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 ...Read full memory

Earliest Workplaces

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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 ...Read full memory

Old Hemel

The old High Street, before Marlowes Town Centre was built.

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About this photo

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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