EPW021872 ENGLAND (1928). Oxhey Road and environs, Oxhey, 1928

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Pennawd [EPW021872] Oxhey Road and environs, Oxhey, 1928
Cyfeirnod EPW021872
Dyddiad July-1928
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Enw lle OXHEY
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Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 511714, 194658
Hydred / Lledred -0.38545888005983, 51.639149684107
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ117947

Pinnau

Watford Heath Postcard Undated - postally unused.

ordinarybloke
Friday 23rd of August 2019 09:58:56 PM
Bus Route 302 Watford Heath

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:39:55 AM
Here's the 302 on that very corner. I recall a red phonebox here somewhere.

ordinarybloke
Wednesday 10th of April 2013 01:30:18 PM
I can remember this bus stop when the fountain was there. I lived in Carpenders Avenue, and used the 302 bus to go to Kings Langley.

Arthur Hall
Wednesday 14th of January 2015 06:13:52 PM
Watford Heath postcard. Believed 1928

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:30:08 AM
Watford Heath Postcard 1909

ordinarybloke
Monday 4th of March 2019 10:23:12 AM
Watford Heath Postcard

ordinarybloke
Monday 4th of March 2019 10:21:10 AM
Rose Tea Cottage Watford Heath

ordinarybloke
Wednesday 6th of February 2019 10:13:04 PM
Postcard Watford Heath Undated - Postally unused

ordinarybloke
Saturday 17th of November 2018 09:54:17 PM
Oxhey Road Postally Unused card.

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 9th of October 2018 09:20:56 AM
Better quality scan of same postcard previously entered. Is vantage point correct or at least better?

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 9th of October 2018 09:19:20 AM
Oxhey Road nr Watford Heath - Unused Postcard

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 9th of October 2018 09:06:14 AM
1927 Aerial of Oxhey Green Lane in Foreground: This fine image is an oblique aerial photograph of part of Oxhey in the late 1920s, during a period of rapid change. In the foreground, the new road of Woodwaye (1925) has been laid out. In the middle distance, trees and large, well-spaced detached houses line both sides of Green Lane, which eventually leads to Oxhey Place, less than a mile to the south of the camera position. More continuous housing development is observed on Oxhey Road, from which Kingsfield Road and Cedar Road extend in a north-easterly direction towards the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR) line. Just visible on the extreme right-hand edge is one of the two reservoirs which served the railway troughs at Bushey until the mid-1960s. On the left of picture, woods occupy Deacon’s Hill and the western part of Oxhey Park, beyond which is the 1912 viaduct over the river Colne and the LMSR Bushey Curve. Almost obscured by trees in the middle of the photo is the distinctive spire of St. Matthew’s Parish Church (1880), on the western side of Bushey Station. Beyond the railway viaduct are the familiar gasholders on Watford’s Lower High Street. In the background, on the right-hand side, is the tall clock tower of the Royal Masonic School, by which umpires officiating at Bushey Cricket Club (Moat Field) used to call time for more than half a century from 1927. The writer played seven seasons for the Club between 1958 and 1965. References used:- Fieldpath Map of the Watford District 1938; Six Inch Ordnance Survey Map, Herts, Sheet XLIV NW, 1912-13 (1938 additions); Maps of Watford 1766-1938, Mary Forsyth; The Book of Watford, Bob Nunn, 1987 and 2003. Courtesy John Swain (19/07/2012)

ordinarybloke
Thursday 19th of April 2018 04:18:47 PM
Watford Heath Postcard Undated - Postally unused

ordinarybloke
Thursday 1st of March 2018 01:57:40 PM
This house for reasons I'm not sure of, was a ruin in the late 60s. Used to play in it as a kid.

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:09:24 AM
Royal Oak Watford Heath. - Postcard c.1920 - The Oxhey Artisan Golf Club appears to have had a notice board on the outside wall of the Royal Oak.

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:06:58 AM
R0431 Duchess Bushey Troughs Aug 1960

ordinarybloke
Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:03:09 AM
Bushey Troughs adjacent Watford Heath

ordinarybloke
Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:59:18 AM
Watford Heath Postcard. Postally Unused thus no date. I think I have vantage point correct

ordinarybloke
Tuesday 1st of March 2016 11:03:00 AM
Oxhey Ave Postcard (Undated)

ordinarybloke
Monday 29th of February 2016 10:02:32 AM
Watford Heath Photo I would think to be late 30s

ordinarybloke
Sunday 9th of November 2014 02:11:47 AM
Following the road towards the right turn, in the corner of that bend is a Public Footpath which runs parallel to the railway, passing what was a cattle bridge, from which you could see the Railway water troughs, from which steam engines replenished their water tanks. The footpath continued, passing through two cattle tunnels, where you could join Oxhey Golf Course, and then terminated at Carpenders Park, joining a road, which still exists, leading to Alva Way, Penrose Avenue, and Carpenders Avenue near the shops.

Arthur Hall
Wednesday 14th of January 2015 06:32:05 PM
Rail Bridge over Wiggenhall Rd (Now demolished)

ordinarybloke
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 08:05:49 PM
Hampermill Lane Postcard Undated

ordinarybloke
Monday 6th of January 2014 04:14:29 PM
The old Workhouse at Colney Butts, which is shown on contemporary maps as a Public Assistance Institution, with associated chapel, infirmary and mortuary, shortly to be renamed as Shrodells.

John Swain
Sunday 4th of August 2013 01:25:19 PM

ordinarybloke
Wednesday 10th of April 2013 01:25:13 PM
Oxhey Avenue

ordinarybloke
Saturday 6th of April 2013 06:22:20 PM
Load of Hay (aka Load of Gay)

ordinarybloke
Saturday 6th of April 2013 06:19:46 PM
Sherwoods Road

ordinarybloke
Saturday 6th of April 2013 06:18:18 PM
Watford council depot

up above
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 06:31:34 PM

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 11:09:19 AM
Colne Avenue in The Rookery

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 11:07:54 AM
The LMSR sheds, built in 1914/15 for the L&NWR, alongside the Croxley Green Curve.

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 11:06:43 AM
Woodwaye laid out in 1925

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 10:59:51 AM
Green Lane leading to Oxhey Place, approximately one mile to the south.

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 10:58:42 AM

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 10:56:58 AM

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 08:36:41 AM
Others pics show Elm Ave, sorry not here, You have indicated 50 odd yards do=wn from 'Load of Gay'

ordinarybloke
Saturday 6th of April 2013 06:16:31 PM
The allotment gardens between Oxhey Avenue and the London Midland & Scottish Railway

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 08:35:14 AM
The railway overbridge at Oxhey Road

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 08:33:20 AM
Watford FC, Vicarage Road Stadium

DLJ
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 01:23:14 AM
These were, I believe, the tanks for filling the water troughs on the railway below. Steam locomotives would scoop up water at speed from the water troughs between the rails.

Ian Jones
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 12:22:32 AM
Yes that's what I've been told those reservoirs were for. One of my neighbours remembers standing on the bridge and watching ?Royal Scot going down the line.

Whittocks
Sunday 1st of July 2012 01:03:36 PM
Three water troughs were laid in 1864 and remained in place until June 29th, 1965. The reservoir site was sold to an education authority. Source: Harrow to Watford, Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Middleton Press, 2003.

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 11:20:58 AM
These stand out very well in all the other pics of Watford. Seen in the distance, I've use them as a visual reference to identify many other points in Watford, Bushey & Oxhey pics.

ordinarybloke
Wednesday 19th of March 2014 09:50:33 AM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Another sharp and detailed image which, again, has attracted plenty of comment from viewers, including the not-so-ordinary bloke from Bushey Meads! I hope he, among others, will consider joining this group in addition to those they are already members of. There seems to be a lot of interest shown in the photographs of the SW Herts area, which, in common with many parts of SE England, has undergone considerable change in my lifetime of almost 70 years!

John Swain
Sunday 4th of August 2013 01:30:27 PM
i love to see the orginal wiggenhall and that the tress on the heath are so young

This is six
Tuesday 15th of January 2013 03:10:19 PM
The Royal Scot express from Euston to Glasgow passes over Bushey Troughs hauled by Stanier 4-6-2 Pacific Class No. 6201 "Princess Elizabeth", which had charge of the prestigious service on the west coast route between 1933 and 1937. On the right a Euston-Watford electric train (Oerlikon in dull brown livery) is being overtaken, with the four-arch overbridge at Oxhey Road in the background. This image was taken from a painting by George Heiron in 1987, which is featured in "LMS 150", The London Midland & Scottish Railway: A century and a half of progress, by Patrick Whitehouse & David St.John Thomas, Greenwich Editions, London, 1995.

John Swain
Wednesday 8th of August 2012 10:33:03 PM
Magic!

Whittocks
Wednesday 8th of August 2012 10:33:03 PM
The Royal Scot express from Euston to Glasgow passes over Bushey Troughs hauled by Stanier 4-6-2 Pacific Class No. 6201 "Princess Elizabeth", which had charge of the prestigious service on the west coast route between 1933 and 1937. On the right a Euston-Watford electric train (Oerlikon in dull brown livery) is being overtaken, with the four-arch overbridge at Oxhey Road in the background. This image was taken from a painting by George Heiron in 1987, which is featured in "LMS 150", The London Midland & Scottish Railway: A century and a half of progress, by Patrick Whitehouse & David St.John Thomas, Greenwich Editions, London, 1995.

John Swain
Friday 27th of July 2012 11:09:41 AM
The principal feature in this image is the London Midland & Scottish Railway line, which was constructed in 1837 as the main line between the capital and Birmingham. Before the Big Four Grouping of January 1st, 1923, this was the London & North Western Railway. It was not permitted to run through Cassiobury, along the route of the Grand Union Canal, by the Earl of Essex, in early Victorian Britain, so a wide sweeping curve was adopted around the eastern flanks of the expanding town of Watford, from Bushey Arches to Watford Station on St.Albans Road (later Watford Junction).

The gravel and chalk extracted from the deep cutting observed on the photograph was used as an embankment across the Colne valley to the north-east.

Sherwoods Wood occupies the left foreground.

John Swain
Wednesday 25th of July 2012 10:55:23 AM
The deep cutting at Bushey on the E.C.M.L. with the water troughs just visible n the right of the main line.

Puffpuffbuff
Thursday 28th of June 2012 07:54:19 AM