Hemel Hempstead, The Pavilion c.1965

Hemel Hempstead, The Pavilion c.1965

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Memories of Hemel Hempstead

The Threepenny Bit House/Roundhouse

I remember as far back when i was 6 years old . I lived in the little house that used to be by the black iron bridge in gadebridge lane . I was born in the little house called the threepenny bit house . I ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemel Hempstead by sueob4

Those Gigs In The 70s

Like Steve, I've only just found your site - another year later - and would also like to know how the book is going. I haven't lived in the area since 1980 but have happy memories of my teen years. I used to go ...Read full memory

Earliest Workplaces

This picture was taken from the now demolished Circular and then quite unique Car park overlooking the Lake in front of Lord Alexander House on the right hand side of picture . This office was built in 1959/60 and ...Read full memory

A memory of Hemel Hempstead

Shell Mex And Bp Computer Centre

First started work at Hemel in November 1963. Following a spell at the Manchester Data Centre I returned in 1968 and remained until Brand Separation in 1974. We are now holding a reunion in July for ...Read full memory

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History

The foundation stone of the new Odeon Cinema was laid in 1959 by the actress Lauren Bacall. When the work was completed, the opening ceremony was carried out by the British character actor Leslie Phillips. The Pavilion (centre) offered 'Dancing every Saturday', and local teenagers were entertained by popular music groups such as The Kinks and their lead singer, Ray Davies. In the last few years, the cost of running the Pavilion has been prohibitive, and this once-proud venue has now been demolished.