Woodford Green

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Template:Infobox UK place 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

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.

Sports Teams

Athletics

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

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Primary schools

  • 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

Secondary schools

  • Bancroft's School, Woodford Green, (Independent)
  • Trinity Catholic High School
  • Woodbridge High School
  • Woodford County High School for Girls

Special needs schools

  • Hatton School

Notable people

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  • 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 Template:Rail-interchange Template:Rail-interchange to Debden Broadway Template:Rail-interchange via Whipps Cross, Loughton Woodford New Road, High Road (The Green) Arriva London
179 Chingford Station Template:Rail-interchange to Ilford High Road via South Woodford Whitehall Road, High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green First London
275 Walthamstow St James Street Station Template:Rail-interchange to Barkingside Tesco via Highams Park, Woodford Chingford Lane, Broadmead Road, Woodford Station Arriva London
397 South Chingford Sainsbury's to Debden Broadway Template:Rail-interchange via Chingford, Loughton Whitehall Road Arriva London
W13 Woodford Wells Horse & Well to Leytonstone Station Template:Rail-interchange 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 Template:Rail-interchange via Leytonstone High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green East London
Nearest places
  • Chingford
  • South Woodford
  • Woodford Bridge
  • Buckhurst Hill
  • Loughton
  • Highams Park
  • Clayhall

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

Notes

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