Aerial view of the hostel.|
Houses in Buckingham Way and Oakland Way are still to be built but the roads are already in place.
|The site of the Hostel now|
Altona Road cemetery in Loudwater (up Derehams Lane) has many graves of overseas workers, who no doubt
came here as refugees as a result of the war, and found work in the paper mills and the chair factories in the valley below.
The Hostel held film shows and thus it was a popular place to go to if you were growing up at this end of the village.
It was demolished in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
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