Keystone Passage, Borehamwood, Herts.

Walkway/path in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1919 and now

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Walkway/path · Borehamwood · WD6 ·
JUNE
30
2017
Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.

With a 900-strong workforce, the Keystone Knitting Mills was a major employer in the area from the end of the Twenties to the beginning of the early Sixties.

The business dated back to 1919, when friends Henry Nathan Lewis and Morris Twogood started door-to-door distribution of stockings imported from the United States.

They opened a factory in Shenley Road in 1927, specialising in high quality ladies’ hosiery and lingerie. It was built on a site between Glenhaven Avenue and Clarendon Road, behind the shops in Shenley Road. It became a public limited company in 1928 and survived during the Second World War when the factory was taken over to make munitions.

In the late 1950s, competition for customers became intense with Italian seamless and nylon stockings flooding the British market. In 1958 the company was taken over by Alicia Hosiery and in the early Sixties the factory closed its doors for the final time.


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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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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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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
105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
27A Theobald Street 27a Theobald Street was once Boreham Wood’s first purpose-built school.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
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.
Allum Hall Allum Hall was a community centre and lately a venue.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Boreham Wood Engine Works The Boreham Wood Engine Works and Loco Packing Company was situated in Drayton Road.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Elstree and Borehamwood Elstree (and Borehamwood) station, constructed in 1868, has undergone a series of name changes.
Fox and Clark Furniture Shop (1905) The Fox and Clark Furniture Shop was situated at 73 Shenley Road, Boreham Wood.
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.
The Myriad Stores Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6
Theobald Street, looking north This image probably dates from the 1950s.

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Almond Way, WD6 Almond Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Audley Close, WD6 Audley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Baker Court, WD6 Baker Court is a location in London.
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Borehamwood Enterprise Centre, WD6 Borehamwood Enterprise Centre is a location in London.
Borehamwood Shopping Park, WD6 Borehamwood Shopping Park is a location in London.
Brickfield Cottages, WD6 Brickfield Cottages lie between Theobald Street and the railway.
Brook Close, WD6 Brook Close is a location in London.
Brownlow Road, WD6 Brownlow Road was built together with Drayton Road.
Calleo House, WD6 Calleo House is a location in London.
Cardinal Avenue, WD6 Cardinal Avenue leads south off of Shenley Road.
Chatsworth Close, WD6 Chatsworth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Clarendon Mews, WD6 Clarendon Mews is a location in London.
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Deacons Hill Road, WD6 Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane and Allum Lane.
Drayton Road, WD6 Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.
Dunnock Close, WD6 Dunnock Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Eldon Avenue, WD6 Eldon Avenue is a street in Borehamwood.
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
Fairway House, WD6 Fairway House is a location in London.
Franklin Court, WD6 Franklin Court is a location in London.
Furzehill Parade, WD6 Furzehill Parade is a location in London.
Furzehill Road, WD6 Furzehill Road runs from Shenley Road to Barnet Lane.
Gables Avenue, WD6 Gables Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Glenhaven Avenue, WD6 Glenhaven Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Goldfinch Way, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Goodwood Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Haddon Close, WD6 Haddon Close was one of a series of roads off Stratfield Road named after country estates.
Hollywood Court, WD6 Hollywood Court was built in 1935.
Holt Close, WD6 Holt Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lexington Close, WD6 Lexington Close is a cul-de-sac that didn’t last.
Liberty Court, WD6 Liberty Court is a location in London.
Links Drive, WD6 Links Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Maple Court, WD6 Maple Court is a location in London.
Markham Close, WD6 Markham Close was created out of the sale and subsequent demolition of Theobald Street houses.
Martins Walk, WD6 Martins Walk is a location in London.
Mildred Avenue, WD6 Mildred Avenue is a curious road, being in two halves.
Oakfield Court, WD6 Oakfield Court is a location in London.
Oakwood Avenue, WD6 Oakwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Park Crescent, WD6 Park Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Penta Court, WD6 Penta Court is a location in London.
Red Road, WD6 Red Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Siskin Close, WD6 Siskin Close was built on the site of the Boreham Wood Engine Works.
Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.
Stratfield Road, WD6 Stratfield Road was built over the land of Tilehouse Farm in the late 1960s.
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
The Kinetic Centre, WD6 The Kinetic Centre is a location in London.
The Reddings, WD6 The Reddings is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Theobald Street, WD6 Theobald Street runs from the centre of Borehamwood to the centre of Radlett.
Thurston Way, WD6 Thurston Way is a location in London.
Tilehouse Close, WD6 Tilehouse Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Turpin Road, WD6 A street within the KT17 postcode
Welbeck Close, WD6 Welbeck Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Whitehouse Avenue, WD6 Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.

NEARBY PUBS
BBC Club Bar Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Borehamwood Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hart And Spool This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Thai Wan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown The Crown was the main pub in Borehamwood until 2010.
The Wishing Well 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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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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In the neighbourhood...

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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Richard Lidstone draper's shop on the corner of Shenley Road and Fuzehill Road (early 1900s)
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Junction of Shenley Road and Drayton Road (1930s)
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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Theobald Street, looking south near the original Crown pub
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Watercolour of the lower part of Theobald Street.
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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