• Rails on the Ebury Way

    Details about the railway line on what is now known as the Ebury Way were requested. Peter Booth of Nascot Street, Watford, wrote in: WITH regard to your reader's query about the old railway line, I have researched the following: The Watford and

  • What memories do you have of 1945?

    THIS year (2005) will see celebrations to mark 60 years since the end of World War Two. Jan Peace from Garston Lane, Garston, wrote in. "There will be national events and Watford Museum will be marking the occasion by creating a 'Dig for Victory' vegetable

  • Firefighters turn limo drivers

    IF you've ever dreamt of arriving to an event in a blaze of glory then a group of firefighters may have the answer. The enterprising group of 12 are offering local people a chance to sit back and relax in a converted limo-style fire engine. Rob Fortune

  • Pub to ban smoking

    ROUNDBUSH Pub in Aldenham will give the stop sign to smoking when it bans punters from lighting up, starting on March 31. Licensee Lorraine McCarthy kicked the habit in 2005 as a new years resolution after 25 years of smoking, and now her boozer in Roundbush

  • Sponsored swim to help tsunami victims

    SCHOOLBOY Toby Garnett Harper has risen to a challenge laid down by his teachers at York House School to help sufferers of the tsunami disaster. Toby, aged nine, a member of Kings Langley Swimming Club, decided he would raise money through a sponsored

  • More on Deacon's Hill

    Following a query about Deacon's Hill, Mrs W Few of 108 Greenfield Avenue, Carpenders Park, wrote in. TOMMY DEACON had a mill on the River Colne. The leafy lane going uphill from the mill was Tommy Deacon's Hill later shortened to Deacon's. Before

  • Steaming discussion

    Following a question about plans to run steam trains between Croxley and Watford Met stations, Neville Lees, from Watford, sent in the following extracts from the Metropolitan Line's booklet From Steam on the Met 1995 Met Line magazine. FOR centuries

  • The Monday Club

    Every Monday at The Horn Reborn, Victoria Street, St Albans, 8pm, free.

  • Open Mic Night

    Every Tuesday at The Pump House, Local Board Road, Watford. 8pm, free.

  • Manufacturing

    Hospital Metalcraft Ltd Blandford Heights Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 7TG 01258 455056

  • Russell takes the Leed role

    BEN RUSSELL felt Saracens were good value for their hard-earned victory over Leeds Tykes on Friday night. The England Under-21 grand slam winner was Sarries' stand-out performer in the 14-5 success, marking his first Zurich Premiership start of the