Carpenders Park to Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Our 1940's 'Sea Side' equivalent
By Arthur Hall
We were never deterred from having a relaxed warm weather trip to Rickmansworth Aquadrome (Our WWII Sea side), for a Picnic, Paddle and swim. We would depart from Carpenders Park Station to Watford High Street, where we would change trains, and wait for a Rickmansworth Train. Rickmansworth Station was situated in Church Street, almost opposite the aquadrome, so we never had far to walk on arrival. Sadly the line was closed about 1953, as I am sure that it would probably have been a popular route to get to the ‘Aquadrome’ to-day, now that road traffic has become so busy. I have included this picture of Rickmansworth (Church Street) station as not many people can remember it.