Rossington Avenue, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1955 and now

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Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood.


Like other roads on the original Borehamwood estate, it was named for a settlement near to the A1 road. Rossington, a village in South Yorkshire, later became the site for Robin Hood Airport.

The Borehamwood plan was planned with small shopping centres in between the larger ones. Rossington Avenue was one of those roads planned to have one. It was also blessed with a pub - the Shooting Star.

Being the northernmost shopping area in the new development, it was designed to be a terminus for buses so that they could arrive there having served much of the town.

The 52 bus route from Victoria first came here in the 1950s to be superceded by the 292, which still terminates here.


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Borehamwood

Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.
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