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Offline Newfloridian

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An address off High Street, Watford
« on: Wednesday 27 May 20 10:42 BST (UK) »
I'm struggling with this one. Can anyone tell me the actual name of this place. It looks like "Old Ian Yard"
Does that make sense?

It was off the High Street just below the old High Street Railway Station, Watford.

Many thanks, Alan
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Re: An address off High Street, Watford
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 11:20 BST (UK) »
Old Tan Yard.

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Re: An address off High Street, Watford
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 11:21 BST (UK) »
Old Tan Yard 'T' similar to Thomas (Knight) at the top of the page  :-\

I agree with Bookbox  ;D
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Re: An address off High Street, Watford
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 May 20 11:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you. Have just managed to find a reproduction of a fragment of a map of Watford dated about 1850 where Old Tan Yard and Grove Place (the area of particular interest) have been marked.

Alan
Leicester / Northampton: Craxford,  Claypole, Pridmore, Pollard, Tansley, Crane, Tilley
Derby: Naylor, Ball, Haywood
Buckinghamshire: Cook
London: Craxford, Lane Crauford
Tyneside: Nessworthy, Simpson
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"I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent.
You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule."
  -  WS Gilbert (The Mikado)