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  • St Johns School
  • Lemsford Mill
  • Brocket Hall
  • The Sun Inn
  • Long & Short
  • Crooked Chimney
  • Waggoners
  • Lemsford WW1
  • Lemsford Springs
  • Lemsford Village
  • Cromer Hyde
  • Stanborough
  • Bridge House
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The Red Lion

1717 is the first mention of this house as an ale – house. The licensee was the widow Ann Gilbet, her husband John Gilbert had died in 1716. However, trouble was bought about by disorderly customers and in 1718 she and her son, also John Gilbert, were forbidden to use the house ‘ the signe of the Sun as an ale-house as apparently they were not licenced to do so. From about the mid 1700s The Sun or ‘Rising sun ‘ as it was known, was a hostelry and for some time was also the village butchers shop.To read full article Click Here

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Below is a table listing the above images by name, location, date and if known who donated the image. Table order matches order images are scrolled above, or to see image click on date. If you have any images you want to share with the group contact us via email to

Title of Image above Location of Image Date Donator of Image
The Red Lion Digswell Hill Early 20th Century Mill Green Museum
The Red Lion Digswell Hill 1930s Shirly Knapp
The Red Lion Digswell Hill 2004 Mary de Soyres
The Waggoners Ayot Green GNR 1927 Richard Kenzie
The Waggoners Toll House Ayot Green 1967 Unknown
The Waggoners Toll house Ayot Green 1930s Shirley Knapp