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North Mymms Pictures From The Past

Chapter Four - Water End

Abdale House Water End Cafe
King Peter of Yugoslavia and some of his cabinet sheltered here at Abdale House, Warrengate Road 1942. It was also used by the Polish Air Force as a radio station.
Water End Cafe, Dixons Hill Road, 1983. The building of the A1(M) affected its trade. The Water End Cafe is in fact on Warrengate Road, at its northern junction with Swanland Road. The cafe which used to stand on Dixons Hill Road (now Dixons Hill Close) was called the North Mymms Cafe. more..
Hawkshead Lane bridge High Bridge
Hawkshead Lane bridge at Warrengate, over Mimms Hall Brook c.1910-15.
High Bridge, Warrengate Road before the waterworks were built. The postman on his bike is Alf Marsden. c.1910-15.
Lodge at Hawkshead House Old cottages on the green at Water End
Lodge at Hawkshead House, c.1890. Probably Mary Hewitt, wife of John Hewitt, Bill Nott's grandfather, who was head gardener to Mr T B Forwood.
Old cottages on the green at Water End including Mother Chuck's c.1900.



North Mymms Pictures From The Past - Index
Chapter One - Welham Green
Chapter Two - Transport
Chapter Three - North Mymms Park
Chapter Four- Water End
Chapter Five - Public Houses
Chapter Six - Brookmans Park
Chapter Seven - Landmarks
Chapter Eight - Little Heath
Chapter Nine - Farming
Chapter Ten - Bell Bar
Chapter Eleven - People of North Mymms
Chapter Twelve - Marshmoor

Note: ‘North Mymms Pictures From The Past’ is a collection of more than 100 old photographs compiled by the North Mymms Local History Society and published in a new book in October 2002. The society says it is indebted to the following for the use of their photographs. The late Hugh Baddeley and Joan Baddeley, Lilian Caras, the late Pat Clarke, the late Dick and Dorothy Colville, Paul Jiggens, Bill Killick, Ron Kingdon, Joan Knight, Frank H. Meads, Bill Nott, the late George Knott, Margaret A Palmer, Colling Turner, Ron Warner, Ken Wright and the North Mymms Cricket Club. The 62-page book was sold out six weeks after being published.

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