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Category Archives: Britain

Britain, especially England, especially Hertfordshire.

Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E3 – Bovingdon Royal Oak and Broadfield School Fete


Original YT playout date: 18 July 2008
Duration: 12:12

“We visit the Royal Oak in Bovingdon village by Hemel Hempstead whose decor commemorates the American servicemen who helped Britain win the Second World War, and without whose help it would have been even more difficult than it was to beat Hitler’s forces.

After that we look at a typical English school fete, this time at my old junior school, Broadfield School, which hasn’t changed a bit.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E2 – Arrival in Herts


Original YT playout date: 16 July 2008
Duration: 33:41

You’ll notice I am still using the intro from the earlier Herts Content series, although the numbering is started over, unlike the Turkish one. I basically experimented with various ways of doing it.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E1 – Journey Over to Herts


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 25:34

Ironically this is being uploaded on a day (6th May 2019) when I am making a similar journey from the UK to Poland in the reverse direction. Already for several years Stryków is less significant, as the motorways go right through now. Still, nice trip down memory’s country rther too narrow lanes.

It’s a second series of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content. This time we go there by car, unlike last time in the plane. Here we see Strykow in the days when the motorway didn’t go all the way to Warsaw.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #13 “More Geese than Swans”, aka “fowling the water”.


Original playout date: 5 April 2008
Duration: 8:32

We’re having fun feeding the birds by the Gade in the Water Gardens in Hemel Hempstead, Sophie and me.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #12 “Sophie Having Fun”


Original playout date: 2 April 2008
Duration: 10:42

It’s Sophie’s choice … and her choice was, to go to the Jarman’s Park ice skating rink in Hemel Hempstead. Yes, it’s number twelve in the Uncle Davey’s Herts Content series
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #11 “Around Water End”


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 9:22

Some nice colour on this video again. We look at trout farms, watercress, beautifully composed village scenery and sheep in pasture. What’s not to love?

Don’t miss the images of Hertfordshire pudding stone (which is a real mineral by the way, not just a pleasantry) and the the English pub food in Gaddesden.

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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #10 “Gadebridge Park”


Monday, September 17, 2018

Original playout date: 21 March 2008
Duration: 9:33

This is a nice video dominated by the blue sky over Hemel hempstead which occasionally happenes and Gadebridge part, where I caught my first fish. Starting just about 400 metres from my childhood home, flows after into unbroken rural terrain going on through England.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #9 “Another Walk”


Friday, September 14, 2018

Original playout date: 16 March 2008
Duration: 4:54

Today’s walk is Hemel Hempstead Railway Station and a further part of Boxmoor. We also visit my sister’s old house in Lewknor.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #8 “Not All Police Are Masons”


Original playout date: 8 March 2008
Duration: 6:01

We look at the memorial to Frank Mason, a police officer who tackled bank robbers while off duty. I don’t think Hemel Hempstead is properly documented without showing that some people here are like that.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #7 “Tring Museum”


Original playout date: 2 March 2008
Duration: 8:28

A nice visit to Tring Museum with family. Sophie and cousins.
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