Elstree Brick & Tile Company

Industrial in/near Elstree, existed between 1865 and 1915

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Locals diving from the aqueduct of the former brickfields (1940s).

Elstree Brick Works ran from 1865 until 1915.

A notable feature was an aqueduct, used for draining water from Woodcock Hill to prevent the pits from flooding.

The brick works was sited next to the new railway and when the station building was in Allum Lane, it also led to the gates of the Elstree Brick & Tile Company.

After the finish of their industrial use, local historian Fred Hart described the scene:

"The deserted clay pits quickly filled with water and the whole place became overgrown with vegetation which included many beautiful wild flowers, bulrushes and little white water plants. It was not long before nature took possession; for there were many snakes, frogs and wild fowl, and where there are water fowl, there must be fish’.

It became used for swimming and fishing by locals before modern housing replaced the water.

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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 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.

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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.
:o)

Martina
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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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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.
Allum Hall:   Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Barham House:   Barham (Boreham) House was once one of the most prominent properties in Elstree.
BECC Children’s Centre:   The Borehamwood and Elstree (BECC) Children’s Centre opened in 2008.
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:   
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 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.
Ewhurst Manor:   Ewhurst Manor stood at 37 Furzehill Road.
Furzehill School:   Furzehill School was one of the original schools of Boreham Wood, opening in 1912.
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).
Neptune House:   Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
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.
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.
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.
Whitehouse Farm:   Whitehouse Farm was situated along Furzehill Road.
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 · Aldenham Road, WD6 · Aldridge Avenue, HA8 · Allum Lane, WD6 · Alwyn Close, WD6 · Amias Drive, HA8 · Ascot Close, WD6 · Ashcombe Gardens, HA8 · Auden Drive, WD6 · Audley Close, WD6 · Badminton Close, WD6 · Barham Avenue, WD6 · Barnet Lane, WD6 · Barton Way, WD6 · Beech Drive, WD6 · Beehive Close, WD6 · Beethoven Road, WD6 · Belmor, WD6 · Berkeley Close, WD6 · Beulah Close, HA8 · Bishops Avenue, WD6 · Blackwell Gardens, HA8 · Blattner 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 · Brownlow Road, WD6 · Bullescroft Road, HA8 · Butterfly Lane, WD6 · Byron Avenue, WD6 · Campbell Croft, HA8 · Canons Corner, HA8 · Canterbury Road, WD6 · Cavendish Crescent, WD6 · Cedars Close, WD6 · Centennial Avenue, WD6 · Chandos Road, WD6 · Chatsworth Close, WD6 · Chaucer Grove, WD6 · Chiltern Close, WD6 · Clare Close, WD6 · Clarendon Road, WD6 · Coates Road, WD6 · Coleridge Way, WD6 · Collinson Court, HA8 · Compass Close, HA8 · Cranmer Road, HA8 · Crossgate, HA8 · Croxdale Road, WD6 · Dagger Lane, WD6 · Deacons Heights, WD6 · Deacons Hill Road, WD6 · Delius Close, WD6 · Drayton Road, WD6 · Dunnock Close, WD6 · Dylan Close, WD6 · Edgwarebury Lane, WD6 · Eldon Avenue, WD6 · Elgar Close, WD6 · Elstree Hill North, WD6 · Elstree Hill South, WD6 · Elstree Road, WD6 · Essex Road, WD6 · Fairmead Crescent, HA8 · Fairview Way, HA8 · Fir Tree Court, WD6 · Fortune Lane, WD6 · Fox Close, WD6 · Francklyn Gardens, HA8 · Furzehill Road, WD6 · Gables Avenue, WD6 · Garrick Court, HA8 · George Street, WD6 · Georges Mead, WD6 · Glendale Avenue, HA8 · Glendevon Close, HA8 · Glengall Road, HA8 · Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 · Goldfinch Way, WD6 · Goodwood Path, WD6 · Grange Road, WD6 · Grantham Close, HA8 · Green Lane, HA8 · Grosvenor Road, WD6 · Haddon Close, WD6 · Hadley Close, WD6 · Hamlyn Close, HA8 · Hamonde Close, HA8 · Harcourt Avenue, HA8 · Harrowes Meade, 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 · Hogg Lane, WD6 · Hollywood Court, WD6 · Holme Park, WD6 · Holt Close, WD6 · Keats Close, WD6 · Kenilworth Road, HA8 · Kings Drive, HA8 · Kingsley Avenue, WD6 · Knowl Park, WD6 · Knowl Way, WD6 · Lacey Drive, HA8 · Lakeside Court, WD6 · Land’s End, 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 · Mildred Avenue, WD6 · Mowbray Road, HA8 · Nash Close, WD6 · New Road, WD6 · Newlands Close, HA8 · Nicholas Road, WD6 · Nutt Grove, HA8 · Oakleigh Gardens, HA8 · Orchard Close, WD6 · Park Crescent, WD6 · Parkside Drive, HA8 · Parnell Close, HA8 · Parsons Crescent, HA8 · Parsons Grove, HA8 · Pipers Green Lane, HA7 · Pipers Green Lane, HA8 · Potters Mews, WD6 · Purcells Avenue, HA8 · Queens Close, HA8 · Ranelagh Close, HA8 · Ranelagh Drive, HA8 · Red Road, WD6 · Rodgers Close, WD6 · Romeland, WD6 · Rosens Walk, HA8 · Schubert Road, WD6 · Shakespeare Drive, WD6 · Shelley Close, HA8 · 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 · Sterling Avenue, HA8 · 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 Drive, HA8 · 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 · 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 · Watling Street, WD6 · Welbeck Close, WD6 · Wentworth Avenue, WD6 · West View Gardens, WD6 · Westview Court, WD6 · Whitehall Close, WD6 · Willow Court, HA8 · Willow Green, WD6 · Windsor Avenue, HA8 · Wolmer Close, HA8 · Wolmer Gardens, HA8 · Woodside, WD6 · Wordsworth Gardens, WD6 · Wyre Grove, HA8 · Yew Tree Court, WD6 ·
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