In case you are wondering -
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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:
Finally a new addition, which is somewhere to voice your opinions, make comments or just ask.
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!
I know it may be difficult to imagine, but where these flats are, was originally
where the sheep and cattle stayed on the way to market (Three Close Lane) then
in 1945/6, prefabs were built to home returning servicemen. As dad was in the navy,
just married with a young son bet you can’t guess who lived in one of the first ones?
I think this is Richard Dealy and myself in the sun/fresh air in the front garden of the
centre of old crescent shaped Beech Drive communal grassed area in front of the prefabs.
As a change, this is the fish and chip shop adjacent to the bridge over
the canal under Gravel Path where many bargees grabbed something to
eat for the family before going to the pub on the other side of the canal and ‘road’.
Currently a residential property with the lock keepers cottage behind and loads and a drive alongside to Bridgewater Boats!
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Now for the good news!
Oh, I forgot there isn’t any!