Nostalgic memories of Oxhey's local history

Share your own memories of Oxhey 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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  • How does it feature in your personal history?
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  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
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Before living in Oxhey I lived in nearby Hatch End and one of our Scout Troop's nearest places to camp for a weekend was Carpenders Park Farm in Oxhey Lane. We would pack everything we needed for a couple of nights camp on to the 1st Hatch End Scout Troop's "trek cart" and then we hauled two miles up Oxhey (...Read full memory)

I used to go to Oxhey school which was opposite Bushey and Oxhey station.  It had outside toilets and a little bike shed with a bench where we used to play ball against the walls.  There was a church (which I think is still there) where we sung hymns and such. Or maybe it was the church hall, too far back to remember (...Read full memory)

I first saw Oxhey in 1956 when I would take the train from Hatch End to Bushey & Oxhey station (as it was called then) on Saturday afternoons to see Watford play football at Vicarage Road in the old Third Division South. The station is just around the corner from this photo. Chalk Hill is no longer a two way (...Read full memory)