Category: Borehamwood

Sep 01

Ashley Drive, WD6

Ashley Drive was one of the original Laing estate roads. Borehamwood might have looked very different if two 1930s plans had not been halted by the War. Since work had begun on extending the Underground system to Elstree Hill from Edgware, the John Laing company purchased hundreds of acres, intending to create a garden town. …

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Nov 20

Aycliffe Road, WD6

Aycliffe Road is one of the major roads in the north of the Borehamwood estate. Boreham Wood – as it was spelled then – was a small village until the 1950s when there was a rapid expansion to provide housing for families relocated from North London. Separate estates, each with their own parade of shops, were built; and …

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Jul 01

Borehamwood – an overspill town

Click the map icons to view other streets and locations In times gone by, the bus routes of London were l-o-n-g. London Transport have shortened routes in more modern days, both for the logistic reasons of bus station/depot placement and the slow speed of traffic-clogged streets. The latter reason causes huge problems in timetable planning. …

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Nov 17

Manor Way, WD6

Just before the Second World War, there were already plans for Borehamwood to expand, To the south of the newly-built Elstree Way, a upside down Y shape pattern of three new roads was laid out. Manor Way led from Elstree Way to a new roundabout where two other new roads met – Cranes Way and …

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Feb 15

Rossington Avenue, WD6

Click on the markers to access locations on the main website Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood. Like other roads on the original Borehamwood estate, it was named for a settlement near to the A1 road – Rossington, a village in South Yorkshire, later became the site …

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Jan 04

Whitehouse Avenue, WD6

Whitehouse Farm was situated on Furzehill Road, dated to the 18th century and originally spread over 200 acres. It was owned by the Church of England. After the railway became established in the area, the population grew and as new industries were introduced more houses and roads were required, Drayton Road being the first in …

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