Penny’s memories of ballet, Brownies and Agape at Woodford Memorial Hall

My memories of the Memorial Hall go back to early childhood. My older sister used to attend ballet classes there and trod the boards as an autumn leaf  wearing a maroon satin costume decorated with russet leaves. The Del Sarto School of Ballet was founded by Francesca Highfield and later taken over by Juan Sanchez. [...]

Jean’s memories of being bombed and evacuated from Woodford

Interview with Jean Deborah: Jean, you’ve told me that you moved to Woodford in 1930.  How old were you?  Jean: 18 months, give or take. And I’ve heard that you were one of triplets? That’s correct. Were there, 2 girls, 1boy or 2 boys 1 girl? The triplets were 2 identical twins my sister Jacqueline […]