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Playtime In Waltham Road - a Memory of Woodford Bridge.

We moved into no 76 in 1958. Mum still lives there. It was when there were allotments behind the houses that you could walk through (as long as you weren't caught), then cross a ditch before the Ashton.You could walk across the Ashton to the river Roding and walk to Luxborough Lane. We used to make dens along the ditch and climb trees. They've all gone now. I was called Sue Stone then ( now Slater).


A memory shared by Susan Slater Nee Stone on Dec 28th, 2017.
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 Comments & Feedback

Tue Feb 6th 2018, at 10:00 pm
Hi Doreen, that was before Mark's time. He was born in 1979.
Tue Feb 6th 2018, at 7:26 pm
Hi Susan. My son Neil is now 53 and was at Churchfiels in1968, I wonder if they knew each other. I also had a friend Sylvia Albone who lived in the flats opposite the Majestic cinema. Her son was Christopher and was the same age as Neil
Tue Feb 6th 2018, at 12:04 pm
Hello Doreen, my son went to Churchfiels infants and juniors. I used to walk into George Lane with my pram too. I also used to walk to Wanstead along the high road to visit my nan.
Tue Feb 6th 2018, at 11:02 am
Hello Susan, we lived in flat in Grove Road,on the other side to Gates garage ( gates corner) I think it was pulled down to make way for the big road construction. I used to love walking down to the George lane shops with a twin pushchair and our little dog sitting in the middle. Our eldest son went to Churchfields school for two years before we moved to Riding Lane

Wed Jan 31st 2018, at 4:10 pm
Sorry make that 1958, I was born in 1953!! 🤔
Wed Jan 31st 2018, at 4:08 pm
Hi Doreen, we moved to Waltham Road when I was 5 (1953). What a coincidence, I moved into a flat in South Woodford when I was married. It was in Avondale Court at the bottom of Churchfields.
Wed Jan 31st 2018, at 2:24 pm
Hi Susan. I was born in gaynes hill road in 1941. My dad had an allotment behind the houses in Waltham road and I used to walk with him to pick his runner beans.We used to play down by the river roding, under the bridge where it wasn't deep and drag for tiddlers.I can remember a lorry crashing into that bridge. I went to Roding lane school and we were married in St Paul's church.
In1964..
We had a flat in south Woodford and then moved to our first house in Roding lane. Our four boys also went to Roding lane school. We moved to a bigger house in South woodham ferrers and moved on to Braintree.we have lived in Clacton on sea for 4 years now but look back often about growing up in Woodford bridge.
Wed Jan 31st 2018, at 2:23 pm
Hi Susan. I was born in gaynes hill road in 1941. My dad had an allotment behind the houses in Waltham road and I used to walk with him to pick his runner beans.We used to play down by the river roding, under the bridge where it wasn't deep and drag for tiddlers.I can remember a lorry crashing into that bridge. I went to Roding lane school and we were married in St Paul's church.
In1964..
We had a flat in south Woodford and then moved to our first house in Roding lane. Our four boys also went to Roding lane school. We moved to a bigger house in South woodham ferrers and moved on to Braintree.we have lived in Clacton on sea for 4 years now but look back often about growing up in Woodford bridge.

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