South Woodford, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of South Woodford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Wonderful Childhood

I used to live in Churchfield, my old house is the only one left standing amongst a maze of flats. It was a council house in those days and we shared it with another family, the Caines. I went to Churchfields Primary and Junior Schools, as did my two sisters. I have wonderful memories of my time at Churchfields ...Read full memory

When Gates Corner Was A Corner

Lived in South Woodford with my parents from 1952-1972 before marrying, and worked for Gates in this very building from 1968-1977 before moving up the High Road to their new Head Office when this building caught fire overnight, the new 8-lane A406 Nth.Circular having already scythed its way through the ...Read full memory

Happy Memories Of South Woodford

My family lived in Hillcrest Road, South Woodford from 1960 to 1973. I had a very very happy childhood there (am still happy though) but had to move to Brighton to attend a deaf school and to avoid the need to continue as a school boarder (after 5 years). Looking at the photos just brings everything ...Read full memory