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 Sweet Shop Near Ray Lodge School

I can remember the sweet shop just outside the school, I would run there (during playtime) for sweets. There was a wooden step for small children to be able to see over the counter and a seat. I used to get 2oz of a mix of sweets and they would be put in a cone of paper that the lady made and ...Read full memory

The Garden City

I began my nursery training here, my house was initially Empire, then Canon Fleming.......with Miss Souter as my mentor and trainer. I was the youngest of a group of 7 girls, all hoping to gain the coveted NNEB qualification. I attended Walthamstow Tech one day a week for theory training, the rest was very much hands ...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 have any fears, it seemed natural but I do remember some strange sights. PS. I'm Ian Stevens.

Ashton Playing Fields

I remember these playing fields being flooded by the Roding on a fairly regular basis. From the main road there was the clinic where mums used to go to get free orange juice and I think milk for their babies. Also, they could get baby's health checked, weight etc. Does anyone else remember this?

A memory of Woodford Bridge
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