History of the Village

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The pictures above show just some of the history of the village. If you are interested in learning more there is a collection of local history books available in the library or you can find out more in Cedric Pulford’s short summary, “Big Enough But Small Enough” or view our timeline to get a picture of the Parish through the centuries. You can also learn about the stories behind our street names.

A short history of the village is available for download here.

You can find out about shopping  in Woodford in 1977 here and learn about Woodford in 1952 here.

A group of local history enthusiasts maintains the village history archive. Their web site is here:- Woodford Halse Archive. The archive group has put together a history walk on their web site. You can find the details here.

There are some more pictures of old Woodford, Hinton & West Farndon on the following pages or you can find many more of the “Pictures of Old Woodford” Facebook group. (If you have pictures of the village’s past and would like to share them we would love to add them to our galleries. Just email them to woodfordsignposteditor@gmail.com)

The railway played an important part in the development of Woodford. You can learn more about it on our Woodford & the Railway page.

Some other useful links to external sites include:-