Woodford Bridge, Claybury Mental Hospital Entrance 1921

Woodford Bridge, Claybury Mental Hospital Entrance 1921

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Memories of Woodford Bridge, Claybury Mental Hospital Entrance 1921

Claybury Hospital

This wonderful picture might show visitors leaving after visiting time, or as I prefer to think, it could be gardeners and other staff leaving after their day's work is done: in which case the tall moustachioed gent in the front row could easily be my grandfather, George Crabb. He worked there in the inter-war years, and retired in about 1941.

Memories of Woodford Bridge

The Laundry At Claybury

My mum worked as a secretary at Claybury, first for one of the consultant doctors at the Tower and then down in Claybury Hall with the School of Nursing headed at the time by Christine Hancock, who was also the leader of one of the two nursing unions. Mum got me a summer job during my first year at college in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge

Dr Barnardos At Gwynne House

My Grandfather spent some time here in the early 1900s as a Barnardos boy put in care from Highbury via Dr Barnardos in Mile End in London, he stayed here until he was old enough to be moved on to a naval college in Norfolk in order to train for the Royal Navy. He had a hard childhood. When he went up to ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge

Frank Bedford

Hello Frank, I know you have sent a message to me as I managed to get a quick glance of it before it disappeared and I was unable to find it again but I did read that you were asking where abouts I lived in the Bridge. Well Frank, if you look at the photo of the high road with the estate agents in the foreground, that is ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge by norbet

Photo Of High Road, Woodford Bridge.

I have good reason to remember the above mention photo as I lived in the featured estate agents R. Cheeke & Co. from 1934 until I married in 1955 when I moved to 13, Gains Hill Road. I have read some of the articles written by past residents of "The Bridge" as it was known but have not known ...Read full memory

A memory of Woodford Bridge by norbet
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