London Removals Watford District: Removals Elstree
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Elstree and WD6, Watford Postal District, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Elstree area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Elstree.
Elstree is a village in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire on the A5, north of London and situated in postal district WD6. It forms a part of the civil parish of Elstree & Borehamwood (originally known simply as the parish of Elstree). The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.
The names of Elstree and Borehamwood can be used interchangeably to a certain extent. The area of Borehamwood at the west of the railway line, formally Deacon’s Hill, is colloquially called Elstree even though it isn’t contiguous with the village. There was an Elstree Rural District from 1941 – 1974. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the area.
It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios where a number of well-known British films were made. The TV soap EastEnders is filmed at the BBC’s Elstree Studios, but these, too, are in nearby Borehamwood. Elstree studios have been the home of the Big Brother UK house since series 3. Whilst it was announced that in 2008 the house will be moved elsewhere for the foreseeable future, the plan to move house will not now be going ahead.
Nearby Aldenham Country Park is both a recreational facility and a breeding centre for rare livestock. In 1779, Martha Ray (1742–1779), singer and mistress of John Montagu (4th Earl of Sandwich), was buried in the parish church after she had been shot dead by the Reverend James Hackman, Rector of Wiveton in Norfolk.
In the 19th century Elstree became notorious for the ‘Elstree Murder’.
“Elstree” is also the title of a song about the film studio by ‘The Buggles’ on their 1979 album The Age of Plastic.
Elstree Aerodrome has a paved 656m runway, suitable for light aircraft use. London Transports large Aldenham Bus Overhaul Works was sited on the edge of Elstree close to the A41, it was demolished in 1996 and is now a large business park.
Elstree is home to Aldenham School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s school. Elstree School, a boys’ preparatory school was initially situated in Elstree; however it moved to its current site in Woolhampton, Berkshire during the 2nd World War.