Radlett Memories

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My nan and grandad lived in radlett. I was born in there house in gills hill lane in 1955,my mum and dad brought a prefab in radlett when i was about 2

My stepfather (Bob Hughes) was a fireman in Borehamwood, and for many years we lived in the house which adjoined the Radlett Firestation at the back. I remember working at the old cinema on the Oakway as an usherette when I was about 14 years old, also in Granges the grocer, and later at Smith Wendell's chemist. (...Read full memory)

I wonder if anyone remembers the taxi firm in Radlett in the 1950`s and `60s - Howards Cars on Watling Street, or Harry Beeson, the taxi driver. They had a 1938 Austin Eighteen (JMY 950) which was often used for weddings. This car has survived and it came into my ownership not long after it ceased being used by the taxi firm (...Read full memory)

I am trying to find out more about The Folly in Radlett. My great grandfather, Charles Piper, lived there from 1902 - 1924 with his family, running a garden nursery. When he died in 1924, he is buried at the 'parish church, I am not sure whether the family stayed in Radlett. Any information welcome

I was born in Borehamwood but moved to Radlett when I was two weeks old. My father came from Radlett, his name was Peter Cole. His father was Charley Cole who owned the electrical shop in the high street, C&R COLE. My father played for the local football team. He also used to work for his father driving around Radlett (...Read full memory)

My dad bought a brand new house on Craigwell Avenue in 1956. Builder was William Old. I was 4. The house was blue and yellow, 4 houses up on the left from Newberries Avenue. The construction went on for at least two years after moving in. My best friend David Spain (who was born on Dec 25, poor boy!) and I, used to help the (...Read full memory)

I attended Radlett Prep between 1958 and 1965. It was located in a converted three floored Edwardian house on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Aldenham Grove, and has since been converted back to a private residence. Aldenham Grove was close to the nearby Aldenham Lodge mansion which was located at the top end of The Drive (...Read full memory)

I was born in London in 1954 and loved visiting my grandparents who lived in Rose Walk. My first memory during the late 50's was the sight of Radlett Station, it was always well tended, with large painted tyres filled with flowers. The lady station mistress knew my sister and I, and would help us down from the (...Read full memory)

Does anyone know of someone who has knowledge of where the Mackay's from the Warren ended up? Or if anyone knew an Icelandic student who stayed with them in 1969? All information greatly appreciated!! Thank you ~Kris

We lived in The Avenue for 2.5 years just after WW2. I went to the village school, which only had 2 classes, juniors and infants. The rooms were separated by a partition that could be folded back. If I remember correctly, we would walk in crocodile to the church hall for our school lunches. My brother, born in 1942, must have started school during our time here.