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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 22:57 GMT (UK) »
The Docks are still there in 1930:
Henry Edward Dock
Residence Date:   1930
Street address:   Home Park cottages, Station road

Ancestry implies it is London, but it is Kings Langley.
Watford, Bushey, Rickmansworth 1930 (London, England City Directories)

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 23:39 GMT (UK) »
Also mentions of Home Park Cottages in the British Newspaper Archives.

e.g.
November 1896 Harrow Observer
Kings Langley
An accident which might have been of a very serious character, happened last Thursday evening. A trap, heavily laden and containing two persons, was being driven from the King's Langley railway station by Mr J. Jackson (coachman to Mr. R. Blackwell, of the Manor House, Chipperfield", when getting past the Home Park Cottage, the pony (it is supposed from the noise of a passing train) took fright and became totally unmanageable. Through the restiveness of the animal which followed, the offside shaft of the cart broke, the occupants with the luggage being thrown out. The pony at once dashed off in the direction of Primrose Hill with one shaft still hanging to him. Mrs Hill, of the Home Park Cottages, who was coming in the direction of the station with her baby in a mail cart, noticing the animal coming, ran into a recess in the road where was a gate opening into a meadow. Strangely enough the animal made in this direction, clearing the gate with a bound, not however before the mail cart was made a complete wreck, the little occupant being thrown into the hedge. Mrs. Hill was also knocked down by the shaft, and received injuries as also did the baby. Assistance was soon rendered and the injured persons attended to. The other occupants of the trap were the son and danghter of the coachman, Mr. Jackson, who together with Mrs. Hill and child, are recovering satisfactorily from their  injuries and fright.

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 08 January 20 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi
The first damaged part has an address of The Grove Gardens, Abbots Langley     
with H Kneller living.   

Abbots Langley is next village ( south of ) Kings Langley.     

That is almost certainly part of what is now "The  Grove" golf course and Hotel     
[ https://www.thegrove.co.uk/ ]         

Just " inside " the M25, on the canal.     

So, to my mind the cottages are listed in reverse order.     

Ray
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