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High Cannons School.

A Memory of Borehamwood

I came from Lowestoft in Suffolk to live with an aunt and uncle in Glenhaven Ave, while my mother was ill. I remember being taken by coach with my sister Jacky to High Cannons. We were not happy at first. It was very different to our small school in Lowestoft. We soon settled and have happy memories. I also have memories of the shopping centre, Woolworths in particular, where we could spend our pocket money. Just before the shopping centre was a sweet shop called Hansons, my aunt cleaned here. We returned home but I later came to Watford where I did my nurse training. Again I spent a lot of my off duty time in Glenhaven Ave. I am now retired, but often think of the happy times spent in Boreham Wood.

A memory shared by Diane Bryan , on Jun 13th, 2013.

Comments & feedback

Sat Apr 11th 2015, at 3:45 am

Stephen Ruby commented:

I used to get on the Gold Star coach at the end on Brook Rd to go to High Cannons. wonderful old manor house converted to a school.
Pete Baldwin used to cycle to school, we doubled up to beat the bus home via Potters Lane to Brook Rd. My memories of Miss Lilley (head mistress) and a wonderful New Zealand female teacher are still fresh. The maze and the Ha Ha at the front were great for adventures! The site of the rhododendrons were fantastic for a recent import from south London.

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