Bushey, High Street c.1955
Memories of Bushey, High Street c1955
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!
Memories of Bushey
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
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
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
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.