Woodford Green, The Old Toll Gate 1903
Memories of Woodford Green
I grew up in Woodford Bridge with my twin sister Jean, friends Norma Overton, Pat Ancona, Lyn, Norma, Gillian and Gloria Jenkinson, and Richard Cutmore. Happy memories of buying hot bread from Rackhams, taking a ride on my brother John's go-cart from The Billett across the road, down past the library into ...Read full memory
I was born at 41 King's Avenue in 1947 and left the area in 1959. My brothers were born at the nursing home at end of the road. I remember particularly the shops Le Bonbon, Pudicombes, Sainsbury's (where we serverd at separate counters and paid at the back - complete with an overhead system for getting ...Read full memory
This is the title of my memoirs that I published in 2010. I was born in Woodside Nursing Home, Woodford Wells on 30.11.30. My father was Dr.David H Smith, a local G.P. and we lived at 22 Primrose Road, S.Woodford until 1938. We moved to Vicarage Rd. Woodford Bridge, off Roding Lane, where we lived at St.Breock, ...Read full memory
My mother came from Woodford Green. She met and married my dad when they were in the army. I would often go down with my mam to see my granda. I remember one particular time going with my cousin up to the forest at the top of the street which I think was Epping Forest and getting lost. We finally stumbled upon the swimming pool and were able to find our way back from there.