Leeming Road, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1955 and now

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Leeming Road is a shopping area in the north of Borehamwood.

Apart from the main shopping street of Shenley Road, two minor retail centres were designed in the 1950s - Manor Way in the south and Leeming Road in the north of the new estate.

Leeming Road had a full set of different shops to serve the area - from supermarkets to a dentist and a pub - The Green Dragon.

These shops originally had peppercorn rents (low rents to encourage people to start businesses) and older residents will remember the days of GL Radio when Elvis Presley and Jailhouse Rock blasted out from the external speakers. Alas it was short lived and complaints from local residents called an untimely end to the youthful fun.


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Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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Colin Trotman   
Added: 28 Oct 2020 14:35 GMT   

Old Red Lion
I feel your suggestion that the Old Red Lion on Green Street was ’demolished in 1962’ is incorrect; I was born in Borehamwood in 1957, and remember it well - must have therefore still been there in the mid sixties at least.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 24 Nov 2020 14:02 GMT   

Red Lion demolition
There were two pubs in Green Street. While our source of information may be incorrect, the second one we think DID last until the late 1960s as Patrick McGoohan drank there while creating ’The Prisoner’

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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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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Tee Shaped Wood Tee Shaped Wood was a woodland in the fields of Boreham Wood.

NEARBY STREETS
Alconbury Close, WD6 Alconbury Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Allerton Close, WD6 Allerton Close, like Allerton Road, is named after a village in North Yorkshire.
Allerton Road, WD6 Allerton Road is named after Allerton Mauleverer - a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire.
Aycliffe Road, WD6 Aycliffe Road is one of the main roads in the north of Borehamwood.
Baldock Way, WD6 Baldock Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Barnsdale Close, WD6 Barnsdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beech Drive, WD6 Beech Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Belford Road, WD6 Belford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bennington Drive, WD6 Bennington Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Berwick Road, WD6 Berwick Road is in the WD6 postcode area.
Birch Walk, WD6 Birch Walk is a location in London.
Blyth Close, WD6 Blyth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brook Road, WD6 Brook Road is one of the main arteries in the northern part of Borehamwood.
Buckton Road, WD6 Buckton Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Castleford Close, WD6 Castleford Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Catterick Way, WD6 Catterick Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Champions Close, WD6 Champions Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clifton Way, WD6 Clifton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cromwell Road, WD6 Cromwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Darrington Road, WD6 Darrington Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Digswell Close, WD6 Digswell Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Eaton Way, WD6 Eaton Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fairburn Close, WD6 Fairburn Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fenwick Path, WD6 Fenwick Path runs between Morpeth Avenue and Berwick Road.
Gateshead Road, WD6 Gateshead Road is a major east-west road in Borehamwood.
Gloucester House, WD6 Gloucester House is a location in London.
Greenside, WD6 Greenside is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grove Road, WD6 Grove Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hornbeam Close, WD6 Hornbeam Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lamberton Court, WD6 Lamberton Court is a location in London.
Lyndhurst Walk, WD6 Lyndhurst Walk is a location in London.
Milby Court, WD6 Milby Court is a location in London.
Morpeth Avenue, WD6 Morpeth Avenue is in the WD6 postcode area.
Nolan Path, WD6 Nolan Path is a location in London.
Northgate Path, WD6 Northgate Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Norton Close, WD6 Norton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ranskill Road, WD6 Ranskill Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rossington Avenue, WD6 Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood.
Sawtry Way, WD6 Sawtry Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Sinderby Close, WD6 Sinderby Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Spring Close, WD6 Spring Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stannington Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Stevenage Crescent, WD6 Stevenage Crescent is a street in Borehamwood
Stretton Way, WD6 Stretton Way is named after a deserted medieval village.
The Campions, WD6 The Campions is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Torworth Road, WD6 Torworth Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Warenford Way, WD6 Warenford Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Welham Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Wentbridge Path, WD6 Wentbridge Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Winstre Road, WD6 Winstre Road leads from Grove Road to Broughinge Road.
Winthorpe Gardens, WD6 Winthorpe Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Woolmer Close, WD6 Woolmer Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area


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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Aberford Park lake
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Meryfield crest
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The Red Lion
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Campions School
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Aberford Park lake
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Meryfield crest
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The "top end" of Aycliffe Road when the hilly ground there was still largely undeveveloped.
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Campions School
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