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Village · Elstree · WD6 ·
FEBRUARY
11
2013
Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.

Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).

It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.

Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.








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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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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

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 05:50 GMT   

Batham Family (1851 - 1921)
I start with William Batham 1786-1852 born in St.Martins Middlesex. From various sources I have found snippets of information concerning his early life. A soldier in 1814 he married Mary Champelovier of Huguenot descent By 1819 they were in Kensington where they raised 10 children. Apart from soldier his other occupations include whitesmith, bell hanger and pig breeder. I find my first record in the 1851 English sensus. No street address is given, just ’The Potteries’. He died 1853. Only one child at home then George Batham 1839-1923, my great grandfather. By 1861 he is living in Thomas St. Kensington with his mother. A bricklayer by trade 1871, married and still in Thomas St. 1881 finds him in 5,Martin St. Kensington. 1891 10,Manchester St. 1911, 44 Hunt St Hammersmith. Lastly 1921 Census 7, Mersey St. which has since been demolished.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Red Lion Hotel The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.
The Green Dragon The Green Dragon was situated at 12-15 High Street, Elstree.
The Holly Bush The Holly Bush was an Elstree pub.
The Plough The Plough was a pub next to Elstree crossroads.

THE STREETS OF ELSTREE
Aldenham Road, WD6 Aldenham Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Allum Lane, WD6 Allum Lane links Borehamwood with Watling Street just north of Elstree village.
Alwyn Close, WD6 Alwyn Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ascot Close, WD6 Ascot Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Barham Avenue, WD6 Barham Avenue was constructed on the site of two historic houses.
Barnet Lane, WD6 Barnet Lane for centuries formed Hertfordshire’s boundary with Middlesex.
Beehive Close, WD6 Beehive Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Beethoven Road, WD6 Beethoven Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Belmor, WD6 Belmor is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Berkeley Close, WD6 Berkeley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Bishops Avenue, WD6 Bishops Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Blattner Close, WD6 Blattner Close was named after Ludwig (Louis) Blattner, cinema pioneer, when built in the late 1990s.
Boreham Holt, WD6 Boreham Holt is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Brannigan Way, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Britten Close, WD6 Britten Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Butterfield Cottages, WD6 Butterfield Cottages is a location in London.
Butterfly Lane, WD6 Butterfly Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cannons Corner, HA8 Cannons Corner is a location in London.
Canons Centre, HA8 Canons Centre is a location in London.
Cavendish Crescent, WD6 Cavendish Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Centennial Avenue, WD6 Centennial Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Centennial Park, WD6 Centennial Park is a location in London.
Clare Close, WD6 Clare Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Coates Road, WD6 This is an article about Coates Road.
Dagger Lane, WD6 Dagger Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Deacons Close, WD6 Deacons Close is a location in London.
Deacons Heights, WD6 Deacons Heights is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Deacons Hill Road, WD6 Deacons Hill Road is a road connecting Barnet Lane and Allum Lane.
Delius Close, WD6 Delius Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Dylan Close, WD6 Dylan Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Edgwarebury Lane, WD6 Edgwarebury Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elgar Close, WD6 Elgar Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Aerodrome, WD25 Elstree Aerodrome is a location in London.
Elstree Hill North, WD6 Elstree Hill North is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Hill South, WD6 Elstree Hill South is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree Road, WD6 Elstree Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fir Tree Court, WD6 Fir Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fortune Lane, WD6 Fortune Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Fox Close, WD6 Fox Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Georges Mead, WD6 Georges Mead is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Grange Road, WD6 Grange Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hadley Close, WD6 Hadley Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Ham Farm Cottage, WD6 Ham Farm Cottage is a location in London.
Hartfield Avenue, WD6 Hartfield Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hartfield Close, WD6 Hartfield Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hendon Urban Motorway, WD6 The M1 here opened in 1966 under the alternative name of the Hendon Urban Motorway.
High Street, WD6 High Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hogg Lane, WD6 Hogg Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hollywood Court, WD6 Hollywood Court was built in 1935.
Holt Close, WD6 Holt Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Park, WD6 Knowl Park is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Knowl Way, WD6 Knowl Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lakeside Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Land’s End, WD6 Lands End is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lands End, WD6 Lands End is a location in London.
Links Drive, WD6 Links Drive is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lismarrine Industrial Park, WD6 Lismarrine Industrial Park is a location in London.
Lodge Avenue, WD6 Lodge Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Lowther Close, WD6 Lowther Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
May Gardens, WD6 May Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Nash Close, WD6 Nash Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
New Road, WD6 New Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Nicholas Road, WD6 Nicholas Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
North Medburn Farm, WD6 North Medburn Farm is a location in London.
Orchard Close, WD6 Orchard Close is a cul-de-sac off of Links Drive.
Park Crescent, WD6 Park Crescent is a road in the WD6 postcode area
PO Box 4, WD6, 3 is a location in London.
Potters Mews, WD6 Potters Mews is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rodgers Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Romeland, WD6 Romeland is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Schubert Road, WD6 This is an article about Schubert Road.
Sheraton Close, WD6 Sheraton Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Shiremead, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Shiremeade, WD6 Shiremeade is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Slades Farm, WD6 Slades Farm is a location in London.
St. Marys Terrace, WD6 St. Marys Terrace is a location in London.
St. Nicholas Close, WD6 St. Nicholas Close leads past the church of the same name down to the school of the same name.
Sullivan Way, WD6 Sullivan Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Summer Grove, WD6 Summer Grove is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Summer Hill, WD6 Summer Hill is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tauber Close, WD6 Tauber Close is a small cul-de-sac off of Allum Lane.
The Bartons, WD6 The Bartons is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Orchard, WD6 The Orchard is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Rise, WD6 The Rise is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Stablings, WD6 The Stablings is a location in London.
The Waterfront, WD6 The Waterfront is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tykeswater Lane, WD6 Tykeswater Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tylers Way, WD6 Tylers Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wards Lane, WD6 Wards Lane is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watford Road, WD6 Watford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Court, WD6 Watling Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Farm Close, WD6 Watling Farm Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Watling Houses, WD6 Watling Houses is a location in London.
Watling Street, WD6 Watling Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Webber Close, WD6 Webber Close is a location in London.
Wentworth Avenue, WD6 Wentworth Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
West View Gardens, WD6 West View Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Westview Court, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Willow Green, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Woodside, WD6 Woodside is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Yew Tree Court, WD6 Yew Tree Court is a road in the WD6 postcode area

THE PUBS OF ELSTREE
Battleaxes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Fishery Inn This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Red Lion Hotel The Red Lion Hotel stood on the east side of the High Street on the corner of Barnet Lane.
The Artichoke The Artichoke was a pub on Elstree Hill North until about 2012.
The Green Dragon The Green Dragon was situated at 12-15 High Street, Elstree.
The Holly Bush The Holly Bush was an Elstree pub.
The Plough The Plough was a pub next to Elstree crossroads.
Waggon & Horses This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




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Elstree South tube station
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The Artichoke
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The Red Lion about 1900
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Elstree South tube station
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The Artichoke
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The Red Lion about 1900
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