Posts Tagged: river Ver

Hatfield – St Albans Railway (Alban Way)

The Great Northern Railway (GNR) line from St Albans to Hatfield was opened on 16th October 1865 but there had been plans to construct this branch line much earlier than that. Local landowners were encouraged to form an independent company… More about ‘Hatfield – St Albans Railway (Alban Way)’»

Living in De Tany Court – Jennifer Taylor

De Tany Court was the housing development built on what was the St Albans school playing field off Belmont Hill. Jennifer and her husband, Rick, moved there from Grange Street via King Harry Lane.  She shares her love of living… More about ‘Living in De Tany Court – Jennifer Taylor’»

Wartime memories of living in Tavistock Avenue

Val Goodyear-Burrow was born in 1938. She lived at 79 Tavistock Avenue during the war years and can recall specific memories of wartime: shelters, blackouts, gas masks and air-raid sirens. She also remembers watching the gliders coming from the Handley… More about ‘Wartime memories of living in Tavistock Avenue’»

Childhood in Tavistock Avenue – Sue Bentley

Sue Bentley, born Sue Newton in 1938, lived in Tavistock Avenue for thirty years and shares her childhood memories of playing in and around that area. She remembers playing on the little grass islands in the avenue, the fields by… More about ‘Childhood in Tavistock Avenue – Sue Bentley’»

Sopwell House and New Barnes Mill – Mary Myers

Mary was born in 1929 and lived in New House Park. She recalls the Barnett family who lived in Sopwell House, previously called Sopwell Manor, and how Lady Aileen Barnett was frequently caught speeding. She remembers picking mushrooms, the ice… More about ‘Sopwell House and New Barnes Mill – Mary Myers’»