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.

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 ...Read full memory

Calypso Coffee Bar

I lived in Loughton, and have fond memories of the Calypso Cafe. When I used to go there it was a well-known bikers' cafe. Some evenings there would be over a hundred motorbikes parked outside. There was also a pub ...Read full memory

Before The Traffic Lights

My family moved from Goodmayes to South Woodford in 1927 and my first memory was of my father waving welcome to 31 Lansdowne Road as we arrived in a Daimler hired car! At Churchfields School, headmaster Mr ...Read full memory