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Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bovingdon and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Austin's Mead

I remember moving to Bovingdon in 1965, we lived in Austin's Mead (they were the houses for the R.A.F. families). My name was Andrea Jackson then, I was about 7 yrs old. The local doctor was Dr. Anderson. At the bottom of Austin's Mead there was an old forge.

A memory of Bovingdon by Andrea Miller

Top End Of High Street

The shop at the top left (now the Chinese Takeaway) was, I think, Wards the Greengrocers, the second shop down was Graingers the Newsagents (now Pendley Estate Agents).  The newsagents was run by Mr & Mrs. Gadd, who lived above the shop.  The garage was used to dispense the daily newspapers to the paperboys. ...Read full memory

Top Of The High Street

The account by Anne Broomehead is partly correct but jumbled, having lived in Bovingdon since 1960 and worked for Mr Grainger as a paperboy, and knew Ted Gadd like an old "uncle", this is the correct version. The paper shop was where the travel agents stood before giving way to demolition, and it was behind this ...Read full memory

A memory of Bovingdon by Lennie Smith