Hartforde Road, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1949 and now

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Hartforde Road was a post-WW2 road.


Post war Britain saw a massive development of new council estates to house Londoners displaced by WW2 bombing and 4080 homes were built in Borehamwood between 1950 and 1955, increasing the population by 8000. Another 8000 followed within 10 years and some Londoners even found that they had the same neighbours on arrival here.

Many of the houses in Hartforde Road were constructed by prisoners of war. In 1949 Nye Bevan (Minister for Health) opened the 500th council house built after the war by Elstree Rural District Council. It is No 40 Hartforde Road.



Main source: Elstree & Borehamwood Museum
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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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