Bushey, Hertfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Memory For Bushey

I was born in Watford but lived in Bushey from 1964 to 1984 (I now live in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland). I went to Bushey Meads school from 1966 to 1973, and have fond memories of a rural village on the edge of London. As a boy I recall getting my hair cut in Glencoe Road where the barber also repaired TVs. In later years I ...Read full memory

A memory of Bushey by Trevor Lawrence

Watford 1939 1945

1942 was the year I left School after 4 years at Alexandra Road School, but I started work after school long before that. I had a paper round on the Cassiobury Estate when I was 11, then delivered groceries for Tesco's and later repaired cycles at Halfords. Then when I was almost 14 I joined the Army Cadets, which started ...Read full memory

A memory of Bushey by Ken Field

A. T. Roberts, Mechanical Engineering

I was astonished to see today in Google (Streetview) the name 'A.T. Roberts' on the fascia of a company building close to Bushey Station. I was a 16-year-old apprentice there in 1941, with Mr A T Roberts as my boss and teacher. At that time the building was simply three (it might have been two) small ...Read full memory

A memory of Bushey