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Bushey

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September
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2018

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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GRaleigh   
Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

Cheers,
Geoff Raleigh

Source: Glengall Road, NW6

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Born here
www.violettrefusis.com   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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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
Bournehall Avenue, WD23 Bournehall Avenue is a road in the WD23 postcode area
Bournehall House, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
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
Cow Lane, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
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
Fox Close, WD23 A street within the WD23 postcode
Frobisher Close, WD23 Frobisher 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
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
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
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 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




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