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Woodford Memorial Hall
And The Community Since 1902
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Woodford Through The Ages
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And Woodford During WWI
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And Woodford During WWII
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And Woodford's Notable People
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Oral Histories of The Hall and Woodford
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Heritage Website

Welcome to Woodford Memorial Hall where you can discover the history of the hall Learn about Woodford and its notable people and share your memories of the Hall and Woodford.

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was born on 30/11/1874 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire to Tory politician, Lord Randolph Churchill and American-born beauty Jeanette Jerome.

Formative Years

Churchill’s parents led a glamorous life in high society but neglected their children and as a result, Winston was brought up by his nanny, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Everest. He loved his Nanny . He and younger brother Jack were sent to boarding schools at the age of 8 years of age.

Nobel Prize

Churchill was not good at school work and he used to get punished a lot with the cane. He hated school apart from one subject, English which he really loved. He later became a writer and won a Nobel Prize for his writing.

What The People Say?

What The Community Says About Woodford Hall And Why They Love It

As a child I remember walking home from South Woodford to Woodford Green and could not see my hand in front of my face with all the fog […]

Woodford Memorial Hall Heritage Project Phil Joiner – Community Member / Woodford South

1980 was an ‘annus horribilus’ for me and my children. My marriage had broken up and my eldest daughter had been killed in a road accident. […]

Woodford Memorial Hall Heritage Project Brenda Hayes – Community Member / Memorial Hall

I have lived in Woodford since I married Barry 50 years ago. My association with the Memorial Hall covers the whole of that time.

Woodford Memorial Hall Heritage ProjectMaureen – Community Member / Woodford South

Shirley went to school at Nightingale Primary and does not have happy memories of the Headmaster in the junior school.

Woodford Memorial Hall Heritage Project Shirley & Margaret – Community Members / Woodford South

Join The Woodford Memorial Hall Community Forum

Recount Your Experiences of Woodford

If you would like to tell us about your experiences and times in Woodford then please join the community forum and share your memories, good or bad, with us. We hope to rekindle the history associated with the hall and surrounding area through engagement of the community and we invite you to tell everyone how it was to live and work in Woodford and anything you know about the Memorial Hall. We hope to develop a source of historical information and reference for those who would like to discover the history of their town and its people.