My uncle Bert's pub

Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead

By Joy Small

My Uncle Bert was an ex policeman at Hemel Hempstead and he had a pub in the High Street which I visited before the war. I was a little girl, it was the only time I ever went in a pub.  It had an old pub atmosphere.

He had a big moustache, two sons called John and Bert, and a wife called Lizzie.  When he visited us at home he always gave me half a crown, which was a fortune in those days.  We lived in Radlett.

One of his sons had the Fountain pub in Apsley later.

This page was added on 22/05/2013.

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  • Your uncle Bert was my grandfather on my fathers side. My father was his son John.
    The pub you are talking about was the BeeHive.
    We use to stay there for Christmas, that was in the early 1950s.

    By Tim Ward (03/11/2023)
  • Your uncle was my Grandfather. The pub was the Beehive at the Junction of Chapel St and what was The Redbourne Rd. Near Randel field.
    His son John was my father and Bert owned The Fountain pub in Apsley.

    By Tim Ward (18/06/2023)