I used to go to Mrs Hearle’s ‘Library’ which was in a kind of shed in her garden, with the books on a long table. The books were all very old, dreary and in small print, and they smelled musty. I was used to London libraries, and it compared very badly. So, great was my joy when the Bushey Library opened and we could get ‘new’ books. I was waiting on the doorstep.
I have had much pleasure from the library over the years and found the Librarian Mr Vesey a great help. He may remember hunting up the truth of the Brother’s Grimm for me and the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Mrs Doris Elliot lived at 49 Coldharbour Lane. She recountered her memories in 1986 for Bushey Library’s 50th birthday