Nostalgic memories of Wheathampstead's local history

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Looking for any photos and write ups on Coldharbour Lane, Batford schools and the Folly Fields, Wheathampstead.

I was born in St Albans in 1946 and lived at a cottage called Primrose Cottage, The Hill, Wheathampstead. My grandmother lived in the cottage, Wayside Cottage, on the hill which still exists today. My brother and I used to play on the Wick behind the cottage and I remember an air raid (...Read full memory)

We moved to Delaport Farm , on the edge of the golf course, in or around 1958 til 1965 to move to a larger farm in Somerset. At that time my mother would fill her car up with 4 gallons of petrol for £1.00. Simons was the butcher, Auld was the baker & Titmuus had a grain depot in the village, Mr. Amos had the (...Read full memory)

Oh my goodness.  I was bought up in Wheathampstead and I can still see it now, the newsagents on the High Street and the then "Old fashioned" chemist called Busbys at the end!