First hearing about the 'New Town'

Tony and Sonia Waterton recall how they heard about Hemel Hempstead becoming a New Town

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd.


(T): When did we first hear? Oh I don’t know really I suppose, in the local paper, whenever it was. We were gradually told what would happen through the newspapers, sort of thing, you know.

(S): Oh we knew that Hitchcock…

(T): Well Councillor Hitchcock…

(S): Councillor Hitchcock was behind the plan… he’d encouraged it.

(T): We knew that people were going to come to London and that, the areas varied, you know areas were being…

(S) and (T): Compulsory purchased…

(T): Farms and things and the area would be changed I suppose, yeah.

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