Broxbourne, The River Lea c.1960

Memories of Broxbourne

Visits To Bourne Close

Mr grandmother lived in Bourne Close and my mother was born there in 1923. She met my father in the late 40s when he was the minister of Hoddesdon Baptist Church. In the late 50s I regularly made the trip to ...Read full memory

As It Was

Before the houses were built, I remember this area as an open field with blackberry bushes.

A memory of Broxbourne by Geoff Green
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History

Here we see the peaceful banks of the New River, with houseboats and leisure craft moored alongside. The arrival of the New River provided the stimulus for the development of Broxbourne in the early 17th century.

This is an excerpt from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories, by Keith Howell

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