About us

We’re a group of enthusiastic, like-minded people living, working or simply enjoying Woodford and sharing an avid interest in local history! Over 100 members and visitors attend our regular meetings.

We’ve come a long way in the 80 years since the first meeting at the Wilfred Lawson Temperance Hotel in March 1932, when the title of the very first talk was simply Woodford. We’re always pleased to know of any members undertaking research into the many aspects of Woodford and its environs.

Past President –VACANT

President –Peter Lawrence

Vice Presidents –Dorothy Lockwood and Sue Ralph



John Lovell, 24 Ashdon Close, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0EF

Tel: 020 8505 3640

e-mail: woodfordhistoricalsociety@hotmail.co.uk

Hon Secretary

Janet Lovell, Address and telephone as above

e-mail: lovelljanet@rocketmail.com

Hon Treasurer

Mike Ford, 3 Sands Way, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8EJ

Tel: 020 8504 1375

e-mail: mikeford03@btinternet.com


Sue Ralph


Committee Members

Felicity Banks

Ron Button

Jill Hicks

Dick Walker