Nostalgic memories of Great Amwell's local history

Share your own memories of Great Amwell and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Add Your Memory for Great Amwell

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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Sadly after 47 years for me 52 for my middle brother and 54 for my eldest brother We say goodbye to Amwell . One of my fondest memory is when I was about 3\4 years old hay making with my dad my mother and my brothers . collecting the cut grass of the river bank along Amwell Lane My father worked for the (...Read full memory)

Having researched my family tree recently, I discovered that my great great great great great grandparents came from Great Amwell. Their names were Edward Plume and Mary Veers. They lived there for many years and had nineteen children. I visited Great Amwell today for the first time, and thought it was a very (...Read full memory)

My family of four childen, my husband and I, moved into part of a large country house known as 'Ravenscourt', standing in 3 acres of land: we named our semi "Little Ravenscourt'. Within our back garden stood a beautiful large 'Indian Bean Tree' (catelpa), which the children loved to (...Read full memory)