Keystone Passage, Borehamwood, Herts.

Walkway in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1919 and now

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Keystone Passage, WD6

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Walkway · Borehamwood · WD6 ·
JUNE
30
2017

Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.

With a 900-strong workforce, the Keystone Knitting Mills was a major employer in the area from the end of the Twenties to the beginning of the early Sixties.

The business dated back to 1919, when friends Henry Nathan Lewis and Morris Twogood started door-to-door distribution of stockings imported from the United States.

They opened a factory in Shenley Road in 1927, specialising in high quality ladies’ hosiery and lingerie. It was built on a site between Glenhaven Avenue and Clarendon Road, behind the shops in Shenley Road. It became a public limited company in 1928 and survived during the Second World War when the factory was taken over to make munitions.

In the late 1950s, competition for customers became intense with Italian seamless and nylon stockings flooding the British market. In 1958 the company was taken over by Alicia Hosiery and in the early Sixties the factory closed its doors for the final time.


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NEARBY STREETS
Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Almond Way, WD6 Almond Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Audley Close, WD6 Audley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brickfield Cottages, WD6 Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.
Brownlow Road, WD6 Brownlow Road was built together with Drayton Road.
Cardinal Avenue, WD6 Cardinal Avenue leads south off of Shenley Road.
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Deacons Hill Road, WD6 Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane and Allum Lane.
Drayton Road, WD6 Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.
Dunnock Close, WD6 Dunnock Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
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.
Furzehill Road, WD6 Furzehill Road runs from Shenley Road to Barnet Lane.
Gables Avenue, WD6 Gables Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 Glenhaven Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Goldfinch Way, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Goodwood Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor 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.
Holt Close, WD6 Holt Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lexington Close, WD6 Lexington Close is a cul-de-sac that didn’t last.
Links Drive, WD6 Links Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Markham Close, WD6 Markham Close was created out of the sale and subsequent demolition of Theobald Street houses.
Mildred Avenue, WD6 Mildred Avenue is a curious road, being in two halves.
Oakwood Avenue, WD6 Oakwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Park Crescent, WD6 Park Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Red Road, WD6 Red Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Siskin Close, WD6 Siskin Close was built on the site of the Boreham Wood Engine Works.
Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.
Stratfield Road, WD6 Stratfield Road was built over the land of Tilehouse Farm in the late 1960s.
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
The Reddings, WD6 The Reddings is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Theobald Street, WD6 Theobald Street runs from the centre of Borehamwood to the centre of Radlett.
Tilehouse Close, WD6 Tilehouse Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Turpin Road, E20 A street within the KT17 postcode
Welbeck Close, WD6 Welbeck Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.


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.


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