Woodford Memories - a Memory of Woodford Green.
Born and bred in Woodford. Had a paper round at WH Smith on the Woodford railway station. Not too bad in the summer but freeezing cold on the winter mornings. Sang in the choir at St Barnabas Church and receive 3 shillings and sixpence a month [I think] if I attended all the services and practices and a shilling for weddings. Later worked after school and Saturday morning in John's Fish Shop in the main street.
Went to Ray Lodge Primary school from 1947 till 1953. Remember the following teachers Miss Ackland head mistress, Miss Ward, Miss Chignell, Mr Evans, Miss Cool, Mr Briggs, Mr Arnold, Miss Nichols. Moved on to St Barnabas Secondary. Worked at Harvey Hudsons in South Woodford after finishing school. Attended Judo Clubs at St Barnabas Secondary School twice a week and dances there on Friday nights. Favourite drinking hole was either the Woodman in Snakes Lane or the Cricketers up at the Green. Left Woodford in 1964 for Australia.
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