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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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
roger morris   
Added: 16 Oct 2021 08:50 GMT   

Atherton Road, IG5 (1958 - 1980)
I moved to Atherton road in 1958 until 1980 from Finsbury Park. My father purchased the house from his brother Sydney Morris. My father continued to live there until his death in 1997, my mother having died in 1988.
I attended The Glade Primary School in Atherton Road from sept 1958 until 1964 when I went to Beal School. Have fond memories of the area and friends who lived at no2 (Michael Clark)and no11 (Brian Skelly)

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Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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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

NEARBY PUBS
Green Dragon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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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