Medburn School, Watling Street, Radlett
Old school days
By Ruth Fayerman
Did you go to this school? My family lived at Medburn House in the 1960’s, when we bought the premises as a dog boarding kennels. The previous occupier had converted the large shool hall to house 15 small dogs.
The folding central partition was still in place, which had divided the area into 2 classrooms. Over a period of time we increased the number of dogs we boarded by converting the out buildings. The boys toilets became the dog kitchen, the wet weather shelter accomodated another six dogs, and, a relic of the second world war, an air-raid shelter was made into 12 kennels for large dogs.
In the playground stood a wooden hut that had been used by pupils from Aldenham School as their ‘woodwork’ classroom; and the family demolished this in 1970. During the years we lived there a number of our clients remembered walking to Medburn School from Radlett and the surrounding area.