Shenley Road water tank

Water well in/near Borehamwood, existed between the 1920s and 1969

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Shenley Road water tank

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Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.

This brick structure was a bunded tank. It was full of water for the fire brigade to use should there be a fire at the nearby studios.

Local children would catch sticklebacks there.



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The rectangular structure in the foreground was a water tank. This aerial view looks along the line of Elstree Way in the 1950s. It also shows the large white bulk of the Studio Cinema.</SPAN>

The rectangular structure in the foreground was a water tank. This aerial view looks along the line of Elstree Way in the 1950s. It also shows the large white bulk of the Studio Cinema.
Elstree and Borehamwood Museum

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Bullbaiter’s Farm Bullbaiter’s Farm in 1905.
Bullbaiters Farm Bullbaiters Farm near Boreham Wood was originally called Bullbeggar's Farm - Bullbeggar meaning 'hobgoblin' or 'scarecrow'.
Bullbaiter’s Farm Sale (1905) Bullbaiter’s Farm was located at the bottom of the modern Bullhead Road.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Fox and Clark Furniture Shop (1905) The Fox and Clark Furniture Shop was situated at 73 Shenley Road, Boreham Wood.
Holmshill School Holmshill School was a secondary school in Borehamwood.
Horse and cart at Bullbaiter’s Farm Addition to Bullbaiter's Farm
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.
Thrift Farm Thrift Farm was a farm in Boreham Wood.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberford Road, WD6 Aberford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ark Avenue, WD6 Ark Avenue has been built on the former Holmshill School site.
Brook Close, WD6 Brook Close is a location in London.
Broughinge Road, WD6 Broughinge Road is home to Boreham Wood Football Club.
Bullhead Road, WD6 Bullhead Road was one of the earliest streets of the Laing Estate.
Canterbury House, WD6 Canterbury House is a tower block in Borehamwood.
Canterbury Road, WD6 Canterbury Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
Franklin Court, WD6 Franklin Court is a location in London.
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hertshill Gardens, WD6 Hertshill Gardens is a location in London.
Holmes End Road, WD6 Holmes End Road is a location in London.
Holmesley Road, WD6 Holmesley Road is a location in London.
Kenilworth Close, WD6 Kenilworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Liberty Court, WD6 Liberty Court is a location in London.
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Maxwell Road, WD6 Maxwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Meadow Road, WD6 Meadow Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Nicholas Hawksmoor Drive, WD6 Nicholas Hawksmoor Drive is a location in London.
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Studio Way, SW19 Studio Way is a location in London.
Thrift Farm Lane, WD6 Thrift Farm Lane used to run to Thrift Farm.
Todd Close, WD6 Todd Close is a location in London.
Tomblin Close, WD6 Tomblin Close is a location in London.
Turpin Road, WD6 A street within the KT17 postcode
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.
Winter Walk, WD6 Winter Walk is a location in London.


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
Aberford Park lake
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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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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49 Shenley Road, WD6
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71 Shenley Road, WD6
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In the neighbourhood...

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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Horses and a cart at Bullbaiters (Bullbeggar’s) Farm c1880. The area has been built over and the farm was approximately where Bullhead Road, Boreham Wood is now. Bullbeggar meant "hobgoblin" or "scarecrow."
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Farmer George King retired from running Bullbaiter’s Farm on 25 March 1905. The farm was the property of the Earl of Strafford of Wrotham Park, South Mimms.
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Auction of farm goods after the retirement of farmer George King.
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Shenley Road, WD6
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Where Norlands and Sainsbury's met. 1960s.
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The entrance to Opus Court.
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Sainsbury's supermarket in the 1970s.
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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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