Posts Tagged: Prospect Road

St Julian’s Estate – Margaret Brown

Margaret recalls that after building the Cottonmill Estate, St Julian’s was built. She said that there was no access to the estate other than by foot because of the cattle bridge in what is now Abbots Avenue. Over the cattle… More about ‘St Julian’s Estate – Margaret Brown’»

Sportsmans Hall and the stables in Cottonmill Lane – Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown continues her memories of Cottonmill Lane. She remembers the stables opposite the Nunnery ruins where horses and hounds were kept which would be where Nunnery Stables is now, She also remembers the man who looked after the horses… More about ‘Sportsmans Hall and the stables in Cottonmill Lane – Margaret Brown’»

Walking to Park Street via Sopwell – Denis Mardel

Denis lives in Abbots Avenue West. He describes what the area looked like years ago before the shops were built.  He also describes visiting his married sister in Park Street c.1936 and the route he took to get there from… More about ‘Walking to Park Street via Sopwell – Denis Mardel’»

The Railway Tavern – a forgotten Sopwell Pub

The following item has been written by Jonathan Mein, a member of the St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society (SAHAAS) and an authority on St Albans pubs. In a city where many of the remaining pubs have histories… More about ‘The Railway Tavern – a forgotten Sopwell Pub’»

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’»

Memories of the Westminster Lodge and Prospect Road area – Grant Peerless

Grant was brought up in the North Western Hotel in the 1940s and 1950s. He talks about what the area around was like in those days. He remembers the army camp where Westminster Lodge is today, Mud Lane and Brown’s farm.… More about ‘Memories of the Westminster Lodge and Prospect Road area – Grant Peerless’»