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Unknown Box North Watford - S3 re-sited ?

Started by dr hue, Jan 26, 2021, 09:08 pm

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dr hue

Jan 26, 2021, 09:08 pm Last Edit: Jan 27, 2021, 08:28 pm by dr hue
Found this box on map but can't seem to find it in the database.

Was it a Met Box or is it S3 ( or S1 or S2 ) re-sited ?

51.673, -0.386


1950's map:

unknown-pcb-watford-auto-pn.png


Known boxes:

watford-unknown-large-map.png

realboxmike

The Watford Box unfortunately is not a Met Box. The original Watford Borough Police Force which was part of the Hertfordshire Constabulary established a system of Boxes and Pillars in the early 1930s along the lines of the system established in St Albans. The boundary of the Met and Herts Forces routes through Bushey on a roughly NE SW direction. I can't be sure, but I believe that approx 3 Boxes and 15 Pillars were installed through Watford and Leavesden.

dr hue

Jan 30, 2021, 07:35 pm #2 Last Edit: Jan 30, 2021, 07:39 pm by dr hue
Quote from: realboxmike on Jan 28, 2021, 09:37 pm... I can't be sure, but I believe that approx 3 Boxes and 15 Pillars were installed through Watford and Leavesden.



Thanks for the info realboxmike.

I've managed to find 16 Posts and 1 Box so far using a 1950's map:

watford-posts-box-955-jpg.jpg

With all your knowledge, have you any information on the 4 Met style boxes that appear to be

seen in High Wycombe ?


https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=9006.0

Locations:
high-wycombe-map-2021.png


Or any info on the Met style box in Dover ?

https://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=6957.msg128663#msg128663




mikey

Here's one of those pillars on your map. St Albans Road.

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"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

mikey

This mysterious box should just out of shot to the left of the phone box. The photo looks to be cropped so the original will almost certainly have it.

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"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."