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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1297/WED
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1905-1935
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Watford and Edgware Railway Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Watford and Edgware Railway Company was founded in the 1860s with the intention of constructing a railway line between Edgware and Watford, via Bushey Heath. The line was never constructed as the company were unable to raise the capital and met significant opposition from rival companies. In 1922 the company was purchased by the London Electric Railway Company who intended to use the rights of way obtained by the Watford and Edgware Railway Company to extend their Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (the modern Northern Line). Work did not begin until 1935 but had not progressed beyond earthworks and tunnelling when the Second World War began and work ceased. It was not resumed after the war.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Watford and Edgware Railway, comprising minutes of Board meetings and minutes of General meetings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged into one series: ACC/1297/WED/01: Minutes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1975 as part of an accession of records from London Transport.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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