Woodford Bridge, Claybury Mental Hospital Entrance 1921

Memories of Woodford Bridge

16 Highfield Road

I too new Mr Wernink from the bridge mission, after a dip with my friend Evelin in the Hollow Ponds, I was attending a scout meeting at Snakes Lane when I experienced the most horrendous back pain which was diagnosed ...Read full memory

My Grandmother

I have no actual memory but my mother tells me that when she visited her mother at Claybury, I played on the grounds with my father. We emigrated in 1956 when I was 8 and I finally got to go back in 1983 and saw her for ...Read full memory

Living In Claybury

I remember living in Claybury Hospital for a while in the late 40's. We lived with the chief fireman, Percy Drain, and we lived in a cottage opposite the laundry (I think) - my brother Darrell, me and mm. I didn't ...Read full memory

Ray Lodge School

I lived in Woodford Green from 1945 but went to Ray Lodge School from the age of about 8. Does anyone remember the little shop by the school gates.....I think that it was run by mother who had a daughter whose name I have completely forgotten now.

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