Jessie Axford - moving to a new town isn't always straightforward

Jessie Axford moved to Hatfield in 1956 with her husband, having previously lived in Surrey

contributed by Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service

Bishops Rise, Southern end near Garden Avenue Junction, May 1956
Ken Wright ; Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service

Hazel Grove / Willow Way


For new residents like Jessie Axford, life in South Hatfield could get a bit confusing…..

“A bus came down Hazel Grove to a lay by, between our road and Willow Way, with the indicator saying South End (laughter), as the weather was nice I packed Christine’s bucket and spade and picnic and we boarded this bus …when I asked for a return to Southend the conductor said you are here.”

Clearly she thought she was going to the beach at Southend and not Southend in Hatfield!

This page was added on 19/02/2015.

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