Hemel Hempstead, The Pavilion c.1965

Hemel Hempstead, The Pavilion c.1965

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Memories of Hemel Hempstead

My Birth Place

I was born in Hemel Hempstead in March of 1957.  My parents came from Portsmouth and County Durham.  They met in London and moved to Hemel Hempstead, which was a new town, in search of good housing, school for my ...Read full memory

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

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

Documentary About Paper Making At Nash Mills 1980s

Readers may be interested to view the documentary I made about paper making at DRG, Nash Mills in Hemel Hempstead in 1983. It's now free to view on my YouTube channel at ...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.

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