Oxhey in the 1950s

It was fabulous

By Doreen Clements nee Wright

I moved to the top of Preswick Road in the early 1950s, with my family. I remember having to hide my wellington boots in a hedge adjacent to the railway station. If you didn’t use boots when you got off the train you used to sink in the mud.

The station at the time was a golfing halt. If you wanted to play golf you would ring the bell for the golf course for the train to stop.

My husband moved here before I did on December 1949 to Ikley Road just as the estate was being built. He did a newspaper round from Little Oxhey Lane, from a shop which at that time was just a shed.

We had our wedding reception at Oxhey golf course, which had an enormous red brick fire place alongside one wall. It was fabulous.


This page was added on 06/10/2011.

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  • My nan and grandad(Wakefield) lived at 4 Kilmarock Road and I lived with them up to leaving at age 5. I remember the Butts and also the Andrews. Moved across the train tracks before returning to live in Woodhall Lane.

    By Nigel Collar (05/05/2023)
  • I also had a great time when I lived in Oxhey ,moved into 2 Kilmarnock Road in1948 left 1968 when I got married,mum and dad still lived there, dad died in 1981 his was name was Harry,mum died 2003 her name Rene.I sometimes drive over to Oxhey and have a walk round,I live in Watford so not far to travel,brings back a lot of great memories. 

    By Colin Butt (02/11/2015)