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Residents In Waltham Road, Woodford Bridge. - a Memory of Woodford Bridge.

I was intrigued and interested to read Valerie Sims, (nee Stow) memories of some residents in Waltham Road, as I grew up there, and lived at no. 123 until 1969. I married a Cornish girl, and we moved to Cornwall then, where I have lived ever since. I also had a younger brother called John who lived in Woodford Bridge for some while after I left, until he also moved away to Norfolk.

I don't remember the Cutmore family off-hand, but I certainly remember Pam Hayden and her brother Derek. Our mothers were good friends and we all played together as children/youngsters.

At no. 127 lived a family called Coe, I knew the two sons Robert and Alan Coe. At no. 125 was initially a family called Nightingale with three girls, Marlene, Madeleine and Wendy (I think) and later a family called Wartnaby. Mr Doug Nightingale took a job as a forest-ranger in Epping Forest and a very nice house in the forest went with the job, near Loughton. I recall we visited them there one Sunday as a family.

No. 121 was occupied by the Strachan family who had three daughters, Pat, and two younger twins called Eileen and Sheila. Bill Strachan was a self-employed window cleaner and his wife Hilda was partially sighted or blind. My mother was very friendly with them.

I would be delighted to hear from anyone in or from those families or who knew them, or lived there as well.

Ted Marston, Par, Cornwall.


A memory shared by Ted (Edward) Marston on Aug 14th, 2015.
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 Comments & Feedback

Sun Mar 29th 2020, at 5:09 pm
Maureen Gibson commented:
Hello I'm Maureen Passfield (Gibson) haven't been here for sometime but I remember you susan and all the people you mentioned. I remember the cutmore family they lived in Hazeleigh gardens at the top end. David Wartnaby and Stevan I remember them both well. Sally Strange was my best friend. This was a blast from the past.
Thu Dec 28th 2017, at 2:28 pm
Hello, re the Wartnaby's. I sat next to Dave Wartnaby at Roding Lane infants and was always in trouble with Mr Hewitt for laughing in class! I used to go to Dave and his brother Steve's parties. I remember Sally Strange, Maureen Passfield, Sally Chapman, Sally Grove, Paul Shepherd, Mary Frost, Robert Speakman, Joan Kirk ,all from Waltham Road.
Fri Sep 16th 2016, at 10:01 pm
Hello, re Wartnaby at 125 Waltham road. My grandfather Bob lived there. Do you remember him? Are you a relative of Mrs Marston who lived next door?
Wed Aug 19th 2015, at 10:22 am
Valerie please contact me again.

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