In case you are wondering -
Sorry guys and gals, it’s been a while since I escaped from Giant Berkhamsted -
I still have all the photos, articles and other information that appeared on this
site if you are getting withdrawal systems and you can contact me by e-
Into my grubby hands has come some information regarding Hemel Hempstead new town in the form of a leaflet apparently by the Dacorum History Society in May 1980. I have reproduced it here if you are interested in new town development (near to Berkhamsted afterall)!
The site is divided into sections reflecting our new location:
Remember, I don’t track you, I fund this all myself and generally, you should be fairly safe and not even social media is considered alien!
Feel free to contact me with good and bad comments as I have broad shoulders and constructive suggestions really are welcome.
I am biased, being a UKIP member with the best bits of Conservative, Lib-
My real success on the last council I was elected on was to point out to both Borough
and Town Councils that the law says they are responsible to maintain public clocks.
Reluctantly, they both conceded and a public clock that hadn’t worked for over 20
years suddenly was illuminated and new self-
Think about it.
As you came here expecting something about ‘Berko’, here are a few memories to keep you going!
Spot the red phone box?
Dean Incents house (Oasis cafe when my parents got married)?
How about the wide High Street now ‘traffic calmed’!! ?
The various town centre hostelries (even Charles De Gaulle stayed here).
Here is the oldest retail shop in the country, actually discovered when Herbert Figg retired and was being converted into an estate agent (what else did you expect?)
Finally old ‘Gilberts’ radio and TV repair emporium.
Picture shows ‘Stanley’s fruit and veg who moved from the corner of Lower Kings Road.
In case you are interested all photos taken in August 1997 and I have loads more although mainly the 1960s to the 2010s!
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Now for the good news!
Oh, I forgot there isn’t any!