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Bushey is a town in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire.

The first written record of Bushey is an account in the Domesday Book, which describes a small agricultural village named ’Bissei’. Chance archaeological findings of Stone Age tools are evidence that the area was inhabited as far back as the Palaeolithic period. The town also has links to the Roman occupation of Britain - a Roman tessellated pavement was discovered near to Chiltern Avenue.

Bushey’s population rose from 856 in 1801, to just under 24 000 in the twenty first century. There was an industrial boom caused by the arrival of the railway. Many new jobs were created in and around Watford, and the first council houses were built in Bushey in the early 1920s. The expansion eventually died down when much of the land in and around Bushey was protected under the green belt scheme after the Second World War.

Hubert Herkomer, a poor immigrant from Bavaria arrived in Bushey in 1874, and fell in love with the village. He rented a pair of cottages and a studio near Melbourne Road. With his artistic talents, he founded Herkomer’s Art School in 1883, which, in its twenty years, attracted some 500 students to the area. He is sometimes referred to as having found Bushey, giving it an artistic reputation and leaving us with the many paintings by his pupils of past life in the town, a lot of which are on display in the Bushey Museum. Around 1888, he built Lululaund, a Bavarian ’castle’, which was named after his second wife Lulu Griffiths. Lululaund was a feature of the Bushey skyline until 1939 when it was demolished.

Bushey was the hometown of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.

According to H. G. Wells’ book The War of the Worlds, Bushey Heath was the site where the fourth of ten missiles fired at Earth from Mars landed.




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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bushey Bushey is a town in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire.

THE STREETS OF BUSHEY
Aldenham Road, WD23 Aldenham Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Avenue Rise, WD23 Avenue Rise is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Barley Close, WD23 Barley Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Beechen Grove, WD23 Beechen Grove is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bourne Road, WD23 Bourne Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bournehall Avenue, WD23 Bournehall Avenue is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bournehall House, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Bournehall Lane, WD23 Bournehall Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bournehall Road, WD23 Bournehall Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bournemead, WD23 Bournemead is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bushey House, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Castle Close, WD23 Castle Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Chalk Hill, WD23 Chalk Hill is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Church Walk, WD23 Church Walk is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Clapgate Road, WD23 Clapgate Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Colne Bridge Retail Park, WD17 A street within the WD17 postcode
Cooks Mead, WD23 Cooks Mead is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Cornfield Road, WD23 Cornfield Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Cow Lane, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Crabtree Close, WD23 Crabtree Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Dagger Lane, WD23 Dagger Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Edridge Close, WD23 Edridge Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Elstree Road, WD23 Elstree Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Falconer Road, WD23 Falconer Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Farm Way, WD23 Farm Way is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Farrington Avenue, WD23 Farrington Avenue is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Finch Lane, WD23 Finch Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Ford Close, WD23 Ford Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Fox Close, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Frobisher Close, WD23 Frobisher Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Fuller Close, WD23 Fuller Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Girtin Road, WD23 Girtin Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Glencoe Road, WD23 Glencoe Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Goddard Drive, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Goslett Court, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Great Grove, WD23 Great Grove is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Griffiths Close, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Grove House, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Gulland Close, WD23 Gulland Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Harbour Court, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Harcourt Road, WD23 Harcourt Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Harriet Way, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Hartspring Lane, WD23 Hartspring Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Harvest Road, WD23 Harvest Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Haydon Road, WD23 Haydon Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Heathbourne Road, WD23 Heathbourne Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Henlow Court, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Herkomer Road, WD23 Herkomer Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
High Street, WD23 High Street is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Hive Road, WD23 Hive Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Homefield Road, WD23 Homefield Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Hubert Crescent, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Koh-I-Noor Avenue, WD23 Koh-I-Noor Avenue is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Lane, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Lea Close, WD23 Lea Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Link Road, WD23 Link Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Little Bushey Lane, WD23 Little Bushey Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Little Grove, WD23 Little Grove is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Little Martins, WD23 Little Martins is a road in the WD23 postcode area
London Road, WD23 London Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
M1, WD23 M1 is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Meadow Road, WD23 Meadow Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Meadowcroft, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Mendip Road, WD23 Mendip Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Middle Furlong, WD23 Middle Furlong is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Moat Close, WD23 Moat Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Moat View Court, WD23 Moat View Court is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Moatfield Road, WD23 Moatfield Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Mostyn Road, WD23 Mostyn Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Nightingale Road, WD23 Nightingale Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
North Western Avenue Elton Way, WD23 North Western Avenue Elton Way is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Otterspool Way, WD23 Otterspool Way is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Palmer Avenue, WD23 Palmer Avenue is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Panelford Lane, WD23 Panelford Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Park Road, WD23 Park Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Purlings Road, WD23 Purlings Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Risingholme Close, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Rossway Drive, WD23 Rossway Drive is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Rudolph Road, WD23 Rudolph Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Sandy Lane, WD23 Sandy Lane is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Spring Crofts, WD23 Spring Crofts is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Stephenson Way, WD23 Stephenson Way is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Sutcliffe Close, WD23 Sutcliffe Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
The Close, WD23 The Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
The Four Tubs, WD23 The Four Tubs is a road in the WD23 postcode area
The Moorings, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
The Studios, WD23 The Studios is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Turner Road, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
University Close, WD23 University Close is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Vale Road, WD23 Vale Road is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Vale Road, WD23 Vale Road is a road in the WD19 postcode area
Waterfields Way, WD23 Waterfields Way is a road in the WD17 postcode area
Waterfields Way, WD23 Waterfields Way is a road in the WD23 postcode area

THE PUBS OF BUSHEY
Metropolitan Police Sports Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Red Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Swan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




LOCAL PHOTOS
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