Redbridge is a district of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge in Greater London It is home to Redbridge Institute of Adult Education and Redbridge Football Club. Redbridge has its own local radio station Time 107.5 FM. The Station covers Redbridge and surrounding areas and brings local people up to date news and event guides.
The name comes from a bridge over the River Roding which was demolished in 1921. The bridge was made of red brick, unlike other bridges in the area made of white stone. The name was later applied to the wider London borough created in 1965. The bridge was earlier known as Hocklee's Bridge.
The Redbridge area formed part of the ancient parish of Barking, Essex. In 1888 it became part of the new civil parish of Ilford. The civil parish became a local board district in 1890, urban district in 1894 and municipal borough in 1926. The Municipal Borough of Ilford was abolished in 1965 and its former area became part of the London Borough of Redbridge in Greater London.
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- Jessie J (born 1988), British R&B singer
- Dev Hynes (born 1985), singer record producer
- Kele Okereke (born 1981), Bloc Party singer
- Keith Flint (born 1969), The Prodigy singer
- Louise Wener (born 1966), Sleeper singer author
- Redbridge Institute of Adult Education
- Mills, Anthony David (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280106-6.
- 'The borough of Ilford', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 5 (1966), pp. 249-266. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42730 Date accessed: 11 October 2013
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