Fairway Avenue, Borehamwood, Herts.
Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1949 and now
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Fairway Avenue links Brook Road
and Eldon Avenue
It was the name originally proposed for the northern extention of Eldon Avenue
but its name was reassigned first to what was then a short cul-de-sac before Brook Road
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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. Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios. Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Ark Avenue, WD6 Ark Avenue has been built on the former Holmshill School site. Brodewater Road, WD6 Brodewater Road is a short road running between Broughinge Road and Hartforde Road. Haddon Close, WD6 Haddon Close was one of a series of roads off Stratfield Road named after country estates.
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