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within two years. A second Kingston store was later opened in the former C & A building, offering a broader range of merchandise for the home. birth_date '''Ian Michael Walker''' (born 31 October 1971 in Watford) is a former English (England) footballer (Association football). His former clubs include Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Tottenham


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at Butlin's Holiday Camp (Butlins) in Skegness and partnered him in the TV series ''Great Scott, It's Maynard!''. During the early 1960s, he became well known to television audiences for his role alongside Hugh Lloyd in ''Hugh and I''. Scott later appeared with Lloyd as gnomes in the 1969 sitcom ''The Gnomes of Dulwich''. DATE OF BIRTH 4 May 1927 PLACE OF BIRTH Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK DATE OF DEATH 26 July 1994 birth_date


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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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The 19th and 20th centuries marked the time of most change in Bushey, especially between the years 1860 and 1960. The population rose 28-fold within 200 years, from


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and diaries related to Watford townsfolk, local government, nobility and businesses. Leavesden Film Studios thumb The Warner Bros. ''Making of Harry Potter'' Studio Tour at Leavesden (File:The Making of Harry Potter 29-05-2012 (7528994480).jpg) Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden is a 80-hectare film studio complex which has been used for a wide range of Hollywood film

productions. Part of the site is open to the public and houses the ''Making of Harry Potter'' Studio Tour, displaying costumes and sets from the ''Harry Potter'' films (Harry Potter (film series)) which were produced at Leavesden. The studio complex is to the north of the borough, around Wikipedia:Watford Commons:Category:Watford DMOZ:Regional Europe United Kingdom England Hertfordshire Watford


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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.


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. Saracens Rugby Football Club . Watford has a Non-League football team Sun Postal Sports F.C. who play at The Sun Postal Sports & Social Club. Watford is home to the Watford Cheetahs American Football team who play their home games at Fullerians R.F.C. and Glen Rovers, who play both Hurling and Gaelic Football (Gaelic Athletic Association). Notable people Watford was the birthplace of: * Barbara Amiel, journalist * Stephen

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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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