Parkfields

Open space in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1978 and now

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Parkfields formerly agricultural land managed by Tilehouse Farm, has become an open space maintained by Hertsmere Council.


Much used by local dog walkers, they can be reached by Robinson’s Bridge over the Midland railway. the bridge was built to link the fields to the farm after the new railway cut them off.

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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.

Lesley carlton
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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)

Martina
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
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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Herts and north London Tory MPs vote for new party leader - recap
Herts and north London Tory MPs vote for new party leader - recap

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Police officer, 19, becomes third generation of his family to join the Met
A teenager has taken inspiration from his father and grandfather to become the third generation of his family to join the Met.

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We may soon get Sausage McMuffins after 10.30am as McDonald’s trials new breakfast hours

Sausage and egg McMuffins are the best, and arguably one of the best things McDonald’s has to offer.


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Jillian’s birthday present - the gift of independence
Jillian’s birthday present - the gift of independence

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Get your sweat on at health and fitness festival
A huge wellness festival catering to all levels of fitness is coming to London next weekend.

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
The day Jack Lemmon was an extra at Sir Laurence Olivier’s memorial service
I used to attend memorial services for stars I had known or had admired on the screen over the years. The last occasion was a couple of years ago for Philip Madoc, who enjoyed a long career and was always willing to turn up for my events. Although he often played villains he was a fun person and a pleasure to meet.

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17697537.attending-memorial-services-for-anna-neagle-peter-cushing-and-laurence-olivier/?ref=rss

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Soccer Aid 2019: World XI managed by Piers Morgan and Harry Redknapp win Stamford Bridge charity match
Piers Morgan and Harry Redknapp’s World XI won Soccer Aid on penalties, narrowly beating the England team.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/soccer-aid-2019-celebrities-and-sporting-heroes-take-part-in-stamford-bridge-charity-match-a4168466.html

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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.
The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.

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VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BOREHAMWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s
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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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