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.