The authors acknowledge assistance from many sources. We are particularly indebted to The Grove staff both past and present for providing much valuable material.

We are also indebted to Watford Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The British Railways Board Central Photographic Unit, Hertfordshire County Council and the Public Affairs Department, British Rail Southern Region for providing professional expertise.

We dedicate this book to all who have worked or stayed at The Grove, in what must surely be the most historical building in railway ownership.

The present entrance showing new steps

The present entrance showing new steps (BRB)

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