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.

Growing Up In South Woodford

I lived In Priory Close which faces the shops on South Woodford high road, I left when I married aged 19. My memories are of a wonderful childhood. I used to play out with all the other children who lived in the flats at the time. There was always someone to play with. No one seemed to have much money ...Read full memory

Off Licence

I was 4, and my brother 3, my mum and dad ran the off licence and lived in the flat above. Their names where Audrey and Bill Johns. My name is Barbara and my brother is Trevor. My father embezzeled £300 and was evicted from the flat and off licence. Does any one remember us? We where put up for adoption soon ...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 next door which I believe was called the Horse and Wells. I met my wife, who was living in Roding ...Read full memory