Other Notable People From Woodford

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell, Lady Rendell of Babergh, also known as Barbara Vine, who has died aged 85, was a literary phenomenon. From 1964, when her country copper, Reg Wexford, first stepped before the reading public in From Doon With Death, she wrote more than 50 crime novels…  Read the full article.

Christine Truman

Christine Truman

Christine Truman MBE was born in Woodford and lived in Snakes Lane West and Monkhams Drive, amongst other things she helped GB win the Wightman Cup in 1958 1960 and 1968 and was British Wimbledon Junior Champion in 1956 and 1957. In 1959 she won the Swiss Italian and French Opens. She would practice on her tennis court in her back garden!  Further information about Christine Truman

Sally Gunnell

Sally Gunnell

Sally Gunnell who won Gold in the Women’s 400 m Hurdles Final at the Barcelona Olympics was educated at West Hatch High School, Chingford  and trained at Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford.

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George Edmund Street

George Edmund Street

Born: 20th June 1824 Woodford, Essex
Died: 18th December 1881 aged 57 London
Occupation: Architect
Awards: Royal Gold Medal 1874
Buildings: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London
Buried at Westminster Abbey. Interestingly William Morris was a young apprentice to Edmund Street in 1856 to 1857. More information about George Edmund Street