ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY
New Local History Book
By Lesley Dunlop
ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY is based on the 96 nostalgic local history articles written for the Evening Post-Echo in the early 1980s by well-respected local historian and filmmaker, Ted Parrish. Ted was born in Watford in 1920 and lived in Oxhey from 1927 until his death in 1997.
The well-illustrated 224-page book includes chapters on entertainment, the coming of war, education, transportation, policing, VIP and Royal visits, the printing and brewing industries, local personalities and much much more.
Ted’s daughter, Lesley Dunlop, has spent the last year working on the 224-page book and has added maps, footnotes and readers’ letters.
It will be available from www.pastdayspublishing.com as well as Watford Museum, Bushey Museum and the Oxhey Village Environment Group. Priced at £12.99 (plus p&p if posted), ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY will make an ideal gift for those who remember the ‘old days’ or for those who want to know about the people, the places and the events that shaped the area as we know it today.