Ripon Way, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1939 and now

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Ripon Way was planned as one of the main roads of the Laing Estate.

In the 1930s, the John Laing company purchased hundreds of acres, intending to create a ‘garden town’. The main arterial roads: Manor Way, Cranes Way and Ripon Way were laid out before the Second World War intervened.

After the war, a very different plan was developed by the London County Council.


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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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