Home of history

Woodford and District National Trust Chairman Richard Speller explains why – in normal times – Copped Hall is well worth a visit. It tells a story of history, restoration and engagement

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Zooming in

Having embraced Zoom for their fortnightly meetings, Woodford & Wanstead Photographic Society member Alan Simpson gives a snapshot of what the historic club offers to the community


Hope for 2021

2020 was hard. It’s important to lament all that was lost – livelihoods, lives, opportunities – but as we begin a new year, we can look forward with hope, says Rev Abi Todd of Holy Trinity Church, South Woodford

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Miss you, Miss!

Julie Anderson, headteacher at Churchfields Infants’ School, reflects on the 44-year career of much-loved nursery nurse Jenny Brown, who retired from the school last term