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Memories of St Albans

From the age of 2 in November 1949 until December 1953, due entirely to sad family circumstances, I found myself installed as a resident in The Lawrence Children's Home in King Harry Lane, St Albans. The Home is no longer in existence as it was closed in the 1970's, and subsequently (...Read full memory)

One of the highlights of the Festival is the Festival parade and Day of Dance which traditionally takes place on the Saturday of each year's Festival. The procession was led through the City Centre by the Abbey puppets and traditional local morris dancers, plus Trachtengruppe (...Read full memory)

I am 83 years old, my Grandparents lived in this village most of their lives until my Grandmother death in the 1940's when I was child I spent most of my weekends here my Grandmother lived in a cottage named Davis Cottages there was only two of them but now demolished, these cottage were opposite the Water Splash I can (...Read full memory)

Although this ancient inn is protected and little changed over the years, the surrounding landscape is now attractive with paving, seats and trees by the edge of the millstream which flows into the lake at the bottom of Fishpool Street. The new landscaping provides a good area (...Read full memory)

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