Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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Re: Today's County in the Spotlight:Part 2

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Letchworth has UK's first roundabout supposedly, circa 1909
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Was a Mormon town till the 60s/70s I believe, but now full of pubs. Spirella building was a maker of silk tights but during ww2 sent the silk to Irwin, who are still/was based in Letchworth to make parachutes.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 27 May 2022, 20:17 What's your favourite Hertfordshire Brew Mick :?:



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The McMullens AK is a nice pint but if I have to pick a favourite from Hertfordshire I'd go for a pint of Sidepocket from the Tring Brewery!! :-D
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Continuing my fascination with Hatfield and the video I linked to earlier.   What is the building on the left,  the one on the right has the name plastered on it so a bit more obvious<br />Click the image to enlarge
Continuing my fascination with Hatfield and the video I linked to earlier. What is the building on the left, the one on the right has the name plastered on it so a bit more obvious
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Also, the first garden city. The Worlds End was filmed in Letchworth and Welwyn garden city. They changed Letchworth cinema into a pub for the film.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 27 May 2022, 20:39 Image

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Is that Hatfield airport? The one on the left is screaming Croydon, dunno why.
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Rp0thejester wrote: 27 May 2022, 20:42 Is that Hatfield airport? The one on the left is screaming Croydon, dunno why.
Both will be in the close vicinity of Hatfield, but may not be there anymore...screenshots from this video here



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mickthemaverick wrote: 27 May 2022, 20:36
The McMullens AK is a nice pint but if I have to pick a favourite from Hertfordshire I'd go for a pint of Sidepocket from the Tring Brewery!! :-D
This made me smile when I followed your link to Tring
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Croydon_Airport_Control_Tower_(Disused)_-_geograph.org.uk_2073524.jpg
the left photo made me think of this, only ever drove past so never had a good look
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 27 May 2022, 20:39 Image

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I'm thinking the one on the left may be the original hotel before it became The Comet, they had a big fire in the 60's and rebuilt it completely, it looks familiar but I can't nail it in my mind at the moment. On the right are the offices of De Havilland where Bob's Dad used to work before moving to Rolls Royce at Leavesden. :-D
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The film on Hatfield also had a couple of establishments sporting the name "Benskins". Watford's finest up until 1959 when taken over by Ind Coope. After a few subsequent acquisitions ownership of the Benskins trademarks currently rests with Carlsberg International AS, Denmark.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benskins_Brewery

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Could it be a Watford airport that's long gone? Great song btw.
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Not convinced now, this is the comet:
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Pretty sure its not Leavesden but it may have been Radlett, DeHavilland had a hangar there as well. :-D
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I'm close to Hatfield, can't think of that building still standing. Shuttleworth, Hendon, Henlow, Knebworth. I'm intrigued
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