Albert Square, E20

Road in/near Walford, existing between 1985 and now

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Queen Victoria public house, Albert Square
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Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

It is ostensibly located in the equally fictional London borough of Walford in London.

Central to the Square is the garden - this is home to Arthur Fowler’s bench, which was placed there in memory of him.

One corner of the square is taken up by The Queen Victoria Public House. It is known to residents as the Queen Vic or simply ’The Vic’, and stands south of the square at number 45 Albert Square, where it joins with Bridge Street.

East of the pub is a building with 2 flats and west of these in the southwest corner leads off to a walkway through to Turpin Way, on which the Walford Community Centre and Playground are found.

To the west of the Queen Vic, across the junction with Bridge Street, is the Beale house, 45 Albert Square. Next to that is 43 Albert Square. In the southwest corner of the square is number 41. Between numbers 41 and 43 is Daisy Lane, a pathway connecting Albert Square to Victoria Square.

On the west edge of The Square there are two houses 18 and 20 Albert Square, which have been knocked through as a single property and then later separated again. It was previously Walford’s B&B, ’Kim’s Palace’. North of the old B&B is the rear of 55 Victoria Road. A row of five terraced houses line the north edge of Albert Square. The westernmost house is number 31. The property next door is split into two flats. Number 25 was the home of Dot Cotton.

The easternmost property in the terrace is number 23, which was destroyed in September 2014 by a fire. On the northeast edge of Albert Square is a car lot, south of which is another terrace of three elevated properties. The northernmost house is number 5. A road leaves to the north at the northeast edge of the square, passing by the car lot. The middle house is 3 Albert Square. Most southerly of this terrace is number 1, originally flats with the doctor’s surgery on the ground floor, which later becomes a single house.

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Stephanie Ballard
Stephanie Ballard   
Added: 27 Apr 2018 19:52 GMT   
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Post by Stephanie Ballard: Hillside School

I went to Hillside secondary Moden from 1961 to 1964 I loved my school days there 3 of the teachers taught my Mum as well in the forties.


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.


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.

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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Walford

Walford is a fictional borough of east London in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

The name Walford is both a street in Dalston where one of the series’ creators, Tony Holland, lived and a blend of Walthamstow, where Holland was born, and Stratford. The suffix ’ford’ is also found throughout East London, for example, South Woodford. Walford’s London postcode district is E20 (real East London postcode districts only went up to E18 until 2011, when E20 was introduced to serve the London 2012 Olympic Park).

Walford’s fictional tube station, Walford East, is located on the EastEnders tube map in the position normally occupied by the real Bromley-by-Bow tube station.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aberford Park:   Aberford Park lies in Brook Road, Borehamwood.
All Saints Church:   All Saints church is Church of England, built in the Jacobean style and was consecrated in 1910.
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.
Keystone Passage, WD6:   Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
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.
The Crown:   The Crown was the main pub in Borehamwood until 2010.


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)


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aberford Road, WD6 · Albert Square, E20 · Audley Close, WD6 · Badminton Close, WD6 · Barton Way, WD6 · Brickfield Cottages · Canterbury Road, WD6 · Chandos Road, WD6 · Chatsworth Close, WD6 · Clarendon Road, WD6 · Drayton Road, WD6 · Eldon Avenue, WD6 · Essex Road, WD6 · George Street, WD6 · Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 · Goodwood Path, WD6 · Grosvenor Road, WD6 · Haddon Close, WD6 · Holt Close, WD6 · Lexington Close, WD6 · Linton Avenue, WD6 · Malden Road, WD6 · Mildred Avenue, WD6 · Shenley Road, WD6 · Stratfield Road, WD6 · Sutton Path, WD6 · Thirston Path, WD6 · Tilehouse Close, WD6 · Welbeck Close, WD6 ·

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