Grand Union Canal to Grove Mill walk (09/01/17)

We’d walked down the Grand Union canal towards Croxley and Rickmansworth a couple of times and fancied checking out the route north towards Kings Langley instead. On a cold and bright winter morning we set off from Cassiobury Park, passing onto the left bank at the first lock. The scenery here is more open (less tree…

Moving to Watford: One Year On (13/12/16)

It’s a year since we moved to Watford from London. But did we? We’re still having conversations with friends and colleagues over what really constitutes ‘London’. We both work in the capital and consider Watford – as it’s on the tube and a quick overland hop into Euston – still part of Greater London. Our commutes…

Rembrandt House, Whippendell Road (12/12/16)

We’d noticed the old plaque (?) space on the side of refurbished Rembrandt House on Whippendell Road and tweeted out a few things about its early history. 140 characters doesn’t do it justice so here’s a little more … We’d heard the building had been a large printing works and had assumed this had always been…

Heritage Open Day: Little Cassiobury House (10/09/16)

The house from which Cassiobury Park takes its name was sadly demolished in 1927. The recent restoration of the bandstand and the other improvements being made to the park as part of the Heritage Lottery fund grant have further revived interest in the estate, and it was with great interest that we visited Little Cassiobury House,…

The Matchstick House (02/07/16)

We always call this the “Matchstick house” or the “Hansel and Gretel house”.  It is definitely a Watford landmark and can be found at the junction of Gade Avenue and Rickmansworth Road.