Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Woodford Halse and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Early Years

My early memories of Woodford, were being taken by bus, from Byfield Primary School, to the Moravian church, in Parsons Street, for the polio injection, also of going to the cinema, which was opposite the Post Office, to see the Big Country. Some of my relatives, worked on the railway, I spent a lot of happy times, ...Read full memory

A Short But Happy Time

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

Fishing For Tiddlers As A Small Boy In A Stream In Woodford

I remember as if it was yesterday, walking from 7 Manor Road, the house I was born in. My grandad and granma, the Peasnells, lived there for some time. I used to walk with my cousin John, he was a few years older than me, down the road to stone bridge, just before the tunnel, ...Read full memory