Cheshunt, Grundy Park c.1955
Memories of Cheshunt, Grundy Park c1955
I was born in Barnet but brought up for my first 20 years in Cheshunt. Does anyone remember the St. Mary's Mission which was halfway down Windmill Lane where Roundmoor Drive is now. Long since demolished I would imagine. I was sent there on Sunday afternoons when I was around three years old in about 1948/9. The services were run by Mr. Gowler who preached fire and brimstone to the quavering kids. Miss Lindsell ran the infant section. There was no WC, just a bit of spare land at the back. Certainly not acceptable in this anti-bacterial age, but we survived. I went to Gews Corner School when Mr. Rann was one of the teachers (how scary was he?!) and dear Mr. Oldacre, who knew every child's name, was ...Read full memory
On a visit back to the area after a long time away living in Australia. I was dismayed that what was the old triangle with the Old Pond pub in the middle and then changed to a roundabout with a fountain, the area was still known as the old pond because another pub opposite Ripleys was named The Old Pond. I now see that this has been changed to R J s or something and is up for lease. So now there seems to be nothing to indicate that the area is the old pond, other that a tiny sign at the top of Windmill lane that reads "20 Old Pond" how does anyone know that the area within 150 metres of the fountain is the Old Pond.
Memories of Cheshunt
Yes Valerie - I too have a similar memory of the day I walked home from Cheshunt Secondary School on my last ever day. The sun was always high over Grundy Park during the summer months, and shone down directly onto your neck and head as you walked up Windmill Lane to the Old Pond. That memory of the sun burning your skin as you ...Read full memory
I remember back in the early 1960s walking along Dalaware Road and looking into the open doors of the Lotus factory while they were assembling Lotus Cortinas. This meant nothing to me then, but now I am a petrol head and like cars.
Hello ! Does any one in cheshunt remember the comrade club in Bridge Street Waltham cross. The secretary of the club was Bill Jamieson I know the club is still there and Bjill Jamiesons portrate and banjo still hang over the bar , Bill and his wife Mabs use to live opposite the club. If anyone remembers the ...Read full memory
My parents had a wallpaper and paint shop on the corner of High Street and Delamare Road. The business name was J & J Swannell. We later sold the shop lease to Henry Tilly.