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Growing Up

A Memory of Borehamwood

I was actually born in Borehamwood in the family house in Kimbolton Green. As I grew up I went to Monksmead, Summerhill then Hillside School. I remember playing up the oak trees, which are now flats, near the Bull and Tiger and also scratch woods. It was a lovely place to grow up in and felt like the country. It's changed so much but then again I am 53!!

A memory shared by Julie Ridge , on Nov 14th, 2010.

Comments & feedback

Tue Sep 1st 2015, at 10:17 pm

vickycockram1 commented:

Hi Julie
I was also brought up and remember all the places you have mentioned. I am slightly older than you 58. I loved living in Borehamwood and lived in Cleveland Crescent not far from the Bull and Tiger pub and playing around the filed before they built the flats. Loved Scratch woods and do you remember the horses home used to spend hours feeding the horses and ponies. I also went to the same schools, I have been told Hillside has changed and there are guards on the gates now.

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