EPW019235 ENGLAND (1927). Cassiobury Park and Watford Railway Station, West Watford, 1927

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Pennawd [EPW019235] Cassiobury Park and Watford Railway Station, West Watford, 1927
Cyfeirnod EPW019235
Dyddiad August-1927
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Enw lle WEST WATFORD
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Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 509531, 196705
Hydred / Lledred -0.41635431601356, 51.657979295596
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ095967

Pinnau

Grounds in the north-west corner of Watford Grammar School for Boys, opened in March 1912. An open air swimming pool would be constructed near this site within four years of this photo being taken.

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 09:05:46 AM
Station Road

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 09:01:53 AM
Watford Station

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 09:01:08 AM
Newly laid out Swiss Close

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:57:06 AM
Swiss Avenue

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:56:29 AM
Cassiobury Park Avenue

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:55:06 AM
Interwar suburban Watford laid out between Hempstead Road and Cassiobury Park.

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:54:28 AM
Bowling Green

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:53:14 AM
Band Stand in Cassiobury Public Park

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:52:29 AM
Stratford Way

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 08:51:26 AM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

A view of the trimmed down Cassiobury Park taken during the same year when Cassiobury House was finally demolished and shortly after the November 1925 opening of the Watford Met Station, which itself is destined for closure in three years'time, when the new Croxley Link becomes operational.

John Swain
Saturday 3rd of August 2013 10:08:42 AM
Watford station was opened on November 2nd, 1925, and was originally served by Metropolitan electric trains and LNER steam trains to Marylebone. A frequent service of 35 trains each way to Baker Street was immediately implemented, with a similar number of LNER steam trains to and from Marylebone. However, the latter failed to attract many passengers and the service was withdrawn in May 1926, during the General Strike, and was never reinstated.



In the same year as this picture was taken, "Metro-Land", an attractive booklet issued annually by the Metropolitan Railway from 1915 until 1933, stated "The new station at Watford is admirably placed for the needs of a populous district which has sprung up within the last few years..." By the end of 1931, a total of 1511 houses had been built in the Watford Station catchment area. Despite all this favourable publicity, Watford Met Station has always suffered from its eccentric location within the expanding town (56,799 in 1931) and the line also had to compete with the LMS trains to Euston and Broad Street from the more conveniently situated Watford Junction and Watford High Street stations.



Cassiobury Park remains a precious amenity for the enjoyment of the local population, despite all the housing construction which has taken place since the 1920s. As my 1932 Edition of "Metro-Land" succinctly states, "The Watford Town Council, with sound judgment and public spirit, bought 25 acres of the park for the purpose of a public park and recreation grounds, to which it is ideally suited, and the railway station itself stands on ground which was part of the demesne". The sale of the old mansion in Cassiobury took place in 1922 and, after several years of dereliction, the building was finally demolished in 1927.

John Swain
Wednesday 31st of July 2013 09:42:51 AM
The joint L.N.E.R. & Metropolitan Railway Station at Watford, which eventually became the terminus of L.T';s 'Metropolitan' Line. This station will close when the link giving access to Watford Junction Station via the ex-L.M.S. Croxley Branch at 'Two Bridges' round-a-bout.

Puffpuffbuff
Thursday 28th of June 2012 08:24:28 AM