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. Send Ted (Edward) Marston a message

 Comments & Feedback

Wed Jan 6th 2021, at 3:06 pm
Hello Maureen, I've just seen your comment on this site!!! I remember sleepovers at your house and you, me, Sally Strange and Sally Grove used to walk to school together. Where are you living now? I'm in Somerset. I'm on the Recollections and Memories of Woodford Bridge site
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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