Memories of Buildings Gone

Buildings that have been demolished

By Brenda Canning and Tina Digweed

Schools that have gone :-

  • Little Furze School (Infant / Juniors)
  • Clarendon School, Chilwell Gardens (Secondary Modern)
  • Hampden School (Secondary Modern)

Now there are no Butchers shops

The scout hut is still here and we used to play in the woods

On Saturday a fish man came round in his van with winkles and cockles. There was also a man with a horse and cart selling just eggs. As there were no shops only vans it meant that everyone came out of their houses to shop and chat.

Dad had an allotment which was great for the country spirit and we always played in the street games such as skipping and hopscotch.

This page was added on 05/03/2010.

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  • Buildings that have been demolished. What about Oxhey County Primary School, that sat on traffic lights junction of the B462 Aldenham Road and Chalk Hill – prior to going on to Bushey Station?  I’ve read so much about the other school, but does no-one recall Mrs Morris the Head teacher followed by Miss Dyball at this school?  Myself and my four older sisters attended here from Radlett. We all talk fondly of the school and its teachers and the better education given at this school.



    By Lesley Bates (01/06/2015)
  • The hut you mention Neil was locally known as ‘The Cow Shed’.

    By Susan Waller (02/07/2012)
  • I remember the original black wooden workmans hut in Oxhey drive where the scout hut is now, I think it was the community centre for a while. It was burnt down and replaced by the present brick built scout hut.

    By Neil Hamilton (01/07/2012)
  • I am still searching for a picture of Hampden School aka Sir James Altham, if anyone can help. Thanks.

    By Iris Jones Simantel (22/03/2012)
  • The Salvation Army Hut. It used to be on the corner of Hayling Road and Gosforth Lane, I remember the salvation army band (from Watford?) came playing around the streets. I don’t know when it was built but it closed in the mid 60’s and stood empty for many years till they built the present housing.

    By Alan Birch (05/02/2011)
  • Clarendon and Hampden Schools became Sir James Altham School which has now also been demolished.

    By Susan Waller (01/10/2010)