Allum Hall

Community Centre in/near Elstree, existing between 1699 and now

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Elstree Manor House


Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.

Allum Hall was built as Elstree Manor House, probably with 17th century origins.

The Grade 2 listed building has records of residents living here as early as 1827 when Thomas Jemmitt lived here, over the next 100 years the house stayed as private residence where many different families called the manor house home including army captains.

In the 1940s it was decided a community centre was needed in Elstree and Borehamwood and, after many years of discussions, in July 1953 Allum Hall filled this purpose.

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Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )
Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )   
Added: 21 Jan 2018 13:45 GMT   
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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

John Morton
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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.
:o)

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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.

Scott Hatton
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Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood

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

Irene Smith
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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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VIEW THE ELSTREE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE ELSTREE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ELSTREE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE ELSTREE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE ELSTREE AREA IN THE 1900s
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Elstree

Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.

Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).

It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.

Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.








LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aberford Park:   Aberford Park lies in Brook Road, Borehamwood.
Aldenham Country Park:   
Aldenham Park:   
All Saints Church:   All Saints church is Church of England, built in the Jacobean style and was consecrated in 1910.
Barham House:   Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church:   The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Borehamwood:   Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.
Centennial Park:   
Cressalls Farm:   Cressalls Farm was a Boreham Wood farm on Theobald Street.
Elstree:   Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.
Elstree Aerodrome:   Elstree Aerodrome is an airfield situated to the southwest of Letchmore Heath
Elstree and Borehamwood:   Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.
Elstree Brick & Tile Company:   Elstree Brick Works ran from 1865 until 1915.
Elstree Open Space:   
Elstree South tube station:   Elstree South tube station (usually just Elstree on Underground maps) was an unbuilt London Underground station south of Elstree.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18.
Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Hillside:   Hillside was the childhood home of Sir Richard Burton.
Holland House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Keystone Passage, WD6:   Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
London Academy:   Academy sponsor led (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Meryfield Primary School:   Meryfield Primary School is a mixed primary school which opened in 1954.
Neptune Studios:   The Neptune Film Company opened the first studios in Borehamwood in 1914. It contained just a single small windowless stage (the first dark stage in England), relying entirely on electricity from a gas powered generator for lighting.
Nicoll Farm:   Nicoll Farm is one of the earliest locations recorded in the Borehamwood area.
On This Day in London: 5 November :   On This Day in London: 5 November
Red Lion Hotel:   The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.
Rosh Pinah Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Nicholas Church of England Primary School:   St Nicholas Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tashbar of Edgware:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tee Shaped Wood:   Tee Shaped Wood was a woodland in the fields of Boreham Wood.
The Aldenham Foundation:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
The Artichoke:   The Artichoke was a pub on Elstree Hill North until about 2012.
The Crown:   The Crown was the main pub in Borehamwood until 2010.
The Green Dragon:   The Green Dragon was situated at 12-15 High Street, Elstree.
The Holly Bush:   The Holly Bush was an Elstree pub.
The Plough:   The Plough was a pub next to Elstree crossroads.
Villa Capri:   The Villa Capri stood on Allum Lane opposite contemporary Tauber Close.
Whitehall Studios:   A single large stage was built in Station Road, Borehamwood in 1928 by Whitehall Films Ltd but the company was wound up in 1930.
Woodcock Hill Open Space:   Woodcock Hill Open Space is an area of grass and woodland, designated a Village Green in 2008 to prevent development of the site.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses in Shenley Road:   A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905):   Added photo for 73 Shenley Road, WD6
Junction of Shenley Road and Drayton Road:   Looking along Shenley Road towards Furzehill Road
Shenley Road (1930s):   Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
The Myriad Stores:   Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
The Orchard:   The Orchard (1953)
Theobald Street in the 1900s:   2015


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aberford Road, WD6 · Albert Square, E20 · Alconbury Close, WD6 · Aldridge Avenue, HA8 · Allum Lane, WD6 · Alwyn Close, WD6 · Amias Drive, HA8 · Anthony Road, WD6 · Ascot Close, WD6 · Ashcombe Gardens, HA8 · Ashdown Drive, WD6 · Auden Drive, WD6 · Audley Close, WD6 · Badminton Close, WD6 · Baldock Way, WD6 · Barham Avenue, WD6 · Barnet Lane, WD6 · Barnsdale Close, WD6 · Barton Way, WD6 · Beech Drive, WD6 · Beehive Close, WD6 · Beethoven Road, WD6 · Belmor, WD6 · Bennington Drive, WD6 · Berkeley Close, WD6 · Beulah Close, HA8 · Bishops Avenue, WD6 · Blackwell Gardens, HA8 · Blattner Close, WD6 · Blyth Close, WD6 · Boreham Holt, WD6 · Brickfield Cottages · Britten Close, WD6 · Broadfield Parade, HA8 · Broadfields Avenue, HA8 · Broadfields Heights, HA8 · Broadhurst Avenue, HA8 · Brockley Hill, HA8 · Brook Road, WD6 · Brownlow Road, WD6 · Bullescroft Road, HA8 · Butterfly Lane, WD6 · Campbell Croft, HA8 · Canons Corner, HA8 · Canterbury Road, WD6 · Catterick Way, WD6 · Cavendish Crescent, WD6 · Centennial Avenue, WD6 · Chandos Road, WD6 · Chatsworth Close, WD6 · Chaucer Grove, WD6 · Chiltern Close, WD6 · Clare Close, WD6 · Clarendon Road, WD6 · Clifton Way, WD6 · Coates Road, WD6 · Coleridge Way, WD6 · Compass Close, HA8 · Cranmer Road, HA8 · Crossgate, HA8 · Croxdale Road, WD6 · Dagger Lane, WD6 · Deacons Heights, WD6 · Deacons Hill Road, WD6 · Drayton Road, WD6 · Dunnock Close, WD6 · Dylan Close, WD6 · Eaton Way, WD6 · Elstree Hill North, WD6 · Elstree Hill South, WD6 · Elstree Road, WD6 · Essex Road, WD6 · Fairburn Close, WD6 · Fairmead Crescent, HA8 · Fir Tree Court, WD6 · Fortune Lane, WD6 · Francklyn Gardens, HA8 · Gables Avenue, WD6 · Garrick Court, HA8 · Gateshead Road, WD6 · George Street, WD6 · Georges Mead, WD6 · Glendale Avenue, HA8 · Glendevon Close, HA8 · Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 · Goldfinch Way, WD6 · Goodwood Path, WD6 · Grange Road, WD6 · Grantham Close, HA8 · Green Lane, HA8 · Grove Road, WD6 · Haddon Close, WD6 · Hadley Close, WD6 · Hamlyn Close, HA8 · Harcourt Avenue, HA8 · Hartfield Avenue, WD6 · Hartfield Close, WD6 · Hartland Close, HA8 · Hazel Gardens, HA8 · Hendon Urban Motorway, HA8 · Hendon Urban Motorway, WD6 · High Street, WD6 · Hillcrest Avenue, HA8 · Hillside Gardens, HA8 · Hollywood Court, WD6 · Holme Park, WD6 · Holt Close, WD6 · Hornbeam Close, WD6 · Kings Drive, HA8 · Kingsley Avenue, WD6 · Knowl Park, WD6 · Knowl Way, WD6 · Lacey Drive, HA8 · Lakeside Court, WD6 · Land’s End, WD6 · Leeming Road, WD6 · Lexington Close, WD6 · Links Drive, WD6 · Linton Avenue, WD6 · Loch Crescent, HA8 · Lodge Avenue, WD6 · Lowther Close, WD6 · Lynford Gardens, HA8 · M1, WD6 · Malden Road, WD6 · Markham Close, WD6 · Marlborough Avenue, HA8 · May Gardens, WD6 · Maydwell Lodge, WD6 · Meryfield Close, WD6 · Mowbray Road, HA8 · Nash Close, WD6 · New Road, WD6 · Nicholas Road, WD6 · Norton Close, WD6 · Nutt Grove, HA8 · Orchard Close, WD6 · Park Crescent, WD6 · Parkside Drive, HA8 · Parnell Close, HA8 · Parsons Crescent, HA8 · Pipers Green Lane, HA7 · Pipers Green Lane, HA8 · Purcells Avenue, HA8 · Ranelagh Drive, HA8 · Ranskill Road, WD6 · Red Road, WD6 · Rodgers Close, WD6 · Romeland, WD6 · Rosens Walk, HA8 · Schubert Road, WD6 · Shakespeare Drive, WD6 · Shelley Close, WD6 · Sheraton Close, WD6 · Shiremead, WD6 · Shiremeade, WD6 · Siskin Close, WD6 · Spring Close, WD6 · Spur Road, HA8 · St. Nicholas Close, WD6 · Station Road, WD6 · Stevenage Crescent, WD6 · Stratfield Road, WD6 · Sullivan Way, WD6 · Summer Grove, WD6 · Summer Hill, WD6 · Sutton Path, WD6 · Tauber Close, WD6 · Tayside Drive, HA8 · The Bartons, WD6 · The Orchard, WD6 · The Pines, WD6 · The Reddings, WD6 · The Rise, HA8 · The Rise, WD6 · The Waterfront, WD6 · Theobald Street, WD6 · Theobold Street, WD7 · Thirston Path, WD6 · Tilehouse Close, WD6 · Tykeswater Lane, WD6 · Tylers Way, WD6 · Wards Lane, WD6 · Warenford Way, WD6 · Warwick Avenue, HA8 · Water End Close, WD6 · Watford By-pass, HA7 · Watford By-pass, HA8 · Watford Road, WD6 · Watling Court, WD6 · Watling Farm Close, WD6 · Welbeck Close, WD6 · Wentworth Avenue, WD6 · West View Gardens, WD6 · Westview Court, WD6 · Whitehall Close, WD6 · Willow Green, WD6 · Winthorpe Gardens, WD6 · Wolmer Gardens, HA8 · Woodside, WD6 · Wyre Grove, HA8 · Yew Tree Court, WD6 ·
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