Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10
81
Transport / Re: Train updates, news and information
« Last post by James Bentall on November 11, 2017, 12:28:42 pm »
Angel, I asked James Gillett the station manager about the lights and he just responded

Quote
We had electrical contractors there end of last week looking at the lights on the footbridge.  They should now be working.

Will wait and see if they are on this week I guess...

James
82
Transport / Re: Train updates, news and information
« Last post by Angel on November 10, 2017, 06:19:03 pm »
A few months ago I saw some electricians fixing lights along the bridge to the platforms.  So far I've never seen these lights working (granted I don't often travel in the dark) but surely now it's getting dark much earlier shouldn't these lights be working?

It would have made sense to also put (working) lights on the bridge by the road.
83
Welham Green / Welham Green Defibrillator
« Last post by mymmspics on November 10, 2017, 05:35:22 pm »
Thanks to fund raising efforts by the North Mymms Memorial Hall, Welham Green has its own defibrillator mounted on the outside wall for the benefit of all.

On Sunday 19th Nov. 1.45 for 2.00pm as part of the rededication of the War Memorial Plaque in the Hall there will be demonstrations of how to use defibrillators by trained first responders, (Brookmans has one on the front of the URC Church) they will be able to take you trough the steps needed.

The Hall is also 60 years old this month and there will be a display of photos and documents

All are welcome, teas & home made cakes all donations to the Royal British Legion.
84
General Issues / UPS Drop shop in village
« Last post by BrookyP on November 10, 2017, 03:27:44 pm »
In case anyone needs it there is now a UPS drop shop (book online) in the village off licence. Very useful if you run a local business and need to post parcels. Other courier outlets are of course also available. Brookmans Park News does My Hermes and of course our trusty Post Office. Cheers BP
85
Two more bus pictures from Mike Allen's Images of North Mymms CDs. These from volume three.



86
Images Of North Mymms / Re: Trains serving North Mymms over the years
« Last post by Editor on November 09, 2017, 07:23:42 am »
That first picture (BP1401 KX - Hitchin); that looks like a pedestrian crossing in the foreground. If I've got things right, that looks roughly opposite the end of Bradmore Lane. Did there used to be a footpath from there over to Peplins?

James - The 1936 OS 25 inch map below shows Bradmore Cottage which was originally the crossing keeper's house before the bridge was built in 1880.

Wow, great spot James, and thanks for digging out those maps, epiphany. Wonderful to see pieces of local history coming together as people study old pictures and maps. Keep up the good work, Holmes and Watson.  :)
87
Images Of North Mymms / Re: Trains serving North Mymms over the years
« Last post by epiphany on November 08, 2017, 06:44:21 pm »
James - The 1936 OS 25 inch map below shows Bradmore Cottage which was originally the crossing keeper's house before the bridge was built in 1880.

The earlier 1868 OS 6 inch map at the bottom shows the arrangement of 'Bradmore Gate' crossing before the bridge. The cottage must have been built after 1868 and before 1880.

Presumably the crossing you have noticed is there for the benefit of the residents of Bradmore Cottage.



88
Images Of North Mymms / Re: Trains serving North Mymms over the years
« Last post by James Bentall on November 08, 2017, 05:55:24 pm »
That first picture (BP1401 KX - Hitchin); that looks like a pedestrian crossing in the foreground. If I've got things right, that looks roughly opposite the end of Bradmore Lane. Did there used to be a footpath from there over to Peplins?
89
For anyone interested in seeing more pictures of local buses and coaches over the years we have two threads about this running in the site's forum. Links below.

Did you travel by bus or train in the 60s & 70s? Pics & memories
Local coaches serving North Mymms in the '50s, '60s & '70s
90
Yes I remember the chunky single decker one, used to sit up the front near the driver but seem to remember the driver was in a separate cabin behind glass? - not in the bus like now? I don't remember anything like power operated doors! Didn't the conductor come and issue a ticket, and on the 303 s/he's be at the back as we steeped on? maybe. I actually remember the interminable wait more than anything else. Used to go up to north London somewhere, possibly Palmer's Green?

On the pic of the 303 does it say Stanborough? I remember going to some outdoor pools there once with someone, they were fun. My mother can't remember them, says there were lakes there.

My grandfather used to have housekeepers who'd take me to even more exciting places like Battersea Fun Fair, with a walk through the tree canopies in Battersea Park. I suppose we went on the bus.
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10