We know your area well. My mum used to live off Wood Street and John (Kernow Jon) & I both worked at Whipps X Hospital for many years. I have been to the Chestnuts, but not the folk club their. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't really get interested in folk music until we moved down to Cornwall. John used to be involved years ago and helped run a club in Leyton for a while. I'm glad to here there are a lot of folkies around these days.
Bye for now
Sorry about the diversion from the original thread, but if needs must...