Borehamwood, Gateshead Road c.1965

Borehamwood, Gateshead Road c.1965

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This is an excellent example of the seemingly inexorable tide of uniform London County Council housing which swept northwards to engulf this former hamlet of Elstree after the Second World War. Just over fifty years earlier, the pioneers of the British film industry had based themselves here because of the better lighting conditions away from London's smoke.

Memories of Borehamwood, Gateshead Road c1965

Lyndhurst School Gateshead Road

Further to my other page (this one seems have been lost) in 1963 to 1968 the head master was Mr Allen and his deputy was Mr Thursting. English was taught bt Mr Conway, Mr Farmer, Miss Wadlow and Miss Fallowell. Maths was taught by Mr Gillon, Mrs Page and Mrs Burr. Geography by Mr Taylor and Miss Frith, History by Mr Pam and Mr Goodman

A memory of Borehamwood by Eric Oliver

Lyndhurst School, Gateshead Road

Science Mr Charles, Mr McGrath. Rural Science Mr Wilson, Mr Baker, Mr Anglesey. Art Miss Nunn. Woodwork Mr Hucker, Metalwork Mr Ladds, Technical Drawing Mr Thomas. Religious Knowledge Mr Clayton, Miss Edwards. PE Mr Smith, Mr Wooster. Music Mr James, Miss Finch. Pottery Mr Higgins, Mr Meaton. Typewriting/Shorthand/Commerce Mr Grierson-Hill, Mirs Hamilton, Miss Wilkins. Needlework Mrs Lowe (Bellion) Miss Hughes. Drama Mr Holt, Mrs Vane. There was also a Miss Jackman and Miss Macdonald that taught other subjects.

A memory of Borehamwood by Eric Oliver

Memories of Borehamwood

Sunday School In A Contractors Hut.

In 1953 my father worked as a builder contractor and was persuaded to allow the new vicar, the Rev .Lawrence, to hold Sunday school in a temporary bricklayer's hut. So every Sunday we picked our reluctant way through the mud and scaffolding to spend an hour listening to stories. Eventually, St. Michaels ...Read full memory

A memory of Borehamwood by John Gates

Lyndhurst School

Well, about 1959 ish! The headmaster was Mr Fennel, teachers Mr Anderson, Mr Philips and Mr Ladds, air force moustache and all! who was my class teacher. Classmates Bernard Dunden Dave Catt. PE teacher taught nothing but basket ball, I hated it and him!! Lived at 128, Brook Road, Boreham Wood with Mum and sister ...Read full memory

The Beatles

I remember when The Beatles came to The Wood in 1963 to record the Morecambe & Wise show at the ATV Studios off Eldon Avenue. Me & a couple of mates from school (Holmshill) played truant to wait at the back of Studio Gates off Shenley Road to try and catch a glimpse. After waiting a few hours it got to lunch time so we ...Read full memory

A memory of Borehamwood

The Lynx Youth Club

Is there anybody out there who remembers The Lynx in Maxwell Road? I remember seeing Rod Stewart, The Yardbirds, Georgie Fame and The Who there in 1964/1965. The youth leader was Maurice Barnett, we used to give him a terrible time but it was a good time.

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