Bovingdon & Apsley
APSLEY has become one of the more popular districts of the larger Hertfordshire town of Hemel Hempstead as it continues to attract an overspill from London, thanks largely to its excellent road and rail connections and its easy commutability.
Originally, Apsley developed as a 19th-century mill town because of its strategic location at the confluence of the Gade and Bulbourne rivers in the Chiltern Hills Valley. This made it an ideal base for the papermaking industry that was founded by John Dickinson, Victorian inventor and founder of a new method of continuous papermaking. He purchased the water mill in 1809 and the business continued to expand until the early 20th century.
In the 1950s, Hemel Hempstead was designated a New Town as part of the provision of new residential areas surrounding London. and Apsley became a part of the development.
Today, the former mill sites have largely been developed as mixed residential, business and retail park outlets, integrating the appeal and aesthetic of the canal-side location and focusing on recreational wharf side activities. Easy access to Apsley railway station (London is just 23 miles (37 km) away), and the West Coast Main Line to Euston (London Midland), continue to attract development to this small town.
The Bovingdon & Apsley Local Directory was the seventh magazine to be launched in October 2014 and is distributed to homes in the HP4 postal area which includes:
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