Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tykes Water - Borehamwood

Tykes Water
A tributary to Tykes Water flows north westwards
TQ 19502 96983

The central area of Borehamwood with a wide range of religious, sporting and social activies

Post to the west Borehamwood

Aberford Road
Aberford Park Community Centre. Built and opened 1996

Alban Crescent
Woodlands Primary School

Broughinge Road
Meadow Park. The park opened in the early 1960s. It has a number of sports areas. It is home to a number of football and other teams.  There are more general park areas with a teenage shelter, a mural, picnic areas etc.  (Although the mural is all about football too – and had now been removed)
Football stadium with one seated stand, a covered terrace and two un-covered terraces  
Borehamwood Bowls Club. Borehamwood Men's Bowls Club was founded in 1956. In 1963 the ladies club was founded. The ladies only had one rink, and the men had four but the ladies could only use them when the men didn’t want them. Many women didn’t have cars and the last bus was very early, and they often missed it. In 1993 the Ladies Club formally joined the Men's Club, at the insistence of Hertsmere Council.  In 1996 a new Club House was built
Borehamwood Football Club Ground. The Club was founded in 1948, as an amalgamation of Boreham Rovers and Royal Retournez.
Arsenal Ladies Football Club. This team was formed in 1987 and have won many major trophies. They have the backing of the main club and several staff members as well as are elite training programme.

Brook Road
Sewage Works. This was built after the Great War but by the 1940/50s it was out of use and the area was used for landfill.
Aberford Park. The land was bought by the local authority in stages from 1888.  A tree avenue leading to Croxdale Road was planted by local school children and each tree represents Borehamwood school. There are two children's play areas, along with a skate park and 'extreme' sports area as well as a sensory play. Graffiti projects are carried out on the walls of the multi sports area.
Aberford Lake. The lake is a damned tributary to Tykes Water. It allows surface water to be collected and drained from the local area.
St.Theresa's Catholic School. In 1936, the local Catholic priest arranged the purchase of a piece of land where the school was built. It eventually opened in 1957

Croxdale Road
Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue. This was established in 1955 and is growing fast.  Work is underway to extend the existing buildings.

Gateshead Road
St.Michael and All Angels Church.  The church was built in 1955 by N.F. Cachemaile-Day. The striking glass is by Mary Adshead.  The foundation stone having been laid by Princess Margaret. The bell came from the mortuary chapel at Ayot St Peter, donated by Charles Willes Wilshere of The Frythe in 1876.

Shenley Road
Civic Centre. 1970s public buildings – at that time set among industrial buildings.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church.  In 1925, the first Roman Catholic mass was celebrated here in a house called The Grange which had a chapel. In 1939 a second Roman Catholic hall was built on this site. This was used as a social hall but in the Second World War was taken over by the Ministry of Food. The church was built in 1962 using as Architects FX Velarde Partnership of Liverpool. It was consecrated in 1978.  Red brick with pyramid shaped turrets.
St. Theresa Parish Centre. In 1932 the Parish Centre was opened as a church. It was also used as a social centre where dances were held. In the 1990s it developed a serious subsidence problem and once again, major building work was required.
Royal British Legion. Hall and Club

Winstre Road
Cowley Hill Primary School and Nursery

Sources
Arsenal Football Club. Web site
Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue. Web site
Borehamwood Bowls Club. Web site
Hertfordshire Churches.
Hertfordshire County Council. Web site
Hertsmere Borough Council.  Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. Hertfordshire,
St Michael and All Angels. Web site
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. Web site.

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