Bushey Memories

By Donald Massey

High Road, Bushey Heath pre 1912

I lived in Bushey from 1932 to 1959, and hope that some of these pictures and memories will be of interest.

The first picture is a postcard written by my Grandmother Ellen Sutherland before 1912: her husband, my Grandfather, Alexander, was Station Sergeant at Bushey Police Station, living with his family in a flat over the Station.

The lower one is another postcard, apparently about the same vintage, of Bushey High Street, taken from thew Watford end.

Neither card has a publisher’s name.

This page was added on 19/06/2010.

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  • I too went to the Rutts school about 1954 only two teachers and two classrooms. also went to brownies in a building opposite think it had a tin roof. We lived in Caldecote gardens backing onto fields owned by the convent, as I seem to remember nuns telling us off. We moved when I was 8 or 9. Lovely childhood memories.

    By Linda Sackett nee Woolford (28/12/2022)
  • I lived in Bushey Heath from my birth in 1939 until 1965. I attended The Rutts infants school starting in 1944 and soon after starting noticed an unusual aircraft, at which point the engine stopped and I realised it was a V1 doodlebug, I then saw Miss Coe, one of the two teachers, wearing a grey tin hat and urging us into the shelter. My next school was Ashfield in School Lane where I continued until I was 11 and following my unsuccessful eleven plus I attended Bushey Manor Secondary Modern until 1954.

    By Eric Ball (30/08/2020)