Redbridge Area Guide
The Redbridge borough is located near Barking & Dagenham and is named from a red brick bridge built in 1965 which bestrode the River Roding from the 17th Century. The bridge connected the municipal boroughs of Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford. The borough is famous for being one of the greenest London boroughs, with large areas of forest and parkland. This includes Claybury Woods and Park, which incorporates some design ideas by renowned landscape architect Sir Humphrey Repton.
Redbridge is also surprisingly home to the only mammoth specimen with a complete skull, which was found in Ilford, and the mammoth remains can be seen in the Redbridge Museum. Lastly, the former Epping and Woodford constituency was represented in Parliament by Sir Winston Churchill and his statue stands and can be found in Woodford Green.