Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
My first home town. Situated 30Km (20 miles) North of London and most famous for being the home of Elisabeth I when she became queen. Hatfield is part of the Newtowns that were built after WW2 to home those who lost thier homes during the war.  
     
 

My dad was working for London Transport when he was offered a job and home in 1951-2. He accepted the offer and moved to Hatfield in July 1952, where he moved in to 21 Chennells and died there 2008 (Mum died there 6 years earlier). I was born in Bushey, 15 miles away and was adopted and moved to Chennells in 1957.

 
     
Location of Hatfield  
 
 
     
Location of Chennells  
 
 
     
A little history of Hatfield  
  Hatfield is a town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. It had a population of 29,616 in 2001, and 39,201 at the 2011 Census. The settlement is of Saxon origin. Hatfield House, home of the Marquess of Salisbury, forms the nucleus of the old town. From the 1930s when de Havilland opened a factory until the 1990s when British Aerospace closed it, aircraft design and manufacture employed more people there than any other industry. Hatfield was one of the post-war New Towns built around London and has much modernist architecture from the period. The University of Hertfordshire is based there.  
     
  Hatfield lies 20 miles (30 kilometres) north of London beside the A1(M) motorway and has direct trains to London King's Cross railway station, Finsbury Park and Moorgate. There has been a strong increase in commuters who work in London moving into the area.  
     
  During the early Saxon period, Hatfield was known as Hetfelle, but by the year 970, when King Edgar gave 5,000 acres (20 km2) to the monastery of Ely, it had become known as Haethfeld. Hatfield is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as the property of the Abbey of Ely, and unusually, the original census data which compilers of Domesday used survives, giving us slightly more information than in the final Domesday record. No other records remain until 1226, when Henry III granted the Bishops of Ely rights to an annual four-day fair and a weekly market. The town was then called Bishop's Hatfield.  
     
  Hatfield House is the seat of the Cecil family, the Marquesses of Salisbury. Elizabeth Tudor was confined there for three years in what is now known as The Old Palace in Hatfield Park. Legend has it that she learnt here of her accession as queen in 1558, while sitting under an oak tree in the Park. She held her first Council in the Great Hall (The Old Palace) of Hatfield. In 1851, the route of the Great North Road (now the A1000) was altered to avoid cutting through the grounds of Hatfield House.