Category: Streets

William Longmire

William Longmire (1812 – 1887) was a builder. His business was in London but he had connections with St Albans and at one point owned two houses in Prospect Road, numbers 23 and 25. He lived on and off in number 25,… More about ‘William Longmire’»

Mercer Chronometers

Mercers was a family run marine chronometer manufacturing business. The firm started in 1858 in Clerkenwell London by the founder, Thomas Mercer. Thomas was born in St Helen’s Lancashire in 1822. St Helen’s was said to be the centre of… More about ‘Mercer Chronometers’»

St Julian’s

There used to be a farm in Watling Street called St Julian’s Farm   The farm buildings were opposite the entrance to Vesta Avenue and can be seen in this photo which was taken in 1939. This land  in Watling street originally… More about ‘St Julian’s’»