Woodford Green (A Charlotte Neighborhood)
Woodford Green is part of the suburb of Woodford in East London, England. Historically part of Essex, it was absorbed into Greater London in 1965 and today lies mainly within the London Borough of Redbridge, with a small part in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Woodford Green adjoins South Woodford to the south, Woodford Bridge to the east, Buckhurst Hill to the north and Highams Park to the west.
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. He was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2010 to 2016. 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, known as the Anti-Air War Memorial.
- Clement Attlee, Labour Prime Minister
- Winston Churchill, Prime Minister
- Harris Dickinson, actor.
- James Hilton, author
- Alfred Horsley Hinton, photographer
- Stuart Kuttner, managing editor of the News of the World
- Barry Lamb, experimental musician, composer
- 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
- 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
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