November 2019

690FD079AF4F4837B271315EC0B20758A scene from Woodford Pantomime’s January 2019 performance of Treasure Island

Let your hair down at panto

Calling all panto fans! Woodford Pantomime warmly invite you to let your hair down as they proudly present their 2020 production, Rapunzel, at the Sir James Hawkey Hall. Karen Kelsey reports Remarkably, this will...

DSCF4946©Geoff Wilkinson

The old East End

In the first of two articles, local photographer Geoff Wilkinson discusses his new exhibition – entitled ‘Quick! Before it goes’ – depicting London’s East End, an area which resonates with many residents here Growing...

IMG_8315©Darren Evans

Home for Christmas

At this time of year, local resident and member of Woodford Arts Group Darren Evans – who goes by the name The Suburban Artist – likes to spend his time painting festive homes...

PA-45349820Omar Salem expressed his anger over hospital waiting times to Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Whipps Cross Hospital. ©PA images

Cross at Whipps

Councillor Beverley Brewer (Labour, South Woodford) explains why she thinks South Woodford resident Omar Salem was right when he confronted Boris Johnson at Whipps Cross Hospital in September South Woodford resident Omar Salem...


Battling a black hole

Councillor Suzanne Nolan (Conservative, South Woodford) talks about her caseload, her work to get policies changed and her battle against the ‘black hole’ that is the council website We are living in interesting...

image001David Williams in the churchyard of St Anne’s Church in Soho, alongside a plaque for his namesake, the founder of The Royal Literary Fund

History and enthusiasm

In the first of two articles by former South Woodford resident David Williams, the journalist-turned-tour guide and lecturer explains why he often returns to the area to give talks to local groups Whether...

dud-1Woodford Town FC supporters Phil, Andrea and Lloyd Duddridge wearing the team’s ‘heritage-inspired’ kit

Woodford Town FC frustrated by move delay

Supporters of Woodford Town Football Club have been left frustrated by the delay in moving into their new ground on Ashton Playing Fields. “It is disheartening, but it will be worth the wait...