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for the manufacture of the Mosquito fighter bomber (de Havilland Mosquito) and the Halifax bomber and later became Leavesden Aerodrome, to the north of Watford. No longer operational, it was converted into Leavesden Film Studios, now famously the home of the Harry Potter films. Education right thumb upright Watford Free School building (File:Watford Free School.jpg) The earliest records

of schooling in Watford are of a schoolmaster named George Redhead in 1595, and of a Free School receiving an annual donation of £10 in 1640. The school consisted of "a room over two houses belonging to the Church Estate, nearest the churchyard." In 1704, Elizabeth Fuller of Watford Place built a new Free School for forty boys and twenty girls on her land next to the churchyard, with rooms for a master and a mistress. In the mid-19th century, the recorded schools in Watford were Fuller's Free School, by now in a poor state, and the separate boys and girls national schools (National school (England and Wales)) of St Mary's in Church Street. All offered elementary education. State-funded elementary schools began to appear in the 1860s and 1870s. Wikipedia:Watford Commons:Category:Watford DMOZ:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Hertfordshire Watford

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musical comedy ''Big Night Out At The Little Palace Theatre'' (starring in the show itself at the Palace Theatre), Watford with Toksvig and Bonnie Langford. Other works include the plays ''A Slice of Life'' (1981) and ''Boat People'' (1983). She has written songs for two pantos with Adele Anderson. Luton & West Hertfordshire Dacorum except Tring, St Albans, Watford, Three Rivers (Three Rivers (district)), Hertsmere

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at relocating and found a suitable, yet temporary solution in the neighbouring town of Watford. In preparation for the move, the franchise was rebranded as '''Hemel & Watford Royals''' in 1996 and made the move from the Dacorum Centre to Watford Leisure Centre in 1997. The move had little luck on the team’s playing performance and they finished 13th out of 13 in the 1997-1998 season (British Basketball League 1997-1998) (3-33). Royals’ stay in Watford lasted just one season and, in 1998, with the promise of a future purpose-built arena being offered in the town of Milton Keynes, the team packed up, moved and renamed themselves as the '''Milton Keynes Lions'''. death_date 1709 (aged 65) death_place Watford, Hertfordshire other_names Mrs Elizabeth Fuller '''Elizabeth Fuller''' (1644–1709) founded a Free School for boys and girls in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She is often called '''Dame Elizabeth Fuller''', as a title of respect. In the Victoria County History of Hertfordshire she is referred to as '''"Mrs Elizabeth Fuller"'''. http: www.british-history.ac.uk report.asp?compid 51382 From: Watford (St Mary) on British History Online DATE OF DEATH 1709 PLACE OF DEATH Watford, Hertfordshire '''Watford Grammar School for Boys''' (commonly abbreviated WBGS) is a partially selective (Partially selective school (England)) academy (academy (English school)) for boys in Watford in Hertfordshire, England. The school and its sister school, Watford Grammar School for Girls, descend from a Free School founded as a charity school for boys and girls by Elizabeth Fuller in 1704. The '''Ebury Way Cycle Path''' is a Wikipedia:Watford Commons:Category:Watford DMOZ:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Hertfordshire Watford

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thumb right 150px Algernon Capell as a boy. (Image:Algernon2ndEarlOfEssex.jpg) '''Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex''' PC (Privy Council of Great Britain) (28 December 1670 Charles Mosley, editor, ''Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage'', 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1348. – 10 January 1710, Watford) was an English (England) nobleman (aristocracy), a soldier and courtier. He was the son of Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex Algernon Capell, National Portrait Gallery, accessed May 2009 and Elizabeth Percy. After his father's suicide in 1683, Capell became the 2nd Earl of Essex. He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King William III (William III of England) between 1691 and 1702; was Colonel of the 4th Dragoons between 1693 and 1710; and was made a Privy Counselor (Privy Council of Great Britain) in 1708 by Queen Anne (Anne of Great Britain). North of London the ring followed a path similar to the route now taken by the M25 motorway, from Watford, following the River Colne (River Colne, Hertfordshire), through Potters Bar, Cuffley, Nazeing, then running south through Epping Forest, Loughton and Chigwell. Russian Steps In Leningrad Palin meets up with a Vladimir Lenin impersonator, who gives him a tour of the city. He witnesses a Russian Orthodox baptism ceremony, and almost gets baptised himself. He visits the cemetery where the likes of Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky are buried, then has the honour of firing the noonday gun at the Peter and Paul Fortress. After buying some pears at a local market he experiences the difficulty of trying to buy a bottle of vodka in a super market which is “uncontaminated by food”—a reference to Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch. In Novgorod, he meets up with a director who casts him in a movie. Then he is invited to a dinner party, eating freshly caught crayfish and drinking twenty-three toasts, the tipple being homemade vodka. After participating in a ceremony on behalf of the sister city of Watford (portrayed as a dream) he visits the town of Chernobyl, Ukraine, scene of the 1986 nuclear disaster. From there it is on to Kiev and Odessa, where Palin receives

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'''Kenny Jackett''' (born 5 January 1962 in Watford) is a former Wales international (Wales national football team) football (football (soccer)) player, who has since moved into management. He is the current manager of Millwall (Millwall F.C.), the longest serving manager in the Football League Championship and ninth longest serving manager (List of English Football League managers) in England. DATE OF BIRTH 5 January 1962 PLACE OF BIRTH Watford, England DATE OF DEATH foundation location Watford, England key_people birth_date


for specialist music places. Results achieved by the schools at GCSE are also widely spread, including the three highest and the two lowest scoring state schools within Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire: GCSE (and equivalent) results, Secondary School achievement and attainment tables 2007

Newcastle United (Newcastle United F.C.) on 16 October to keep up a good run of goal scoring form and also scored twice in the 2–1 win over Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn 1-2 Tottenham BBC Sport, 23 October 2011 On 30 October, he continued this brilliant run of scoring form with his side's second in a 3–1 win over Queens Park Rangers, making it six goals in five games for the Dutchman and equalling a Tottenham

Hotspur F.C. Tottenham record by scoring in five consecutive Premier League matches, a record he shares with Teddy Sheringham and Robbie Keane. TOTTENHAM 3 QPR 1: RAFAEL VAN DER VAART IS IN THE FAST LANE Daily Star, 31 October 2011 On 31 December he scored away to Swansea City (Swansea City A.F.C.), converting a Benoit Assou-Ekotto cross. ref>

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p 107 After leaving Malvern he studied privately with William T. Kirkpatrick, his father's old tutor and former headmaster of Lurgan College. Released July 3, 2001 Recorded Watford Coloseum, Watford AIR (Associated Independent Recording) Lyndhurst Hall, London Genre Classical (Classical music) Avant-garde Modernist Progressive (Progressive music) The soundtrack to the film was released on July 3, 2001 by Sony Music

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the companies reached an agreement which allowed them both to provide services in all parts of the town. When the National Bus Company (National Bus Company (UK)) was formed in 1969, its London Country Bus Services subsidiary took responsibility for many routes, including Green Line Coaches cross-London services which operated to distant destinations such as Watford, Luton and Amersham. A coach station was opened by Southdown in 1931 on the A23 at County Oak, near Lowfield

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Olympian from South Oxhey * Steven Finn (Steven Finn (cricketer)), Middlesex (Middlesex County Cricket Club) and England (England Cricket Team) cricketer * Cyril Fletcher (1913–2005), comedian * Peter Fribbins, composer * Declan Ganley, businessman and political activist * Philip Glenister, actor, Life on Mars (Life on Mars (UK TV series)) * Robert Glenister, actor * Geri Halliwell, singer and Spice Girl (Spice Girls) * Kenny Jackett, Welsh international

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Filming of aerial and backdrop shots took place at Glen Etive, Scotland. Though the producers explored options to film outside of the UK, Leavesden Film Studios in Watford was again the location on which many of the interior scenes, including the Great Hall, Privet Drive (Little Whinging) and Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place were shot.


image_skyline WatfordSkyline.jpg image_blank_emblem WatfordArms.gif blank_emblem_type Coat of Arms of Watford Borough Council blank_emblem_size 85px image_map Watford UK locator map.svg mapsize 200px map_caption Watford within Hertfordshire coordinates_region GB subdivision_type Country subdivision_name United Kingdom subdivision_type1 Constituent country (Constituent Country#United Kingdom) subdivision_name1 England subdivision_type2 Region (Regions of England) subdivision_name2 East of England subdivision_type3 County (Ceremonial Counties) subdivision_name3 Hertfordshire subdivision_type4 Borough (Districts of England) subdivision_name4 '''Watford''' seat_type UK Parliament constituency seat Watford (Watford (UK Parliament constituency)) government_type Elected Mayor (Elected mayors in the United Kingdom) & Cabinet leader_title Mayor of Watford leader_name Dorothy Thornhill leader_party Liberal Democrat (Liberal Democrats) leader_title1 MP (Member of Parliament) leader_name1 Richard Harrington (Richard Harrington (British politician)) (Conservative (Conservatives (UK))) established_title established_date area_total_sq_mi 8.3 elevation_m 71 population_total 90301 population_density_sq_mi auto population_blank1_title Ethnicity population_blank1 61.9% White British 11% South Asian 3.5% Black African Watford Strategic Intelligence Assessment Summary timezone GMT timezone_DST Summer Time (British) (British Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +1 coordinates_display title latd 51 latm 39 lats 18 latNS N longd 0 longm 23 longs 44.5 longEW W postal_code_type Postcode area (List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom) postal_code WD (WD postcode area) area_code 01923 & 020 website www.watford.gov.uk '''Watford''' ( northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway. This Watford is not to be confused with Watford, Northamptonshire which is about 50 miles to the north.

Cassiobury Park was once the manor estate of the Earls of Essex and is a public park in the town centre. Watford Football Club play in the Football League Championship which is the second-highest level of football (Association football) in England.

The town developed from an Anglo-Saxon settlement between a ford of the River Colne (River Colne, Hertfordshire) and the crossroads of two ancient tracks. St Albans Abbey claimed rights to the manor of Cashio (Liberty of St Albans), which included Watford. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was built in 1230 on the same site as an earlier Saxon church, along with stalls for a weekly market. The town grew modestly - assisted by travellers passing through to Berkhamsted Castle and the royal palace at Kings Langley, with the main developments being the 17th-century houses of Cassiobury (Cassiobury House) and The Grove (The Grove, Watford). Both the Grand Junction Canal in 1798, and the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837, allowed the town to grow faster, with paper-making mills, such as John Dickinson and Co. (John Dickinson Stationery) at Croxley, influencing the development of printing in the town which continues today. Two industrial scale brewers Benskins and Sedgwicks (Sedgwicks Brewery) flourished in the town until their closure in the late 20th century. Today, Watford is a major regional centre for the northern home counties. Hertfordshire County Council designates Watford, along with Stevenage, to be its major sub-regional centre. Several head offices of national companies and multi-nationals are based in Watford. Both the 2006 World Golf Championship and the 2013 Bilderberg Conference, took place at The Grove hotel (The Grove, Watford). The week ahead: Bilderberg 2013 comes to … the Grove hotel, Watford World news The Guardian

Watford was created as an urban district (Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)) under the Local Government Act 1894, and became a municipal borough by grant of a charter in 1922. The borough had 90,301 inhabitants at the time of the 2011 census. The borough is separated from Greater London to the south by the urbanised parish of Watford Rural in the Three Rivers District (Three Rivers (district)). The Watford subdivision of the Greater London Urban Area, which includes much of the neighbouring districts, had a total population of 120,960 in the 2001 census. Watford Borough Council is the local authority, with a directly elected mayor as head. The Mayor of Watford is one of only 17 directly elected mayors (Directly elected mayors in England and Wales) in England; Dorothy Thornhill has been the mayor since the directly elected system was set up in May 2002, and is both the first Liberal Democrat and first female directly elected mayor in the United Kingdom. Watford elects one Member of Parliament (MP) for the Watford constituency (Watford (UK Parliament constituency)). Prior to the establishment of this constituency in 1885 the area was part of the three seat constituency of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)).

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