Heritage Photos of the Month
from around Hemel Hempstead.
SUMMER 2010 HERITAGE PHOTO
HAYMAKING LEVERSTOCK GREEN
Taken about 1900, from the Steers family collection and reproduced here with their permission.
JULY'S HERITAGE PHOTO
From the collection of Dacorum Heritage Trust
& reproduced here with their permission.
NB, Amongst the team is J.B. Orchard (see May/June's heritage photo.)
May/June 2009 Heritage Photo:
A pair of 1875 12 n.h.p. Fowler Ploughing engines called PAPWORTH & RISELY at Woodwells Farm about 1914.
In the photo are JACK STEVENS at the rear, HARRY WYATT by the firebox, and BILL LENTON by the front wheel.
The registered Agricultural Machine Operators were Thomas & Joseph Orchard of Woodwells Farm, and they purchased the pair of engines in 1913. They had been running Agricultural Road Locomotives from Woodwells since 1906, and since they were the only registered owners in the district, it seems likely they loaned/leased them to other farmers in the area.
The above photo is from the archives of the Road Locomotive Society http://www.roadloco.org.uk/ and published here with their permission.
The photo below is one taken by Barbara Chapman in 1996 showing sad looking Woodwells Farm buildings
BOXMOOR IRONWORKS YARD
From the Dacorum Heritage Trust Collection
and reproduced here with their kind permission.
The Saracens Head PH, High Street Green/ Adeyfield
from the collection of Roy Wood
December 2008/February 2009
"Drilling the Leverstock Green Home Guard, 1941"
The symbolic opening of Apsley Station in 1938, by breaking through a sheet of Croxley Girder Manila was a spectacular event. For more details see http://www.dacorumhistory.bravehost.com/RailDickinsons.html
Picture courtesy Mike Stanyon,
Hon Archivist The Apsley Paper Trail.
The chemist's shop owned by a Mr. Charlesworth, in Marlowes late 1940’s –possibly near the Plough Roundabout. The gentleman outside is Basil Phillips, who was an assistant in the shop at this time. The photograph is amongst the collect of Terry Phillips, son of Basil Phillips.
Signallers, 10th London Regiment,
“Somewhere in Hemel Hempstead”, 1914.