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Genealogy and Local History / Re: Bomb Craters
« Last post by Editor on Yesterday at 07:37:39 am »
Even since I was a small child I remember several holes in Gobions Woods being referred to as the bomb craters.

I never knew whether these really were from WW2 or just a natural sinkhole

Some info here:
http://www.brookmans.com/history/waryears/ch3.shtml

I think Epiphany is right when he posts that the bomb craters are "an urban myth". The piece was written almost 20 years ago based on a booklet published by the old North Mymms Local History Society. I added to the text with what I thought, at the time, were facts. I am now updating all the history books. You can check the revised version here with a (hopefully authentic) reproduction of 'On The Home Front - The People and Parish of North Mymms 1939-45'
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Genealogy and Local History / Re: Bomb Craters
« Last post by trekbat on January 16, 2018, 05:47:54 pm »
Even since I was a small child I remember several holes in Gobions Woods being referred to as the bomb craters.

I never knew whether these really were from WW2 or just a natural sinkhole

Some info here:
http://www.brookmans.com/history/waryears/ch3.shtml
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General Issues / Potters Bar Synchronised Swimming
« Last post by AJH012 on January 16, 2018, 05:39:09 pm »
Age & and over?  Proficient Swimmer?   Have a free trial.
See attached poster for more details
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Life Hacks / Cameras in Nest Boxes
« Last post by chicken legs on January 15, 2018, 11:56:17 am »
After having two nestcams for several years, I'm struggling to get them working this year.  I just wondered if there's any enthusiast who could spare an hour to advise me, please.
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Transport / Re: Train updates, news and information
« Last post by Editor on January 12, 2018, 09:23:06 am »
Just seen this tweet from @GNRailUK

 
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Transport / Re: Train updates, news and information
« Last post by Angel on January 12, 2018, 08:57:31 am »
I see ALL of the trains are delayed - can anyone tell me if they are running at all please?  Or is it better to find another way?
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Alex on January 11, 2018, 08:46:25 am »
It looks like I am on cabinet 24, if so. its the one on the A1000 ( or maybe its now the B1000, with all the pot holes), near Georges Wood Road. The checker link suggests that FFP is avaiable, but I called them a few months ago, and they told me that it is not avaiable?
Alex
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Dilbert on January 10, 2018, 11:11:45 am »
Hi Pingucol.

We are also very interested in getting FTTP (and are also on Cab 3) but haven't been able to identify any neighbours who have managed to secure the service (they just haven't tried rather than have been refused) so if you do find someone then please let me know.

Thanks
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Genealogy and Local History / Re: Bomb Craters
« Last post by epiphany on January 09, 2018, 03:38:52 pm »
1935 O/S 25 inch to the mile map showing location of the swallow holes - Before WWII!!

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Genealogy and Local History / Re: Bomb Craters
« Last post by Nobby on January 09, 2018, 02:17:40 pm »
Many of the hollows in local woods and fields are chalk pits or clay pits - hence Brickkiln Wood near railway station and the Chalkdrawers Arms in Colney Heath. One or two are dried out fishponds, e.g. alongside Tollgate Road as you approach Colney Heath.
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