Bushey, High Street c.1955

Bushey, High Street c.1955

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On the left stands Barclays Bank. This was built around 1905 on the site of the London and South West Bank, which in turn had replaced a Tudor farm house. The High Street was the main road from London to Birmingham, and a toll gate was erected in 1769. This continued to operate until 1872. On the right, close to the tail of the sleek American Plymouth car, is a small green on which stood the village pump. As it was close to the graveyard, the local people used to comment that they were 'drinking their ancestors in solution'.

Memories of Bushey, High Street c1955

Bushey 1935 1955

We found a telephone when I was ten. The family moved to steep Ashfield Avenue in 1935 and there, in the hall by the front door and sitting on top of a little triangular table that fitted snugly into the corner, was a telephone. The only telephones we had ever used were either the bright red public ones on the street or in one or two friends' homes. We called the house 'West View'; the Google Street picture today still shows the remnants of the white painted patch on the brick wall where I had painted the name in deep red. The road ended at the bottom of the hill, just beyond Somers Way; a five-barred gate led into the field beyond. For more about Bushey and my doings there, go to my website, www.paulwigmore.co.uk and click on 'Monday'. Welcome!

A memory of Bushey by Paul Wigmore

Memories of Bushey

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

Amazing Memories

I attended this beloved school from Sept.1979-May 1980. It was called International University High School or I.U.H.S school. It was a co-ed back then. I was 15-year-old Canadian boy and was dropped off there by my father. Great memories of the grounds, sunny, foggy, and at night. The girls never walked the grounds or into ...Read full memory

A memory of Bushey by Gregory Draper

1984 1986

I attended the high school and college. Very fond memories of the campus and all the people I got to know. Sorry to hear it closed down.

A memory of Bushey

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