18 July, 2005

Potters Bar

Decided to visit Potters Bar today, formerly in Middlesex (according to my 1933 guide book) but now in Hertfordshire. Not an easy town to navigate. The built up area is round the station but spreads out in two directions- facilities (churches libraries etc) to the West, shops to the East. There are some nice shops including an Oxfam super savings where I bought a brass jar for 99p which has polished up beautifully (need to find out if it is a copy of an arabian rose water jar).
The Church was closed, but there is supposed to be a cross made from zeppelin metal inside it and a memorial to first world war airmen killed in the zeppelin. I did not see either.

Potters Bar is hard on the legs- Mutton Lane is long as is Church Road (I didn't see any church in Church Road). I walked to a small hamlet outside and walked back.

Rail service good- on the way back I went to Hadley Wood. I did not see much there.

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