Hatfield, The Technical College c.1965

Memories of Hatfield


My father studied at De Havilland Technical School before the war and was employed from 1938 to 1946 and 1953 to 1955 as an Inpector at De Hav's. We lived in Rodney Court, one of 'the flats' across the road from the De Havillands' main administration building shown in your 1951 pic. Thankfully, following the (...Read full memory)

I was born in Barnet, but we lived on Hatfield Garden Village estate from 1949. My mother still lived there until July last year where she died peacefully in her chair. Over the sixty years I have seen many changes, most of them disappointing. I remember Hatfield Common before they built the shopping precinct in (...Read full memory)

I was employed as an electrician, by a company known as J.Hodge and spent 18 months in Hatfield House re-wiring the East Wing. I knew Old Hatfield intimately as I lived in Hatfield for 20 years. When I went back there in 1995 I was very disappointed to see how this part of the town had been changed and, not for the better in (...Read full memory)

My partner and I lived in Church Cottage, Old Hatfield for several years commencing 2009. The building was once several separate habitations, perhaps as many as three - but is presently all one dwelling with 4 bedrooms. Living there was a wonderful experience as there is a real village community spirit and most people are (...Read full memory)

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