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Caption for Tring, Park 1897: This imposing 17th-century mansion was originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren for Henry Guy, and was formerly a home of the Gore family, before being purchased by the Rothschild banking family in 1873. The upper storey was added in 1890, and the old walls encased with red brick and pediments in 1915. The second Lord Rothschild was an enthusiastic, if eccentric, collector of birds and animals and established the nearby Zoological Museum in Akeman Street, which he bequeathed to the British Museum in 1938.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Tring


I used to spend happy holidays with my aunt and uncle and cousin Barry who have all now sadly died. They used to own the bakers shop, and I can remember the delicious smell of baked bread and being able to have sweets and pop while watching the TV at night.

I was born at Aylesbury Hospital in 1948 and lived briefly at Pitstone, then Tring in Park Road and later Western Road. My Parents, Grandparents and many other relatives lived in the town. I attended Gravelly infant school in Park Road then Tring C of E Junior school under the headship of Miss Baker, who we were all terrified (...Read full memory)

My mother's family all came from Tring, my grandparents were married at St Peter and St Paul, I was christened there. I was born at Whitecloud Farm which was used as a hospital during the Second World War. The Mosses must have bought it later. My grandparents were William and Annie Welling(Crockett) who lived at New Mill. Granddad (...Read full memory)

I was 14 years old when I spent holidays with my cousins Tony and Ivy Webster, they have now both died and I remember them with much love.

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Caption for Tring, Park 1897: This imposing 17th-century mansion was originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren for Henry Guy, and was formerly a home of the Gore family, before being purchased by the Rothschild banking family in 1873. The upper storey was added in 1890, and the old walls encased with red brick and pediments in 1915. The second Lord Rothschild was an enthusiastic, if eccentric, collector of birds and animals and established the nearby Zoological Museum in Akeman Street, which he bequeathed to the British Museum in 1938.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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