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
A short history of the village is available for download in a4 format here. Alternatively you can have the same thing as an A5 format document 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.
Want To See More Pictures?
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 email@example.com)
Woodford & The Railway
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:-
- English Heritage Inventory of Historical Monuments for Woodford
- Census Data 1851 – 1951 at A Vision of Britain
- Details of listed buildings in Woodford