My Grandmother - a Memory of Woodford Bridge.

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 the first and only time. She of course didn't know who I was. I went to the office and did see her records but was so upset I didn't really absorb anything. I cried all the way in, while I was there and all the way out and for hours afterwards. Clara Amelia Lyons was admitted in 1937 at age 44 and died there at, I believe, age 92. Imagine. If your parents or anyone remembers her or has any records of her, I'd appreciate hearing back. Thanks.

A memory shared by Evelyn Arrowsmith on Apr 13th, 2010. Send Evelyn Arrowsmith a message

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Thu Feb 9th 2017, at 12:55 pm
There is a facebook group page all about Woodford Bridge, you would be welcomed to join it to share your memories...Please visit
Sun Jan 31st 2016, at 1:41 pm
Frank Bedford commented:
Evelyn, If you see this after all these years. I was born and breed in Woodford Bridge, in 1938. I did a paper delivery every morning to Claybury Hospital. There were so many bundles I couldn't ride the trades bike and had to push it from the paper shop up passed the police statuion to Claybury, then pushed the bike up to the Kitchen. The ride back was WONDERFUL all down hill. Where are you living now. ??

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