1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release
Batchworth Heath, 1903

Batchworth Heath, 1903

Neg. 49251


Caption for Batchworth Heath, 1903

Across the Colne the main road to Pinner reaches Batchworth Heath, just before the old Middlesex county boundary. The Heath has been tamed since 1903 and the pond has gone, although a smaller one survives further away. Ye Olde Green Manne pub remains largely unchanged, even the gilded lettering survives. Away to the right are the south lodges to Moor Park, a pair of small lodges linked by a Tuscan Doric arch. From this viewpoint these are now hidden by young oaks.

Memories of Batchworth Heath

A Beer With My Dad At Ye Olde Greene Manne

In the distance you can see Ye Olde Greene Manne pub on Batchworth Heath. My Dad and I sat in the pub garden and drank beer one hot summer's day in 1965 and my mum took a photo of us together which I treasure as a lovely memory. Can you believe we were wearing tweed sports jackets, coloured shirts and ties on a hot day! I suppose that was fashionable then. I just wish the old beer prices were still in fashion; as I recall it was one shilling and ten pence for a pint of bitter. Mind you Watney's Red Barrel and Inde Coope's Double Diamond were all you could get locally in those days. The quality and choice of beer have both gone up dramatically over the last 40 years but so have the ...Read full memory

Nice Photo!

Is the pond still there? I remember delivering newspapers to the pub, and to other houses and cottages around the heath - by bike all the way from Moor Park shops! At least it was downhill from here - about three papers to the pub and six to the golf club on the way back. Even then, most of the cottages around the heath were occupied by country folk, farm workers etc. and really homely and friendly they were - I've noticed the area has become somewhat ''gentrified'' and the heath itself then was much more open with fewer trees - who planted all the ''screening trees'' and did they have permission? I believe the pub was a regular stop for the day-tripper Charabanc trade in Ye Olden Days.

A memory of Batchworth Heath

The Green Man

My Great Grandfather was Landlord and my Mother was born here

Troutstream Hall Rickmansworth

My great aunt, Miss Olive Howlett moved to Troutstream Hall around 1955. She retired as matron of St Columba Hospital ,St Johns Wood, and together with Miss Eva Birchett opened a home for the aged (then for females only). Whether they were the founders of the Troutstream Hall Trust or were merely employed by the trust I can't remember. Prior to this the house had been a private hotel. The bellboard still hung in the kitchen, the main feature of which was an extremely uncooperative coal-fired range tended by the caretaker/gardener - also of uncertain temper! My grandmother, my father and I would visit regularly, driving over from Uxbridge. We often took the picturesque route via Loudwater Lane ...Read full memory

Added to your Shopping Basket

Your photo has been added to your Shopping Basket.

A Quick Reminder

We have lots of frame and mount options for your photo of Batchworth Heath.

See your photo framed or mounted

Embed This Photo


You may copy this code to your website or blog to display this photo.
Learn more.

By using this service you agree to our terms and conditions of use.
Strictly for non-commercial use. Commercial users contact us.

More about Print Only, Framed and Mounted Prints

Available in a wide variety of sizes, along with many options, we'll have the finish you want and if not - please ask, we make everything to order and can offer a fully bespoke service, if required.

More about Canvas Prints

Available from 16"x10" up to a wall-filling 60"x38", canvas prints make a real impact and bring the photo you choose to life. Bespoke sizes available upon request.

More about Presentation Frames

If you want to give a gift with real significance, that will be treasured for years to come, then have this photo framed - with a personal inscription to commemorate the day and event!

You have a maximum of three lines and 200 characters to use for your own message. This message always appears in addition to the title on a print.

Use this photo

More about our Home Decor Products

  • Window Blinds

    Now available as stunning, custom-printed window blinds in a choice of materials. Printed and made-to-measure just for you, this is what your windows have been waiting for!

    More Information
  • Wallpaper

    Transform a wall and travel back in time with one of our photos printed directly onto wallpaper. Supplied in rolls with all instructions and available in any width from 500mm.

    More Information

More About Window Blinds

Frith photos are now available printed direct onto made-to-measure window blinds and available in either a semi-transparent or blackout fabric finish and fully customisable to fit your window and decor at home.

  • Individually printed to order!
  • Custom-fitted to your dimensions, from 500mm to 2000mm
  • Available in two fabrics: 'Semi-Transparent' or 'Blackout'
Use this photo

More About Wallpaper

The quality of most Frith photos is so good they can be enlarged to create wall sized enlargements! A wall filled with a single photograph has enormous impact and it's easy to achieve.

  • Individually printed to order!
  • Custom-fitted to your dimensions, from 500mm
Create Wallpaper!

Other Gifts Personalised With This Photo

  • Calendar

    Use this photo in a personalised calendar. Choose a start month, add personal messages to each month.

    See More
  • Tea Towel

    Make the drying up more enjoyable by having this photo printed on a British-made, high quality, 100% cotton tea towel!

    See More
  • Jigsaw

    Use this photo in a high-quality personalised nostalgic 500-piece jigsaw.

    See More
  • Gift Card

    Offered in a range of values, Gift Cards make ideal presents. Sent by email or by post.

    See More

More about our Calendars

Design your own unique calendar. Choose a different photo and add a personal message for each month, starting on any month you wish. You can't get more personal than that!

  • Individually printed to order!
  • Available in 2 designs: 'Appointment' or 'Wall Planner'
Start Creating a Calendar!

More about Image Optimisation

All our photos are printed as optimised versions of their originals, this process can take anything from 15 minutes to several hours. This ensures that the product you get shows the true quality that Frith photos are renowned for.

Example of image retouching

More Info
We've put together a document explaining in depth what has happened to your photograph prior to it being dispatched. If you want to read more information about this subject, please click here.