Aberford Park

Park in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1952 and now

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Aberford Park lies in Brook Road, Borehamwood.

The land that become the park was bought by the local authority in stages from 1888. It lies on the route of a stream - Tykes Water.

Just after the Great War, the area that would later become the park was turned into a sewage works. By the 1940/50s it was out of use and the area was used for landfill.

Due to the building of the Borehamwood estate, Tykes Water was culverted and Aberford Lake created - a damned tributary to Tykes Water. It allows surface water to be collected and drained from the local area.

As Aberford Park was designated, a tree avenue leading to Croxdale Road was planted by local school children - each tree represents Borehamwood school.

There are two children's play areas, along with a skate park and 'extreme' sports area as well as a sensory play. Graffiti projects are carried out on the walls of the multi sports area.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s 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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Colin Trotman   
Added: 28 Oct 2020 14:35 GMT   

Old Red Lion
I feel your suggestion that the Old Red Lion on Green Street was ’demolished in 1962’ is incorrect; I was born in Borehamwood in 1957, and remember it well - must have therefore still been there in the mid sixties at least.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 24 Nov 2020 14:02 GMT   

Red Lion demolition
There were two pubs in Green Street. While our source of information may be incorrect, the second one we think DID last until the late 1960s as Patrick McGoohan drank there while creating ’The Prisoner’

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
roger morris   
Added: 16 Oct 2021 08:50 GMT   

Atherton Road, IG5 (1958 - 1980)
I moved to Atherton road in 1958 until 1980 from Finsbury Park. My father purchased the house from his brother Sydney Morris. My father continued to live there until his death in 1997, my mother having died in 1988.
I attended The Glade Primary School in Atherton Road from sept 1958 until 1964 when I went to Beal School. Have fond memories of the area and friends who lived at no2 (Michael Clark)and no11 (Brian Skelly)

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Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Tee Shaped Wood Tee Shaped Wood was a woodland in the fields of Boreham Wood.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberford Road, WD6 Aberford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Alban Crescent, WD6 Alban Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Alconbury Close, WD6 Alconbury Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Badminton Close, WD6 Badminton Close is a cul-de-sac running north from Stratfield Road.
Barnsdale Close, WD6 Barnsdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Barton Way, WD6 Barton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beech Drive, WD6 Beech Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bennington Drive, WD6 Bennington Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Blyth Close, WD6 Blyth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bradbury Close, WD6 Bradbury Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brodewater Road, WD6 Brodewater Road is a short road running between Broughinge Road and Hartforde Road.
Brook Close, WD6 Brook Close is a location in London.
Brook Road, WD6 Brook Road is one of the main arteries in the northern part of Borehamwood.
Broughinge Road, WD6 Broughinge Road is home to Boreham Wood Football Club.
Caishowe Road, WD6 Caishowe Road links Odyssey Road with Hartforde Road in Borehamwood
Canterbury House, WD6 Canterbury House is a tower block in Borehamwood.
Canterbury Road, WD6 Canterbury Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Catterick Way, WD6 Catterick Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Chandos Road, WD6 Chandos Road was constructed upon a remaining field of Tilehouse Farm.
Croxdale Road, WD6 Croxdale Road is a street in Borehamwood
Eaton Way, WD6 Eaton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Fairburn Close, WD6 Fairburn Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
Fairway House, WD6 Fairway House is a location in London.
Gateshead Road, WD6 Gateshead Road is a major east-west road in Borehamwood.
Gloucester House, WD6 Gloucester House is a location in London.
Goodwood Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grove Road, WD6 Grove Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Haddon Close, WD6 Haddon Close was one of a series of roads off Stratfield Road named after country estates.
Hartforde Road, WD6 Hartforde Road was a post-WW2 road.
Holme Park, WD6 Holme Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hornbeam Close, WD6 Hornbeam Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Kingsley Avenue, WD6 Kingsley Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lamberton Court, WD6 Lamberton Court is a location in London.
Liberty Court, WD6 Liberty Court is a location in London.
Lichfield House, WD6 Lichfield House is a location in London.
Linton Avenue, WD6 Linton Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lyndhurst Walk, WD6 Lyndhurst Walk is a location in London.
Markham Close, WD6 Markham Close was created out of the sale and subsequent demolition of Theobald Street houses.
Meryfield Close, WD6 Meryfield Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Milby Court, WD6 Milby Court is a location in London.
Nolan Path, WD6 Nolan Path is a location in London.
Norton Close, WD6 Norton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ranskill Road, WD6 Ranskill Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Sandy Grove, WD6 Sandy Grove is a location in London.
Southwark House, WD6 Southwark House is a location in London.
Spring Close, WD6 Spring Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Thirston Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Warenford Way, WD6 Warenford Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Water End Close, WD6 Water End Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Winstre Road, WD6 Winstre Road leads from Grove Road to Broughinge Road.
Winthorpe Gardens, WD6 Winthorpe Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Meryfield crest
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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Leeming Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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37 Shenley Road, WD6
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39 Shenley Road, WD6
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In the neighbourhood...

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Theobald Street, looking south near the original Crown pub
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Watercolour of the lower part of Theobald Street.
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Leeming Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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Boreham Wood Village Hall at 96 Shenley Road (demolished 2010)
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142 Shenley Road, WD6
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142 Shenley Road, WD6
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A view across Shenley Road from outside the original Wimpy Bar. c. 1963
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157 Shenley Road, WD6
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