Memories of Woodford Bridge

My Grandfather spent some time here in the early 1900s as a Barnardos boy put in care from Highbury via Dr Barnardos in Mile End in London, he stayed here until he was old enough to be moved on to a naval college in Norfolk in order to train for the Royal Navy. He had a hard childhood. When he went up to (...Read full memory)

I have good reason to remember the above mention photo as I lived in the featured estate agents R. Cheeke & Co. from 1934 until I married in 1955 when I moved to 13, Gains Hill Road. I have read some of the articles written by past residents of "The Bridge" as it was known but have not (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

My mum worked as a secretary at Claybury, first for one of the consultant doctors at the Tower and then down in Claybury Hall with the School of Nursing headed at the time by Christine Hancock, who was also the leader of one of the two nursing unions. Mum got me a summer job during my first year at college in (...Read full memory)

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