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.

This page was added on 10/02/2014.

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  • The Rickmansworth line remained open throughout the 1960’s mainly to serve Dickinson’s paper mills at Croxley and deliver salt to the pumping station at Hampermill. There was also a sidings which served Old’s industrial estate

    By Bill Brown (27/02/2014)