Eileen Bull remembers how she made friends after moving to Hemel Hempstead.
The Dacorum Heritage Trust
I knew some of the people down the bottom of the garden there. The day I moved in I was the only one, nobody else living round here at all, for one day. The next day, lots of people started coming in. There was one young girl, over there, she was four when I was here, she lives opposite me now but she hasn’t been there all the time, she’s only been there since she was married, that’s Sandra. I wasn’t lonely, cos we just walk, more people coming in. We all had children and we all went off with our prams down the waterfront fishing, and all that sort of thing. Fishery end, just so they got little, little fish, not big fish. They had the watercress bars down there and we used to go down there and we used to pick the watercress and we used to hide it underneath the cover of the pram and when we got away from the watercress, the man come up and he said “you didn’t have to pinch it” he says, “we give it away free”, “Oh, sorry”.