Keith and I took ourselves off into Hemel Hempstead this morning, we walked the mile into the town.
We walked down the alongside the Water Gardens before heading to the shops.
We had been here a few years ago. There have been a few changes, what with the economic climate as it is there are a few shops closed down, which is a real shame.
The old town has such a lot of character. There are many Victorian, Georgian and Tudor architecture in a street described as “the prettiest street in Hertfordshire”. It is suffering from shops shut down, so For Sale and To Let Boards are everywhere. St. Mary’s Church as a stunning spire.
After a walk around the old town, we had lunch at Dragon Garden. We ate there a few years ago and the food is still as good. £7.20 each to eat as much as you like, without wasting any food of course.
Back in the New Town which came about after World War II, has all the usual town centre stores, what was sad though was seeing Blockbusters and HMV closing down before our eyes. They had everything must go sales on, and so we popped in to see if there was anything worth buying.
We had a lovely time in Hemel, and came back with a few things for the boat.