Buntingford, Hertfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Angel Inn, High Street, Buntingford

My Grandparents Albert Elon and Florence Ida Baker were landlords of The Angel Inn during the second world war, I can remember how my sister and I had difficulty falling asleep because of the chiming of the town clock. We used to walk up a long path at the rear of the pub which ran along side my ...Read full memory

A memory of Buntingford by Roger Green

85 High Street And Mark Doel Butchers

The house on the right was and still is (2009) a butchers shop. My dad Mark Doel bought it from the Ward Lewises who had bought from Sid Howlett in the 1970s. I can remember there used to be stalls and stables behind the shop where animals were kept, as it was also a slaughter house. On one of my ...Read full memory

My Home

I was born in Church Street in 1940, next to the Fox & Duck public house. I went to Layston School, Mrs Skipp was head teacher. I played for the Fords in the early 60s. Mrs Mayes kept the shop opposite. The butcher shops in those days were the co-op, Wally Joiners, Piggots and Howletts. Days ran the newsagents. I forgot Jacksons ...Read full memory

A memory of Buntingford by Nick Crane