Lakeside Court, Elstree, Herts.
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Added: 26 Sep 2018 12:32 GMT
|Post by Robert Body: 7 Shenley Road, WD6|
The daughter of Hastwells Hardware Jean is my Godmother and is still alive (26/9/18) in Essendon and I have connections with the village going back many years.
Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )
Added: 21 Jan 2018 13:45 GMT
|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.
Added: 19 Dec 2017 20:11 GMT
|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.
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT
|Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9|
I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.
Added: 26 Nov 2017 22:52 GMT
|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
Added: 17 Nov 2017 14:36 GMT
|Post by John Morton: Manor Way, WD6|
I remember the following shops along Manor Way: Martins, Bishop’s, the Co Op and Dewhurst.
Added: 24 Sep 2017 22:22 GMT
|Post by Ron: Colindale|
The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT
|Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory|
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:58 GMT
|Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood|
I was brought up in Borehamwood - first in Wansford Park and later in Theobald Street.
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT
|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.
Added: 16 Oct 2018 08:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: West Harrow|
Hundreds of jobs at risk as Claire’s Accessories considers closures
Claire’s is considering a raft of British store closures as the troubled fashion accessories chain becomes the latest high street firm to show signs of distress.
Added: 16 Oct 2018 08:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Harrow-on-the-Hill|
Evening update: Piccadilly line hit by part-suspension and severe delays
Here is your evening update for Monday, October 15.
Added: 16 Oct 2018 08:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Harrow & Wealdstone|
Morning update: Bringing you travel and weather details
Morning all, one or two problems on the roads and rail to be mindful of today.
Added: 16 Oct 2018 04:00 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Colindale|
Hainault stabbing: Trainee football coach, 23, knifed to death as he picked up birthday meal in east London
A trainee football coach was stabbed to death as he walked home after picking up a meal on his 23rd birthday, his family said today.
Added: 16 Oct 2018 01:00 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Mill Hill East|
Lottie Moss is barely-recognisable as she shows off brunette hair
The model, 20, has dramatically switched up her look for autumn, boldly opting to dye her trademark platinum blonde locks brunette.
Added: 15 Oct 2018 18:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Mill Hill Broadway|
Crash halts traffic on M25
A crash has led to queues of traffic backing up onto the M25.
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