A LANDMARK MOVE - ALL HORSES TRANSFERRED BY MOTORISED HORSE VAN

In 1932 a compulsory purchase order forced a move from Westcroft Farm in Cricklewood. YESTERDAY-Borehamwood-entrance1.jpgThe transference of the Home of Rest from Cricklewood to the new site in Borehamwood was considered a landmark in the history of the Home. The removal was accomplished on the 20th October, 1934, all the animals being transferred by motor horse van.


The whole of the stables were under one roof, together with all the necessary facilities, such as a chaff-cutting house, a forge, a boiler house and a pharmacy, all grouped around the main quadrangle.YESTERDAY-Borhamwoodarchway.jpg Such an excellent arrangement facilitated the work of the staff. Only the barn was situated outside the quadrangle – a necessary fire precaution. The same quadrangle layout was later used at the new site in Speen and can still be seen today.

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In 1968 when the planners decided, once again, that the Home of Rest’s site was re-zoned and scheduled as suitable for housing development, the charity began to look for new premises. A year later a beautiful new site was purchased in Speen, Buckinghamshire. The ideal permanent spot for the Home of Rest for Horses.

 

YESTERDAY-Borehamwood-JamesStockton.jpgThis is James Stockton who worked  at the Home of Rest  for 18 years before passing away peacefully in 1969, aged 82. 

 

 



 

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