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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

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