Woodford Green Broadway
Woodford Green shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||WOODFORD GREEN|
|UK Parliament||Chingford and Woodford Green|
|London Assembly||Havering and Redbridge|
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) and a couple of streets on the eastern side straddling into the Epping Forest District of Essex. Woodford Green was formerly in the administrative county of Essex, until it was absorbed into the newly created Greater London in 1965.
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. In 1935, Pankhurst commissioned and dedicated a memorial in Woodford High Road to the victims of Italian aerial bombing in Ethiopia.
Woodford Green Cricket Club was founded in 1735 and is the oldest cricket club in the world that still plays on the original ground alongside the High Road. The club is still going strong with teams of all age groups with the senior teams playing in the Shepherd Neame Essex League.
Woodford Green is surrounded by forests, lakes, country parks and open spaces. This help make Woodford Green a great place to enjoy various outdoor fitness activities. There are 10,704 running trails (as of 14/Oct/15); 5,952 cycling trails, 3,453 walking trails and 42 hiking trails.
- Avon House School
- Churchfields Junior School
- Bancroft's Preparatory School
- Ray Lodge Primary School
- St Antony's Catholic Primary School
- St Aubyn's School
- Woodford Green Preparatory School
- Wells Primary School
- Woodford Green Primary
- St. Joseph's convent school
- Roding primary school
- Bancroft's School, Woodford Green, (Independent)
- Trinity Catholic High School
- Woodbridge High School
- Woodford County High School for Girls
Special needs schools
- Hatton School
- Clement Attlee, Labour Prime Minister
- Winston Churchill, Prime Minister
- James Hilton, author
- Alfred Horsley Hinton, photographer
- Stuart Kuttner, managing editor of the News of the World
- Louisa Leaman, author
- Michael Norgrove, boxer
- Kele Okereke, Bloc Party musician
- Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette
- Tony Robinson, actor and TV personality
- Alan Thurlow, organist
- Kate Williams, actress, Woodford resident during the making of the TV series Love Thy Neighbour
Transport and locale
- 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 to Debden Broadway via Whipps Cross, Loughton||Woodford New Road, High Road (The Green)||Go-Ahead London|
|179||Chingford Station 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 to Barkingside Tesco via Highams Park, Woodford||Chingford Lane, Broadmead Road, Woodford Station||Stagecoach London|
|397||South Chingford Sainsbury's to Debden Broadway via Chingford, Loughton||Whitehall Road||Arriva London|
|W13||Woodford Wells Horse & Well to Leytonstone Station 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 via Leytonstone||High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green||Stagecoach London|
- Nearest places
- "Sylvia Pankhurst in Woodford". The Sylvia Pankhurst Festival. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
- Wright, Patrick (7 April 2003). "The stone bomb". Open Democracy. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
- Joe Curtis (31 August 2011). "WOODFORD GREEN: Rearrest of 'former News of the World managing editor'". Epping Forest Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2011.