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General Discussion Boards => Genealogy and Local History => Topic started by: Editor on October 30, 2017, 08:58:00 pm

Title: The North Mimms Rifle Range
Post by: Editor on October 30, 2017, 08:58:00 pm
Local historian Peter Miller has compiled a feature about the North Mimms Rifle Range (http://www.brookmans.com/history/features/rifles/rifles.shtml) and allowed it to be added to the site's history section (http://www.brookmans.com/history/). According to Peter's piece...

"There are no known surviving archaeological remains of the North Mimms Rifle Range, and following extensive searches, the only evidence for its location is the unposted postcard view below of South Lodge, North Mymms Park, which shows a flagpole, notice board and warning sign stating "PATH CLOSED WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING", which indicates that the rifle range was within North Mymms Park, probably at the base of rising ground."

You can read Peter's piece here. (http://www.brookmans.com/history/features/rifles/rifles.shtml)

Note: The name of North Mymms has changed over the years. You can learn more by reading our feature North Mymms and South Mimms (http://www.brookmans.com/history/mymms.shtml).
Title: Re: The North Mimms Rifle Range
Post by: epiphany on October 30, 2017, 09:13:30 pm
Note: The name of North Mymms has changed over the years. You can learn more by reading our feature North Mymms and South Mimms (http://www.brookmans.com/history/mymms.shtml).

The Post Office officially recognized the change from Mimms to Mymms in 1960.

Title: Re: The North Mimms Rifle Range
Post by: epiphany on October 31, 2017, 08:01:38 am
More here:

http://www.welhamgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/North-Mymms-postal-address-nmn2.pdf