The Crown

Pub in/near Elstree and Borehamwood, existed between 1906 and the 2010s

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The Crown was the main pub in Borehamwood until 2010.

The Crown, at the corner of Shenley Road and Theobald Street, was originally located a little further down Theobald Street in a timber framed building c1600. It was another premises owned by Thomas Clutterbuck in 1786. In the mid to late Victorian era a new yellow brick building was constructed in front, this is still in use as offices today.

The current building from the 1920s occupies a more prominent site at the junction of Theobald Street and Shenley Road.

By 1910 The New Crown Hotel had been built at the current site and it too was the haunt of film stars. In the 1930s Danish actor Carl Brisson lived at ‘Ten Trees’ Theobald Street and would often entertain fellow imbibers there in after-hours sessions lasting well into the night – one fan was the local policeman!

It had many changes of name and fortune in recent times but reverted back to being called The Crown in 2000. Finally in the 2010s it became a supermarket.

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Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )
Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )   
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Post by Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters ): Thrift Farm

My parents moved to 1 Thrift Farm lane Borehamwood in 1947 from London, the farm was next to their house, it was a dirt track leading to the house. In front of our house was a cornfield we often had pigs come in our front garden and i would walk to the farm to see the animals particularly the sheep. They built a tarmac road when Holmshill school was built, and we no longer had a wonderful view of lovely cornfields was such a shame.


Scott Hatton
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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

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Post by Lesley carlton: Embry Drive, HA7

I use to live in embry drive when it was an RAF station with my family and I went to Belmont school.cm

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Post by John Morton: Manor Way, WD6

I remember the following shops along Manor Way: Martins, Bishop’s, the Co Op and Dewhurst.

Ron
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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood

I was brought up in Borehamwood - first in Wansford Park and later in Theobald Street.

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Post by Irene Smith: Keystone Passage, WD6

My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940 before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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Elstree and Borehamwood

Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.

On 22 June 1863, the Midland Railway (Extension to London) Bill was passed: "The London and Midland Junction Railway Bill is here referred to as providing for a new line of Railway into the metropolis. It commences from the Midland Railway at Hitchin, passes by St. Albans, Elstree, Edgware, Finchley and Highgate, and terminates by a junction with the Metropolitan Underground Railway at King’s Cross, previously throwing out a Branch to the Cattle Market at Copenhagen Fields."

Situated north of the Elstree Tunnels, the station was built by the Midland Railway as simply "Elstree" in 1868 when it built its extension to St Pancras station. By the 1920s, it had been renamed Elstree and Boreham Wood station. It was modernised in 1959. The station was renamed from Elstree & Borehamwood to Elstree on 6 May 1974, but reverted to Elstree & Borehamwood by mid 1988.

The station building has been on three different sites - first in a small lane off of Allum Lane, then atop the Allum Lane railway bridge and finally (and aptly) in Station Road.

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