Woodford Green

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Coordinates: 51°36′17″N 0°01′39″E / 51.60482°N 0.02742°E / 51.60482; 0.02742

Woodford Green
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Woodford Green Broadway
Woodford Green is located in Greater London
Woodford Green
Woodford Green
 Woodford Green shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ405915
London borough Redbridge
Waltham Forest
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WOODFORD GREEN
Postcode district IG8
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Chingford and Woodford Green
London Assembly Havering and Redbridge
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Woodford Green is part of the North East London suburb of Woodford, on the edge of Epping Forest, mostly within the London Borough of Redbridge with a part on the western side of the green within the London Borough of Waltham Forest (this area is known as Woodford Side). Woodford Green was formerly in the county of Essex, until it was absorbed into the newly created Greater London in 1965.

Politics[edit]

Woodford Green is part of the parliamentary constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green, represented by Iain Duncan Smith, leader of the Conservative Party from 2001 to 2003, and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions since 2010. Duncan Smith is a successor of Sir Winston Churchill, who was also MP for this area and is commemorated by a statue on Woodford Green erected in 1959.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Clement Attlee, later Labour Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951, had a residence in Woodford Green, the seat of his political adversary, Winston Churchill. A blue plaque to that effect resides on Attlee's former house in Monkhams Avenue.

Sylvia Pankhurst lived in Woodford Green from 1924 to 1956, originally in the High Road, and from 1933 in Charteris Road.[1] In 1935, Pankhurst commissioned and dedicated a memorial in Woodford High Road to the victims of Italian aerial bombing in Ethiopia.[2]

Sports Teams[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Woodford Green with Essex Ladies is one of the leading British athletics clubs and is based at Ashton Fields. The club topped Division 1 of the British Athletics League for the first time in 2005.

Education[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Special needs schools[edit]

  • Hatton School

Notable people[edit]


Transport and locale[edit]

Roads and buses

The A104 runs through Woodford Green and forms its High Street while Chigwell Road, the A113, runs along the east side with Broadmead Road connecting the two. Woodford Green is served by Woodford tube station.

Various London Buses routes also connect Woodford Green with nearby major towns:

Route Number Route Serving in Woodford Green Operator
20 Walthamstow Central Station National Rail London Underground to Debden Broadway London Underground via Whipps Cross, Loughton Woodford New Road, High Road (The Green) Go-Ahead London
179 Chingford Station National Rail to Ilford High Road via South Woodford Whitehall Road, High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green Stagecoach London
275 Walthamstow St James Street Station National Rail to Barkingside Tesco via Highams Park, Woodford Chingford Lane, Broadmead Road, Woodford Station Stagecoach London
397 South Chingford Sainsbury's to Debden Broadway London Underground via Chingford, Loughton Whitehall Road Arriva London
W13 Woodford Wells Horse & Well to Leytonstone Station London Underground via Wanstead High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green CT Plus (See route N55 for a night service)
N55 Night Bus Woodford Wells Horse & Well to Oxford Circus London Underground via Leytonstone High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green Stagecoach London
Nearest places

The nearest London Underground stations are Woodford, South Woodford and Roding Valley on the Central Line.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sylvia Pankhurst in Woodford". The Sylvia Pankhurst Festival. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Wright, Patrick (7 April 2003). "The stone bomb". Open Democracy. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Joe Curtis (31 August 2011). "WOODFORD GREEN: Rearrest of 'former News of the World managing editor'". Epping Forest Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2011.