July 2019

WWPS-Social-MeetingV2©David Tyrrell

Photographic memories (part 10)

In the 10th – and last – of a series of articles celebrating the Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society – which is now in its 126th year – club member Alan Simpson continues to...

River-Roding-1©Geoff Wilkinson

Floating ideas (part IV)

Rising at Molehill Green in Essex, the River Roding passes through the Wanstead and Woodford area en route to the Thames, bringing with it a very real flood risk to local homes. In...

aSummertime-in-Epping-Forest©Sue Mayne

Art for the trees

Circles, colour and the trees of Epping Forest are among the inspirations for self-taught artist Sue Mayne, one of many local creatives to join the recently founded Woodford Arts Group. As a traveller,...

swvgddjulyaug19cmyk©Evelyn Rowland / evelynrowland.co.uk

DD’s 36th Woodford diary

Some South Woodford scribbles from DD, our resident diarist, commentator and observer of all things local. I have just bought a new broom. The old one was shedding bristles, so it was more...

Thaxted-300July-Thaxted by John Tookey

The art of Essex

‘This is Essex’ is the theme for an Essex Art Club competition, which will be judged at the group’s annual exhibition at this November. Mary Springham invites artists to join the historic club and...


Long story short

South Woodford’s Young Writers Club is nurturing the creativity of local budding authors, under the guidance of the group’s teacher Shameem Aziz, who knows to never underestimate a child’s potential. The Young Writers Club...


Branching out

Woodford Green resident Linda Gough explains how what began as an interest in family history some 30 years ago has now developed into a satisfying vocation reuniting families Television programmes like Who Do You...

Cows-in-my-front-garden-scan©Karen Humpage

Common or garden cows

Karen Humpage announces the launch of her book featuring artwork and anecdotes of the cows that once roamed the streets of Woodford. Woodford residents may already be familiar with my work. My paintings...

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Heritage Teatime

Sue Page from the Redbridge Heritage Centre invites you to a reminiscence session at Woodford Green Library this August, to share your memories of food, glorious food Our eating habits have changed a...