North Mymms - Parish and People
by Dorothy Colville
It will be seen that no attempt has been made in these pages to deal with modern times. More changes have probably taken place in our parish during the last fifty years than in any similar period since the Norman invasion.
The development of the residential areas of Brookmans Park and of Welham Green, the establishment of a factory area alongside the railway and the transformation of our quiet country roads into trunk highways linking distant parts of the kingdom have produced a parish widely different from that of 1900.
Population movement has meant the disappearance of the old closely knit village life.
In material things life has become easier and the use of leisure has become a twentieth-century problem.
What further changes will take place during the next fifty years in this green and pleasant land in which we live?
Dorothy Colville, 1971
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