge 40+ Years Of Memories

'Mum, did you catch fish in the pond at the Bridge' asked my son when Googling for ponds to fish. 0f course we did, with our home made nets of a piece of ...Read full memory

21 Purleigh Ave

I lived there from age 1 something untill I married at St Pauls at 18. My best friend was Rev Wright's daughter, Christine. My school friends were Ann Richards, Joan Saville and Theresa Ancona. xxxxxxDiane

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

Garden City

I lived in Britannia House, Garden City from 1962/3-1970. This was one of the Dr Barnado homes inside the Garden City. I went to Roding Lane Infants then Junior school. I then went ...Read full memory

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

"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

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