Memories of the origins of the first Hillside
Greengrocer's Shop and Post Office in the 1950s.
In September 2006, Ariadne returned to the place of her birth to see the house
in Hazelwood Lane where she was born and the row of shops at School Mead on the
Hillside Estate. She was disappointed and saddened to find all the shops boarded
up and behind a tall wooden barricade. She is the daughter of the very first
Sub-Postmaster of Hillside, and by chance she met Jean Page who happened to work
at the Post Office with Ariadne's father. It wasn't long before Ariadne was put
in touch with her long lost Godmother, Beryl Cain.
As a result. Ariadne wanted to know more about the place of her birth, and
joined the Abbots Langley Local History Society in 2007 as a distant member. She
began to research, transcribe recorded conversations and write about her
memories of life in Abbots Langley prior to her family emigrating to Australia
in 1960. This booklet is the result.
Published in December 2013 by the Abbots Langley Local
History Society. 60 pages, including 25 illustrations. ISBN
Available at Society events for £3.00.
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