Villa Capri

Large house in/near Elstree, existed between 1936 and 1990

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The Villa Capri stood on Allum Lane opposite contemporary Tauber Close.

It was the home of the international operatic star/actor Richard Tauber and his actress wife Diane Napier from 1936-40. Richard made the films Blossom Time and Hearts Desire at British International Studios in 1934/5. He met his future wife, Diane (16 years his junior) on the set of Blossom Time.

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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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Added: 19 Dec 2017 20:11 GMT   
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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.

John Dye
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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.

Lesley carlton
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Added: 26 Nov 2017 22:52 GMT   
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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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Added: 17 Nov 2017 14:36 GMT   
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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   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
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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   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:58 GMT   
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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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Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   
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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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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Former newspaper boss who revolutionised local news dies aged 74
Former newspaper boss who revolutionised local news dies aged 74

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17236341.newspaper-managing-director-tony-greenan-dies-aged-74/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: West Harrow
Controversy as water cannons sold for scrap
Controversy as water cannons sold for scrap

https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/17235834.controversy-as-water-cannons-sold-for-scrap/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Harrow & Wealdstone
Mental health charity wants council to protect user project
A charity is urging Harrow Council to re-think its decision to end funding for a mental health project that serves thousands of people.

https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/17235776.mind-in-harrow-asks-harrow-council-to-protect-project/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon
New book examines true story of scandal in the Jacobean court
Autumn 1615. A scandal pervades the Jacobean court. A popular, much admired couple are imprisoned for murder. Frances is young and captivating. Rescued from an abusive marriage, she is determined to make a new life with her second husband, whatever the cost. Robert has risen from nothing to become one of the country’s most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies. Now a man is dead. And someone must pay with their life.

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17236036.the-poison-bed-by-ec-fremantle-examines-true-story-of-scandal-in-the-jacobean-court/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Edgware
M25 open again after lorry jackknifed

The M25 has reoponed following a crash.


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17235240.m25-closed-between-j27-and-j25-because-of-lorry-crash/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Controversy as water cannons sold for scrap
Controversy as water cannons sold for scrap

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17235835.controversy-as-water-cannons-sold-for-scrap/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Stanmore
Army medic whose life fell apart after tick bite wins job at Michelin-starred restaurant
A combat medic whose life fell apart after he contracted a devastating disease from a tick bite in Afghanistan has battled back to land a job at a top Mayfair restaurant.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/army-medic-whose-life-fell-apart-after-tick-bite-wins-job-at-michelinstarred-restaurant-a3994526.html

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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
Aldenham Country Park:   
Aldenham Park:   
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.
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 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).
London Academy:   Academy sponsor led (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
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 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.
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
Theobald Street in the 1900s:   2015


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alconbury Close, WD6 · Aldenham Road, 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 · Barham Avenue, WD6 · Barnet Lane, WD6 · Beech Drive, WD6 · Beechfield Close, 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 · Bullescroft Road, HA8 · Butterfly Lane, WD6 · Campbell Croft, HA8 · Canons Corner, HA8 · Catterick Way, WD6 · Cavendish Crescent, WD6 · Centennial Avenue, WD6 · Chandos Road, WD6 · Chiltern Close, WD6 · Clare Close, WD6 · Coates Road, 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 · Dylan Close, WD6 · Edgwarebury Lane, WD6 · Elgar Close, WD6 · Elstree Hill North, WD6 · Elstree Hill South, WD6 · Elstree Road, WD6 · Fairmead Crescent, HA8 · Fir Tree Court, WD6 · Fortune Lane, WD6 · Fox Close, WD6 · Francklyn Gardens, HA8 · Gables Avenue, WD6 · Garrick Court, HA8 · Gateshead Road, WD6 · Georges Mead, WD6 · Gibbons Close, WD6 · Glendale Avenue, HA8 · Glendevon Close, HA8 · Glengall Road, HA8 · Grange Road, WD6 · Grantham Close, HA8 · Green Lane, HA8 · Hadley Close, WD6 · Hamlyn Close, HA8 · Hamonde 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 · Hogg Lane, WD6 · Holme Park, WD6 · Holt Close, WD6 · Kings Drive, HA8 · Kingsley Avenue, WD6 · Knowl Park, WD6 · Knowl Way, WD6 · Lacey Drive, HA8 · Lakeside Court, WD6 · Land’s End, WD6 · Links Drive, WD6 · Loch Crescent, HA8 · Lodge Avenue, WD6 · Lombardy Way, WD6 · Lowther Close, WD6 · Lynford Gardens, HA8 · M1, 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 · 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 · Purcells Avenue, HA8 · Queens Close, HA8 · Ranelagh Close, HA8 · Ranelagh Drive, HA8 · Red Road, WD6 · Rodgers Close, WD6 · Romeland, WD6 · Rosens Walk, HA8 · Saxon Court, WD6 · Schubert Road, WD6 · Shelley Close, HA8 · Sheraton Close, WD6 · Shiremead, WD6 · Shiremeade, WD6 · Spur Road, HA8 · St. Nicholas Close, WD6 · Sterling Avenue, HA8 · Stevenage Crescent, WD6 · Sullivan Way, WD6 · Summer Grove, WD6 · Summer Hill, 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 · Tilehouse Close, WD6 · Tudor Court, 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 · Wentworth Avenue, WD6 · West View Gardens, WD6 · Westview Court, WD6 · Willow Green, WD6 · Wolmer Close, HA8 · Wolmer Gardens, HA8 · Woodside, WD6 · Wyre Grove, HA8 · Yew Tree Court, WD6 ·
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