Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Kings Langley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Kings Langley Common

In 1946 we left Kings Langley, my parents having lived there since 1936. I arrived in 1937, so can claim to be partially raised there. I must have passed the village pound many times without realising what it was. My home was further up on the left in Common Lane, a house called Merrow Down. I liked it there and ...Read full memory

Miss Ovaltine

My Mother Joan Simmonds was chosen to be Miss Ovaltine. She was dressed in a costume which is very similar to the famous one which adorns the front of the Ovaltine, and was used on the front of the tins for a while. She was put into a horse drawn cart in this costume, but I am not sure what the occasion was. Her two ...Read full memory