Ted Parrish’s ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY is now available here!
A unique record of people, places and events in Watford, Bushey and Oxhey in past days.
Ted Parrish was for many years a well-known figure in Watford, Bushey and Oxhey. He was much respected for his local history research, as well as his writing and filmmaking.
In ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY Ted has captured the essence of life in the post-war decades of the ‘20s and ‘30s, the war years of the ‘40s, the shortages of the ‘50s and the relative prosperity of the subsequent two decades. He recounts the sights, the sounds and the smells; as well as the people, the places and the events that shaped the area as we know it today.
ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY is one man’s journey into the past; a man who knew and loved the area. Travel with him and learn what life was really like. Follow the ups and the downs; the hardships and the uncertainties; the simple pleasures; and the changes that each decade wrought on everyday life.
The 96 chapters cover many aspects of local life, entertainment, shopping, education, sport, health, local personalities, Royal visits, policing, transportation, the brewing and printing industries, and much more.