My parents managed The White Hart pub when I was about 9 years old (I'm now 60) and I went to the village school. I have fond memories of the village and remember getting the train to Banbury with my Mum to go shopping.
Although I only lived in Woodford for a couple of years at most I was happy there. We lived at 17 High St, which I suppose might be called a cottage these days. It was a 2 up 2 down place with a strange sort of tiny extension built on the back which my mother called the kitchenette! There was a brick built coal ...Read full memory
Each day my journey either was via the cinder track (there was the old reservoir running alongside and the iron railway bridge stood in those days, the railway was still operating I think or in the stages of being dismantled) or we walked over a somewhat ricketty wooden bridge at the bottom of Castle Hill, ...Read full memory