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Woodford Green
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
Woodford Green
adjoins South Woodford
South Woodford
to the south, Woodford Bridge
Woodford Bridge
to the east, Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill
to the north and Highams Park
Highams Park
to the west.

Contents

1 Politics 2 Sports teams

2.1 Cricket 2.2 Athletics

3 Outdoor fitness 4 Education

4.1 Primary schools 4.2 Secondary schools 4.3 Special
Special
needs schools

5 Notable people 6 Transport and locale 7 References

Politics[edit] Woodford Green
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
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
Sylvia Pankhurst
lived in Woodford Green
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, known as the Anti-Air War Memorial.[2] Sports teams[edit] Cricket[edit] Woodford Green
Woodford Green
Cricket Club was founded in 1735 and is the oldest cricket club in the world that still plays on the original ground[citation needed] alongside the High Road. The club has teams for all age groups with the senior teams playing in the Shepherd Neame Essex
Essex
League. Athletics[edit] Woodford Green
Woodford Green
with Essex
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.[citation needed] Outdoor fitness[edit] Woodford Green
Woodford Green
is surrounded by forests, lakes, country parks and open spaces. This help make Woodford Green
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. Education[edit] Main article: List of schools in the London Borough of Redbridge Primary schools[edit]

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
Woodford Green
Preparatory School Wells Primary School Woodford Green
Woodford Green
Primary St. Joseph's Convent School Roding Primary School

Secondary schools[edit]

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

Special
Special
needs schools[edit]

Hatton School

Notable people[edit] See also: Notable individuals associated with Woodford

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
was MP for Woodford, and is commemorated by a statue on Woodford Green.

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[3] Barry Lamb, experimental musician, composer Louisa Leaman, author Michael Norgrove, boxer Kele Okereke, Bloc Party
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[edit]

Roads and buses

The A104 runs through Woodford Green
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
Woodford Green
is served by Woodford tube station. Various London Buses
London Buses
routes also connect Woodford Green
Woodford Green
with nearby major towns:

Route Number Route Serving in Woodford Green Operator

20 Walthamstow Central station
Walthamstow Central station
to Debden tube station
Debden tube station
via Whipps Cross, Loughton Woodford New Road, High Road (The Green) Go-Ahead London

179 Chingford
Chingford
Station to Ilford
Ilford
High Road via South Woodford Whitehall Road, High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green Stagecoach London

275 St James Street railway station
St James Street railway station
to Barkingside
Barkingside
Tesco via Highams Park, Woodford Chingford
Chingford
Lane, Broadmead Road, Woodford Station Stagecoach London

397 South Chingford
Chingford
Sainsbury's to Debden Broadway via Chingford, Loughton Whitehall Road CT Plus

W13 Woodford Wells
Woodford Wells
Horse & Well to Leytonstone
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
Woodford Wells
Horse & Well to Oxford Circus
Oxford Circus
via Leytonstone High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green Stagecoach London

Nearest places

Chingford South Woodford Woodford Bridge Buckhurst Hill Walthamstow Highams Park Clayhall

The nearest London Underground
London Underground
stations are Woodford, South Woodford and Roding Valley on the Central line. References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Woodford Green.

^ " Sylvia Pankhurst
Sylvia Pankhurst
in Woodford". The Sylvia Pankhurst
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
News of the World
managing editor'". Epping Forest Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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London Borough of Redbridge

Districts

Aldborough Hatch Aldersbrook Barkingside Chadwell Heath Clayhall Cranbrook Fairlop Fullwell Cross Gants Hill Goodmayes Hainault Ilford Little Heath Loxford Newbury Park Redbridge Seven Kings Snaresbrook South Woodford Wanstead Woodford Woodford Bridge Woodford Green Woodford Wells

Attractions

Kenneth More Theatre Redbridge Museum Valentines Mansion

Constituencies

Chingford
Chingford
and Woodford Green
Woodford Green
(part) Ilford
Ilford
North Ilford
Ilford
South Leyton
Leyton
and Wanstead
Wanstead
(part)

Parks and open spaces

Clayhall
Clayhall
Park Hainault Forest Country Park Fairlop
Fairlop
Waters Goodmayes
Goodmayes
Park Roding Valley Park Seven Kings
Seven Kings
Park South Park, Ilford Valentines Park Wanstead
Wanstead
Flats Wanstead
Wanstead
Park

Tube and rail stations

Barkingside Chadwell Heath Fairlop Gants Hill Goodmayes Grange Hill Hainault Ilford Newbury Park Redbridge Roding Valley Seven Kings Snaresbrook South Woodford Wanstead Woodford

History

Wanstead
Wanstead
Manor Wanstead
Wanstead
Hall Wanstead
Wanstead
House The Embassy Cinema

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People Public art Schools

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London Borough of Waltham Forest

Districts

Bakers Arms Cann Hall Chingford Chingford
Chingford
Green Chingford
Chingford
Hatch Chingford
Chingford
Mount Friday Hill Higham Hill Highams Park
Highams Park
(including Hale End) Lea Bridge Leyton Leytonstone South Chingford Temple Mills Upper Walthamstow Walthamstow
Walthamstow
(including Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Village) Whipps Cross Woodford Green

Attractions

Brisbane Road
Brisbane Road
football stadium Lee Valley Riding Centre Lee Valley Ice Centre New Spitalfields Market Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge Vestry House Museum Waltham Forest Theatre Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Pump House Museum Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Stadium William Morris Gallery

Street markets

Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Market

Parks and open spaces

Larkswood Playing Fields Lee Valley Park WaterWorks Nature Reserve Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Marshes

Constituencies

Chingford
Chingford
and Woodford Green
Woodford Green
(part) Leyton
Leyton
and Wanstead
Wanstead
(part) Walthamstow

Tube and rail stations

Blackhorse Road Chingford Highams Park Leyton Leyton
Leyton
Midland Road Leytonstone Leytonstone
Leytonstone
High Road St James Street Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Central Walthamstow
Walthamstow
Queen's Road Wood Street

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Council Grade II* listed buildings People

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