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Watford is a town and borough in North West London, England, situated northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway. [1]

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A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television (later ITV Studios) for ITV from 6 December 1992 until 5 April 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R. D. Wingfield.

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A41 road

The A41 is a major trunk road in England that links London and Birkenhead, although it has now in parts been superseded by motorways.

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Abbey Line

The Abbey Line, also called the St Albans Abbey branch line, is a railway line from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey.

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Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Hertfordshire.

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Ace of Herts

The Ace of Herts was one of the first dedicated lambretta scooter clubs in greater London, running from 1958-1971.

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Aeneid

The Aeneid (Aeneis) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.

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Albans Wood

Albans Wood is a local nature reserve in Watford in Hertfordshire.

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Ancient trackway

Ancient trackway can refer to any track or trail whose origin is lost in antiquity.

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Anglo-Saxons

The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Anthony Berkeley Cox

Anthony Berkeley Cox (5 July 1893 – 9 March 1971) was an English crime writer.

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Anthony Joshua

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer.

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Anthony Meyer (actor)

Anthony "Tony" Meyer (born 24 July 1947) is a retired English actor of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Arriva London

Arriva London is a bus company operating services in Greater London.

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Arriva Shires & Essex

Arriva Shires & Essex is a bus operator providing services in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Greater London, with one service extending to Oxfordshire.

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Arsenal W.F.C.

Arsenal Women Football Club, formerly known as Arsenal Ladies Football Club, is an English women's association football club affiliated with Arsenal Football Club.

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Arthur Peacocke

Arthur Robert Peacocke (29 November 1924 – 21 October 2006) was a British Anglican theologian and biochemist.

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Arthur Woodward (footballer)

Arthur Woodward (18 November 1906 – 7 September 1984) was an English professional footballer.

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Aston Villa F.C.

Aston Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions) is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England.

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Austin Powers

The Austin Powers series is a series of American spy action comedy films: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB or AuDB) is a national co-operative enterprise founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU) to produce authoritative biographical articles on eminent people in Australia's history.

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Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia.

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Barbara Amiel

Barbara Joan Estelle Amiel, Baroness Black of Crossharbour (born 4 December 1940) is a British conservative journalist, writer, and socialite.

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Barings Bank

Barings Bank was a British merchant bank based in London, and the world's second oldest merchant bank (after Berenberg Bank).

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Bathstore

Bathstore.com Ltd., trading as bathstore is a specialist bathroom retailer, and is the largest in the United Kingdom.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Concert Orchestra

The BBC Concert Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London, one of the British Broadcasting Corporation's five radio orchestras.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Beko

Beko (sometimes stylized as beko) is a Turkish domestic appliance and consumer electronics brand of Arçelik A.Ş. controlled by Koç Holding.

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Benskins Brewery

Benskins was the pre-eminent brewery in Watford, and Hertfordshire's biggest brewer until its acquisition by Ind Coope in 1957.

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Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

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Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport, formerly Birmingham International Airport and before that, Elmdon Airport, is an international airport located east southeast of Birmingham city centre, slightly north of Bickenhill in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, England.

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Birmingham City F.C.

Birmingham City Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Birmingham, England.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional association football club based in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England.

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Borehamwood

Borehamwood (—formerly spelt Boreham Wood), is a town in southern Hertfordshire.

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Borough

A borough is an administrative division in various English-speaking countries.

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Bradley Walsh

Bradley John Walsh (born 4 June 1960) is an English actor, comedian, singer, television presenter and former professional footballer, known for his roles as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street and the lead role of DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK, as well as hosting ITV game shows The Chase and Cash Trapped.

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British Summer Time

During British Summer Time (BST), civil time in the United Kingdom is advanced one hour forward of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (in effect, changing the time zone from UTC+0 to UTC+1), so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.

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Bruce Alexander (actor)

Bruce John Alexander (born 28 May 1946 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Superintendent Norman Mullett in the ITV television series A Touch of Frost, where he plays the superior of the main character Jack Frost, played by David Jason.

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Bushey

Bushey is a town in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire in the East of England.

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Bushey Academy

The Bushey Academy is an academy in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

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Bushey Meads School

Bushey Meads School (also known as "BMS") is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.

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Camelot Group

Camelot GroupCamelot is a private limited company; its entire share issue is owned by a single shareholder.

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Carousel Buses

Carousel Buses is a bus company based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Carry On (franchise)

The Carry On series primarily consists of 31 classic British comedy motion pictures (1958–92), four Christmas specials, a television series of thirteen episodes, and three West End and provincial stage plays.

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Cassiobury House

Cassiobury House was a country house in Cassiobury Park, Watford, England.

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Cassiobury Park

Cassiobury Park is the principal public park in Watford, Hertfordshire, in England.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Central London

Central London is the innermost part of London, in the United Kingdom, spanning several boroughs.

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Central school

A central school was a selective secondary education school in the English education system, between the more prestigious grammar schools and the ordinary secondary schools.

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Centre for Missional Leadership

The Centre for Missional Leadership (CML) was a theological centre specialising in applied theology.

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Ceremonial counties of England

The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed.

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Chairman

The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.

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Charles Cowles-Voysey

Charles Cowles-Voysey (24 June 1889 – 10 April 1981) was an English architect.

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Christopher J. Date

Chris Date (born 1941) is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database theory.

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City of London (UK Parliament constituency)

The City of London was a United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency.

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Colchester United F.C.

Colchester United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Colchester, Essex, England.

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Commissioner (The Salvation Army)

The rank of Commissioner in The Salvation Army is the second highest rank attainable by Officers in the organisation, and many of the Army's Territorial Commanders and even the Chief of the Staff hold this rank (the highest rank in The Salvation Army, the rank of General, is by election).

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Comprehensive school

A comprehensive school is a secondary school that is a state school and does not select its intake on the basis of academic achievement or aptitude, in contrast to the selective school system, where admission is restricted on the basis of selection criteria.

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Conservation area (United Kingdom)

In the United Kingdom, the term conservation area nearly always applies to an area (usually urban or the core of a village) considered worthy of preservation or enhancement because of its special architectural or historic interest.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Coronation Street

Coronation Street (also informally referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960.

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Costco

Costco Wholesale Corporation, trading as Costco, is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs.

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Craig Mackail-Smith

Craig Anthony Robert Mackail-Smith (born 25 February 1984) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for club Wycombe Wanderers.

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Crystal Palace F.C.

Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football club based in Selhurst, London, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

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Cyril Fletcher

Cyril Fletcher (25 June 1913 – 2 January 2005) was an English comedian, actor and businessman.

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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (13 September 1660 - 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy.

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David Meyer

David Meyer (born 24 July 1947) is an English actor.

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De Havilland

De Havilland Aircraft Company Limited was a British aviation manufacturer established in late 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome Edgware on the outskirts of north London.

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De Havilland Mosquito

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engine shoulder-winged multi-role combat aircraft.

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Declan Ganley

Declan James Ganley (born 23 July 1968) is an Irish entrepreneur, businessman and political activist.

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF; stylised as all lowercase) was a department of the UK government, between 2007 and 2010, responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education.

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Directly elected mayors in England and Wales

Directly elected mayors in England and Wales are local government executive leaders who have been directly elected by the people who live in a local authority area.

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Districts of England

The districts of England (also known as local authority districts or local government districts to distinguish from unofficial city districts) are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government.

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Domesday Book

Domesday Book (or; Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror.

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Dorothy Thornhill, Baroness Thornhill

Dorothy Thornhill, Baroness Thornhill, (born 26 May 1955) was the first directly elected mayor of Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Duran Duran

Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.

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Earl of Clarendon

Earl of Clarendon is a title that has been created twice in British history, in 1661 and 1776.

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Earl of Essex

Earl of Essex is a title in the Peerage of England which was first created in the 12th century by King Stephen of England.

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East of England

The East of England is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.

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Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire.

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Edwardian architecture

Edwardian architecture is an architectural style popular during the reign of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1901 to 1910).

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EFL Championship

The English Football League Championship (often referred to as the Championship for short or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system, after the Premier League.

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Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller (1644–1709) founded a Free School for boys and girls in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Elstree Airfield

London Elstree Aerodrome is an operational general aviation aerodrome located in Elstree, and is situated east of Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.

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England cricket team

The England cricket team represents England and Wales (and, until 1992, also Scotland) in international cricket.

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England national football team

The England national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

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England national rugby union team

The England national rugby union team competes in the annual Six Nations Championship with France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Wales.

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England women's national football team

The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA).

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English country house

An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside.

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English Heritage

English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) is a registered charity that manages the National Heritage Collection.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

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Ernő Goldfinger

Ernő Goldfinger (11 September 1902 – 15 November 1987) was a Hungarian-born architect and designer of furniture.

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Falconer School

Falconer School is a secondary school catering to students with special needs (primarily learning disabilities or those diagnosed with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties).

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Firefighting

Firefighting is the act of attempting to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles, woodlands, etc.

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First-past-the-post voting

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting method is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins.

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Football League Second Division

The Football League Second Division was the second level division in the English football league system between 1892 and 1992.

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Ford (crossing)

A ford is a shallow place with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading, or inside a vehicle getting its wheels wet.

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Francis Combe Academy

Francis Combe Academy is an academy in Garston, on the northern outskirts of Watford, Hertfordshire, UK.

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Frank Yallop

Frank Walter Yallop (born 4 April 1964) is a British-Canadian former professional soccer player and former head coach.

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Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday Night is Music Night is a long-running live BBC radio concert programme featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, broadcast most Fridays on BBC Radio 2 at 8pm.

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Gaelic Athletic Association

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA; Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, (CLG)) is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders.

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Gare du Nord

The Gare du Nord (North Station), officially Paris-Nord, is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCF mainline network for Paris, France.

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Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate (born 3 September 1970) is an English football manager and former player who played as a defender or as a midfielder.

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Garston railway station (Hertfordshire)

Garston railway station serves the Garston area of Watford in Hertfordshire, England.

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General Certificate of Secondary Education

The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academic qualification, generally taken in a number of subjects by pupils in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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George Gilbert Scott

Sir George Gilbert Scott (13 July 1811 – 27 March 1878), styled Sir Gilbert Scott, was a prolific English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses.

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Gerald Moore

Gerald Moore CBE (30 July 1899 – 13 March 1987) was an English classical pianist best known for his career as an accompanist for many famous musicians.

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Geri Halliwell

Geraldine Estelle Horner (born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author, and actress.

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Gothic Revival architecture

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.

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Grand Junction Canal

The Grand Junction Canal is a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches.

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Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system.

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Grant Benson

Grant Benson (b. Watford, U.K. 1963) is a British-born broadcaster and music consultant who currently works as a presenter for Radio Number One in Milan, Italy.

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Grant Shapps

Grant Shapps (born 14 September 1968) is a British Conservative Party politician, former Minister of State at the Department for International Development and former Chairman of the Conservative Party.

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Great Britain women's Olympic football team

The Great Britain women's Olympic football team (also known as Team GB; or occasionally Great Britain and Northern Ireland) represents the United Kingdom in the women's football tournament at the Olympic Games.

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Greater London

Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.

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Greater London Built-up Area

The Greater London Built-up Area, or Greater London Urban Area, is a conurbation in south-east England that constitutes the continuous urban area of London and includes surrounding adjacent urban towns as defined by the Office for National Statistics.

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Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for publicly accessible parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom.

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Green Party of England and Wales

The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW; Plaid Werdd Cymru a Lloegr) is a green, left-wing political party in England and Wales.

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Greenwich Mean Time

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

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Handley Page Halifax

The Handley Page Halifax was a Royal Air Force (RAF) four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War.

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Harlequin Shopping Centre

The Harlequin Shopping Centre, currently known as Intu Watford, is a shopping centre in the middle of Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

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Harry Potter (film series)

Harry Potter is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling.

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Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom.

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Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

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Hertfordshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Hertfordshire was a county constituency covering the county of Hertfordshire in England.

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Hertfordshire Cheetahs

The Hertfordshire Cheetahs (formerly the Watford Cheetahs and Chiltern Cheetahs) are an American football team based in St Albans, competing in SFC 2 East of the BAFA National Leagues (BAFANL), with their home games played at St Albans Rugby Club.

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Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire, in England, the United Kingdom.

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Hertsmere

Hertsmere is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England.

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Hille (furniture)

Hille (is a British Modern furniture manufacturer which is especially noted for its range of Modernist chairs. Its products have been influential in the history of interior design and the company has been engaged internationally in a number of major design projects, including furnishings for the Royal Festival Hall and Gatwick Airport. A number of prominent furniture designers have worked for Hille, including Robin Day and Fred Scott.

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Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., formerly Hilton Hotels Corporation, is an American multinational hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and resorts.

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Holy Rood Church, Watford

Holy Rood Church is a Roman Catholic Parish church in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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Home counties

The home counties are the counties of England that surround London (although several of them do not border it).

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Hope Bagenal

Philip Hope Edward Bagenal, OBE (11 February 1888 – 20 May 1979) was a British architectural theorist and acoustician who introduced a scientific approach to the acoustic design of buildings.

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Iain Dale

Iain Campbell Dale (born 15 July 1962) is an English political commentator, blogger, publisher, broadcaster and former Conservative candidate.

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Ian Walker (footballer)

Ian Michael Walker (born 31 October 1971) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

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Independent politician

An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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Infant school

An Infant school is a term used primarily in England and Wales.

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Interchange (road)

In the field of road transport, an interchange is a road junction that uses grade separation, and typically one or more ramps, to permit traffic on at least one highway to pass through the junction without interruption from any other crossing traffic stream.

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Intu Properties

Intu Properties plc, formerly Capital Shopping Centres Group plc, is a British Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), largely focused on shopping centre management and development.

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J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 177519 December 1851), known as J. M. W. Turner and contemporarily as William Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist, known for his expressive colourisation, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings.

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Jack Collison

Jack David Collison (born 2 October 1988) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

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Jacob Epstein

Sir Jacob Epstein (10 November 1880 – 19 August 1959) was an American-British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture.

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James and the Giant Peach (film)

James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.

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JJ Kavanagh and Sons

JJ Kavanagh and Sons is Ireland's largest private coach operator.

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John Dickinson Stationery

John Dickinson Stationery Limited was a leading English stationery company founded in west Hertfordshire, that was later merged to form Dickinson Robinson Group.

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John Francis Bentley

John Francis Bentley (30 January 1839 – 2 March 1902) was an English ecclesiastical architect whose most famous work is the Westminster Cathedral in London, England, built in a style heavily influenced by Byzantine architecture.

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John Lawley

Commissioner John Lawley (31 December 1859–9 September 1922) was a Commissioner in The Salvation Army, the second highest rank attainable by Officers in the organisation, and the highest 'appointed' rank.

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John Taylor (rugby union, born 1945)

John Taylor (born 21 July 1945 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is a Welsh former rugby union player and current commentator.

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Josh Lewsey

Owen Joshua Lewsey MBE (born 30 November 1976) is an English former rugby union player who represented England and the British and Irish Lions.

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Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an English painter, specialising in portraits.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber (born 14 April 1951) is a British cellist, conductor and the principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Junior school

A Junior school is a type of school which provides primary education to children, often in the age range from 8 and 13, following attendance at Infant school which covers the age range 5–7.

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith, MBE (born 29 October 1978, in Watford) is a retired English football forward who spent three spells with FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies.

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Kenny Jackett

Kenneth Francis Jackett (born 5 January 1962) is a former professional footballer and manager of Portsmouth in League One.

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Kensington (Olympia) station

Kensington (Olympia) is a combined rail and tube station between Kensington and West Kensington on the boundary of west and central London.

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Kings Langley

Kings Langley is a historic village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, northwest of central London to the south of the Chiltern Hills and now part of the London commuter belt.

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KSI (entertainer)

Olajide William "JJ" Olatunji (born 19 June 1993), better known as KSI (shortened from his online alias KSIOlajideBT), is a British YouTube personality, comedian, actor, rapper and white collar boxer.

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Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange (born 25 July 1986) is an English singer and songwriter from Watford, England.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Lawrence Sanderson

Lawrence Sanderson (c.1542–1611) was a landowner in Northamptonshire, Lancashire and Bedfordshire.

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Leavesden, Hertfordshire

Leavesden is a residential and commercial area in Hertfordshire, England, contiguous with the northern suburbs of Watford.

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Leeds United F.C.

Leeds United Football Club is a professional association football club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Leicester City F.C.

Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester.

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Lewis Kinsella

Lewis Kinsella (born 2 September 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for club Aldershot Town.

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Liberal Democrats (UK)

The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.

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Liberty of St Albans

The Liberty of St Albans was a liberty situated within Hertfordshire, but enjoying the powers of an independent county.

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Life on Mars (UK TV series)

Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between 9 January 2006 and 10 April 2007.

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Light rail

Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

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List of bus routes in London

This is a list of Transport for London (TfL) contracted bus routes in London, England, as well as commercial services that enter the Greater London area (except coaches).

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List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 2015

The fifty-sixth Parliament of the United Kingdom was the legislature of the United Kingdom following the 2015 general election of Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons.

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List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom

For the purposes of directing mail, the United Kingdom is divided by Royal Mail into postcode areas.

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Listed building

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

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Liz Kendall

Elizabeth Louise Kendall (born 11 June 1971) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester West since 2010.

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Local government

A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state.

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Local Government Act 1894

The Local Government Act 1894 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 73) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales outside the County of London.

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Local nature reserve

Local nature reserve (LNR) is a designation for nature reserves in Great Britain.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London and Birmingham Railway

The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, existing from 1833 to 1846, when it became part of the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).

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London Buses route 142

London Buses route 142 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London and Hertfordshire, England. Running between Watford Junction station and Brent Cross bus station, it is operated by London Sovereign.

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London County Council

London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.

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London Forum

The London Forum, formerly known as the Town & Country Club, is a concert venue in Kentish Town, London, England owned by MAMA & Company.

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London Overground

London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs.

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London School of Theology

The London School of Theology (LST) is an English interdenominational evangelical theological college based in Northwood within the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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Luton

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, Luton east of Aylesbury, west of Stevenage, northwest of London, and southeast of Milton Keynes.

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Luton Airport

London Luton Airport, previously called Luton International Airport, is an international airport located east of the town centre in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, England, and is north of Central London.

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Luton Town F.C.

Luton Town Football Club is a professional association football club based at Kenilworth Road, Luton, Bedfordshire since 1905.

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M1 motorway

The M1 is a motorway in England connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford, to connect to Newcastle.

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M25 motorway

The M25 or London Orbital Motorway is a motorway that encircles almost all of Greater London, England (with the exception of North Ockendon), in the United Kingdom.

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Mainz

Satellite view of Mainz (south of the Rhine) and Wiesbaden Mainz (Mogontiacum, Mayence) is the capital and largest city of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany.

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Mansion

A mansion is a large dwelling house.

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Marion Bailey

Marion Bailey (born 5 May 1951) is a British actress.

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Mark Ilott

Mark Christopher Ilott (born 27 August 1970 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is an English cricketer.

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Mark Oaten

Mark Oaten (born 8 March 1964) is a British politician who was a senior member of the Liberal Democrats.

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Mark Walsh (darts player)

Mark Walsh (born 2 February 1965 in Watford) is an English professional darts player who competes in Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) tournaments.

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Mary Portas

Mary Portas (née Newton; born 28 May 1960) is an English retail consultant and broadcaster, known for her retail- and business-related television shows, founding her creative agency and her appointment by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, to lead a review into the future of Britain's high streets.

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Matt King (comedian)

Matt King (born 31 January 1968) is an English actor and comedian.

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Mayor of Watford

The Mayor of Watford is the head of the borough council of Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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McDonald's

McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Metropolitan borough

A metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county.

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Metropolitan line

The Metropolitan line (colloquially known as the Met) is a London Underground line that runs between in the City of London and and in Buckinghamshire, with branches to in Hertfordshire and in the western London Borough of Hillingdon.

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Metropolitan Railway

The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.

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Michael Attwell

Michael John Attwell (16 January 1943 – 18 March 2006) was an English film and television actor.

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Michael Bentine

Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentin; 26 January 1922General Register Office for England and Wales - Birth Register for the March Quarter of 1922, Watford Registration District, Reference 3a 1478, listed as "Michael J. Bentin", mother's maiden name as "Dawkins". – 26 November 1996)General Register Office for England and Wales - Death Register for November 1996, Sutton Registration District, Reference C6B 296, listed as "Michael James Bentine" with a date of birth of 26 January 1922.

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Middlesbrough F.C.

Middlesbrough Football Club is a professional association football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England.

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Middlesex County Cricket Club

Middlesex County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Middlesex University

Middlesex University London is a public university in Hendon, north west London, England.

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Milton Keynes Central railway station

Milton Keynes Central railway station serves Central Milton Keynes and the surrounding area of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Mixed-sex education

Mixed-sex education, also known as mixed-gender education, co-education or coeducation (abbreviated to co-ed or coed), is a system of education where males and females are educated together.

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Mo Mowlam

Marjorie Mowlam (18 September 194919 August 2005), known as Mo Mowlam, was an English Labour Party politician.

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Mod (subculture)

Mod is a subculture that began in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries, and continues today on a smaller scale.

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Modern architecture

Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to a group of styles of architecture which emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II.

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Morris dance

Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music.

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Mothercare

Mothercare plc is a British retailer which specialises in products for expectant mothers and in general merchandise for children up to 8 years old.

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Municipal borough

Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.

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Nanterre

Nanterre is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department, the western suburbs of Paris.

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Nat Wei, Baron Wei

Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei, Baron Wei (born 19 January 1977), also known as Nat Wei, is an English social entrepreneur with an interest in social reform.

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Nathaniel Westlake

Nathaniel Hubert John Westlake (N H J Westlake) FSA (1833–1921) was a 19th-century British artist specializing in stained glass.

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National Cycle Route 6

Parts of the route are currently incomplete and some sections follow other routes.

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National Cycle Route 61

National Cycle Route 61 is part of theNational Cycle Network managed by the charity Sustrans.

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National Rail

National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.

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National school (England and Wales)

A National school was a school founded in 19th-century England and Wales by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education.

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Neil Lawson Baker

Neil Lawson Baker (born 1938) is a British artist, sculptor and photographer.

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Neil Mullarkey

Neil Mullarkey (born 30 November 1961) is an English actor, writer and comedian.

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Newsquest

Newsquest Media Group Ltd. is the second largest publisher of regional and local newspapers in the United Kingdom with 205 brands across the UK, publishing online and in print (165 newspaper brands and 40 magazine brands).

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Nick Knight (cricketer)

Nicholas Verity Knight (born 28 November 1969) is an English cricket commentator and former England cricketer.

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Nick Leeson

Nicholas William "Nick" Leeson (born 25 February 1967) is a former derivatives broker whose fraudulent, unauthorised speculative trading, for which he was sentenced to prison, caused the spectacular collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdom's oldest merchant bank.

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Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner (30 January 1902 – 18 August 1983) was a German, later British scholar of the history of art, and especially that of architecture.

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Non-League football

Non-League football describes football leagues played outside the top leagues of a country.

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North London

North London is the northern part of London, England.

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North West England

North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

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Northwood, London

Northwood is an elevated residential settlement in the London Borough of Hillingdon adjoining Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve (which contains the Ruislip Lido) and which shares a northern border with Hertfordshire.

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Oasis (band)

Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991.

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Odhams Press

Odhams Press was a British publishing company.

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Offa of Mercia

Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796.

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Ofsted

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom

The Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom are sub-legislative organizations each consisting of small number of Members of Parliament from the House of Commons, or peers from the House of Lords, or a mix of both appointed to deal with particular areas or issues; most are made up of members of the Commons.

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Parmiter's School

Parmiter's School is a co-educational state comprehensive school with academy status in Garston, Hertfordshire on the outskirts of North West London, England with a long history.

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Partially selective school (England)

In England, a partially selective school is one of a few dozen state-funded secondary schools that select a proportion of their intake by ability or aptitude, permitted as a continuation of arrangements that existed prior to 1997.

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Patrick McLoughlin

Sir Patrick Allen McLoughlin (born 30 November 1957) is a British Conservative politician.

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Paul Robinson (footballer, born December 1978)

Paul Peter Robinson (born 14 December 1978) is an English former professional footballer who played as a left-sided defender.

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Paul Terry (actor)

Paul Christopher James Terry (born 7 November 1985) is an English former child actor.

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Pesaro

Pesaro is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province, on the Adriatic.

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Peter Taylor (British politician)

Peter Taylor is a Liberal Democrat politician and the second directly elected Mayor of Watford in the United Kingdom.

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Philip Glenister

Philip Haywood Glenister (born 10 February 1963) is an English actor, best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt on the BBC series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes, Reverend Anderson in Outcast, and Mal Pemberton in Living the Dream.

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Pinner

Pinner is a village in the London Borough of Harrow in northwest London, England, from Charing Cross.

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Polypropylene stacking chair

The Polypropylene stacking chair or Polyprop is a chair manufactured in an injection moulding process using polypropylene.

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Premier League

The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.

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Primary schools in Watford

This article provides brief details of primary schools in the borough of Watford in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Putting-out system

The putting-out system is a means of subcontracting work.

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Queens' School, Bushey

Queens' School, near Watford, Hertfordshire, is a selective secondary school and sixth form with academy status.

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Radlett

Radlett is an affluent settlement in the county of Hertfordshire between St Albans and Borehamwood on Watling Street, with a population of approximately 8,000.

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Rak-Su

Rak-Su are an English R&B/hip hop boy band, formed in Watford.

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Ray Cooper

Raymond "Ray" Cooper (born 19 September 1947) is an English virtuoso percussionist.

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Rebecca Lacey

Rebecca Lacey (born 20 April 1965) is a British actress.

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Reed's School

Reed's School is an independent day and boarding school for boys located in Cobham, Surrey, England, founded by Rev. Andrew Reed, D.D. in 1813 and incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1845 under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Duke of Wellington and the Marquis of Salisbury.

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Regional Eurostar

Regional Eurostar was the name given to plans to operate Eurostar train services from Paris and Brussels to locations in the United Kingdom beyond London.

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Regions of England

The regions of England, formerly known as the government office regions, are the highest tier of sub-national division in England.

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Rene Alperstein

Rene Alperstein (born 30 June 1964 in Watford) is an English former actress, best known for the part of Pamela Cartwright in Grange Hill (BBC 1981-1982).

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Reverberation

Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.

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Richard Harrington (politician)

Richard Irwin Harrington (born 4 November 1957) is a British Conservative Party politician, businessman, and former property developer and hotelier.

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Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth is a small town in southwest Hertfordshire, England, approximately northwest of central London and inside the perimeter of the M25 motorway.

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Rickmansworth School

Rickmansworth School is a coeducational secondary school of around 1,200 pupils, situated in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire.

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River Chess

The River Chess, a chalk stream, rises just north of Chesham in the Chiltern Hills, to flow through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to join the River Colne in Rickmansworth.

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River Colne, Hertfordshire

The Colne is a river in England which is a tributary of the River Thames.

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River Gade

The River Gade is a river running almost entirely though Hertfordshire.

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Robbie Williams

Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.

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Robert Glenister

Robert Lewis Glenister (born 11 March 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is an English actor known for his roles as con man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the BBC television series Hustle and Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama Spooks.

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Robert Simons

Robert George 'Bob' Simons (23 March 1922 – 21 December 2011) was an English cricketer.

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Robin Day (designer)

Robin Day, OBE, FCSD (25 May 1915 – 9 November 2010): Lesley Jackson, ‘Robin Day: Designer best known for his Polypropylene stacking chair’, The Independent, Friday, 19 November 2010 was one of the most significant British furniture designers of the 20th century, enjoying a long career spanning seven decades.

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Roger Tilling

Roger Tilling (born 17 October 1971, in Hertfordshire, England) is a British voice-over artist, voice actor and broadcaster.

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Rupert Grint

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is a British actor and producer.

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Saracens F.C.

Saracens Football Club are an English professional rugby union team based in London, England.

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Scammell

Scammell Lorries Limited was a British manufacturer of trucks, particularly specialist and military off-highway vehicles, from 1921 to 1988.

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scotland national football team

The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association.

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Sean Hoare

Sean Hoare (c. 1963 – c. 17 July 2011) was a British entertainment journalist.

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Sedgwicks Brewery

Sedgwicks was a brewery located in Watford, Hertfordshire, until its sale to local rival Benskins in 1923.

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Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week in Christian and Jewish calendars, as the Sabbath, and by its emphasis on the imminent Second Coming (advent) of Jesus Christ.

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Simon Le Bon

Simon John Charles Le Bon (born 27 October 1958) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and lyricist, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the band Duran Duran and its offshoot, Arcadia.

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Simon Treves

Frederick Simon Treves, known as Simon Treves, is an English actor, director and writer probably best known for playing Harold 'Stinker' Pinker in three series of ITV's Jeeves and Wooster.

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Singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.

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Sister city

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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Sleepy Hollow (film)

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Tim Burton.

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Slum clearance

Slum clearance, slum eviction or slum removal is an urban renewal strategy used to transform low income settlements with poor reputation into another type of development or housing.

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Southern (Govia Thameslink Railway)

Southern is the brand name used by the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) train operating company on the Southern routes of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise in England.

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Sparrows Herne Turnpike Road

Sparrows Herne Turnpike Road from London to Aylesbury was an 18th-century English toll road passing through Watford and Hemel Hempstead.

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Spice Girls

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994.

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St Albans

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, England, and the major urban area in the City and District of St Albans.

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St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral, sometimes called the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and referred to locally as "the Abbey", is a Church of England cathedral in St Albans, England.

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St Clement Danes School

St Clement Danes School is a mixed academy school in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.

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St Joan of Arc Catholic School, Rickmansworth

Saint Joan of Arc Roman Catholic School is a Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.

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St Mary's Church, Watford

St Mary's Watford is a Church of England church in Watford, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom.

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St Michael's Catholic High School

Saint Michael's Catholic High School is a secondary school with academy status located in the town of Watford, Hertfordshire.

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Stanborough School, Watford

Stanborough School is a coeducational independent day and boarding school in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Stephen Andrew

Stephen Andrew is a Canadian-British journalist born in Watford, England and is best known for his work as a television news reporter and anchor.

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Steve Easterbrook

Stephen James Easterbrook (born August 1967) is a British corporate executive.

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Steven Finn (cricketer)

Steven Thomas Finn (born 4 April 1989) is an English cricketer.

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Stevenage

Stevenage is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England.

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Stuart Parkin

Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin (born 9 December 1955) is an experimental physicist, IBM Fellow and manager of the magnetoelectronics group at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California.

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Sue Cleaver

Sue Cleaver (born 2 September 1963 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is a British actress.

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Sun Sports F.C.

Sun Sports Football Club was a football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Swansea City A.F.C.

Swansea City Association Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh professional football club based in Swansea, Wales, that plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

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Tandon Motorcycles

Tandon Motorcycles were manufactured in Watford by Devdutt Tandon (1902–1980)from 1947 to 1959for export to his native India and other third world countries initially.

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Telegraph Media Group

The Telegraph Media Group (TMG, previously the Telegraph Group) is the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

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Terry Scott

Owen John "Terry" Scott (4 May 1927 – 26 July 1994) was an English actor and comedian who appeared in seven Carry On films.

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The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Goon Show

The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme.

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The Grove, Watford

The Grove is a large hotel in Hertfordshire, England, with a 300–acre (1.2 km²) private park next to the River Gade and the Grand Union Canal.

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien.

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The Midlands

The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.

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The National Archives (United Kingdom)

The National Archives (TNA) is a non-ministerial government department.

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The Purcell School for Young Musicians

The Purcell School for Young Musicians is a specialist music school for children, located in the town of Bushey, south Hertfordshire, England, and is the oldest specialist music school in the UK.

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.

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The X Factor (UK series 14)

The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent.

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The X Factor (UK TV series)

The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent.

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Thomas Webster Rammell

Thomas Webster Rammell was born in 1814 on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, United Kingdom.

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Three Rivers District

Three Rivers is a local government district in south-west Hertfordshire, England.

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Tim Lovejoy

Timothy Paul Lovejoy (born 28 March 1968) is an English television presenter, best known for hosting Saturday morning football programme Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain for over a decade.

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TK Maxx

TK Maxx, often stylised as "T·k·maxx", is a subsidiary of the American apparel and home goods company TJX Companies based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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Toll house

A tollhouse or toll house is a building with accommodation for a toll collector, beside a tollgate on a toll road or canal.

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Toll road

A toll road, also known as a turnpike or tollway, is a public or private road for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage.

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Tom Carroll (English footballer)

Thomas James Carroll (born 28 May 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Swansea City.

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Total S.A.

Total S.A. is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven "Supermajor" oil companies in the world.

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Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to simply as Tottenham or Spurs, is an English football club in Tottenham, London, England, that competes in the Premier League.

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Town

A town is a human settlement.

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Tram-train

A tram-train is a light-rail public transport system where trams run through from an urban tramway network to main-line railway lines which are shared with conventional trains.

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Trifolium subterraneum

Trifolium subterraneum, the subterranean clover (often shortened to sub clover), subterranean trefoil, is a species of clover native to northwestern Europe, from Ireland east to Belgium.

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University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a public university in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

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Uno (bus company)

Uno (formerly UniversityBus) is an English bus service operated by the University of Hertfordshire, serving members of the general public, and also its own students and staff.

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Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)

In England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of local government district that covered an urbanised area.

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Uxbridge Vine Street railway station

Uxbridge Vine Street station opened on 8 September 1856 as Uxbridge Station and was the earliest of three railway stations in Uxbridge, London, in the UK.

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Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod (p), also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia, which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast.

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Vicarage Road

Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is the home of the football club Watford of the Premier League.

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Victoria County History

The Victoria History of the Counties of England, commonly known as the Victoria County History or the VCH, is an English history project which began in 1899 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria with the aim of creating an encyclopaedic history of each of the historic counties of England.

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Vinci SA

Vinci, corporately styled VINCI, is a French concessions and construction company founded in 1899 as Société Générale d'Enterprises. It employs over 194,000 people, operate in more than 100 countries and is the largest construction company in the world by revenue. Vinci is listed at Euronext's Paris stock exchange and is a member of the Euro Stoxx 50 index. Its head office is in Rueil-Malmaison.

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Vinnie Jones

Vincent Peter Jones (born 5 January 1965) is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999, notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea and Wales.

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Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro (traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period.

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Voice-over

Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations.

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Wales national football team

The Wales national football team (Tîm pêl-droed cenedlaethol Cymru) represents Wales in international football.

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Wards and electoral divisions of the United Kingdom

The wards and electoral divisions in the United Kingdom are electoral districts at sub-national level represented by one or more councillors.

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Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden

Warner Bros.

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Watford (UK Parliament constituency)

Watford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Richard Harrington, a member of the Conservative Party.

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Watford and Rickmansworth Railway

The Watford and Rickmansworth Railway (W&RR) ran services between Watford and Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England.

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Watford Borough Council

Watford Borough Council is the local authority for the Watford non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom.

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Watford F.C.

Watford Football Club is a professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, that plays in the Premier League, the highest level in the English football league system.

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Watford Grammar School for Boys

Watford Grammar School for Boys (commonly abbreviated as WBGS) is a partially selective academy for boys in Watford in Hertfordshire, England.

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Watford Grammar School for Girls

Watford Grammar School for Girls (commonly abbreviated WGGS) is an academy for girls in Watford in Hertfordshire, UK.

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Watford Junction railway station

Watford Junction is a railway station that serves Watford, Hertfordshire.

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Watford Museum

Watford Museum is a local museum in Watford, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom.

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Watford North railway station

Watford North railway station is a National Rail station which serves the North Watford area in Hertfordshire, England in the United Kingdom.

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Watford Observer

The Watford Observer is a weekly local newspaper, published by Newsquest.

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Watford Palace Theatre

Watford Palace Theatre, opened in 1908, is an Edwardian Grade II listed building in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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Watford Rural

Watford Rural is a civil parish in the Three Rivers District of Hertfordshire, England.

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Watford tube station

Watford tube station is the terminus of a branch-line of London Underground's Metropolitan line in the north-western part of the network in Zone 7, previously Zone A. The station opened in 1925.

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Watford, Northamptonshire

Watford is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England.

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WD postcode area

The WD postcode area, also known as the Watford postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of seven post towns.

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Welwyn Hatfield (UK Parliament constituency)

Welwyn Hatfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Grant Shapps, a Conservative.

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West Bromwich Albion F.C.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club, also known as West Brom, The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion or simply WBA, is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich in the West Midlands.

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West Coast Main Line

The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.

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West Ham United F.C.

West Ham United Football Club is a professional football club based in Stratford, East London, England.

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West Herts College

West Herts College is a college in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

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West Midlands Trains

West Midlands Trains (WMT) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates passenger trains on the West Midlands franchise between London and stations in the English Midlands.

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Westfield Academy

Westfield Academy (formerly Westfield Community Technology College) is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in the Holywell Estate in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral, or the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in London is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Wetherspoons

J D Wetherspoon plc, branded as Wetherspoon, is a pub company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Wickes

Wickes is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre, based in the United Kingdom and owned by Travis Perkins, with more than 230 stores throughout the country.

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William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker.

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Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly referred to as Wolves, is an English professional football club based in the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

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Woodside Morris Men

Woodside Morris Men are a UK Morris dance side based in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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World Golf Championships

The World Golf Championships (WGC) are a group of four annual events for professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, (22 April 191612 March 1999) was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain.

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1982–83 in English football

The 1982–83 season was the 103rd season of competitive football in England.

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1984 FA Cup Final

The 1984 FA Cup Final was contested by Everton and Watford at Wembley.

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2006–07 FA Premier League

The 2006–07 FA Premier League (known as the FA Barclays Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the 15th season of the FA Premier League since its establishment in 1992.

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2013 Bilderberg Conference

The 2013 Bilderberg Conference took place June 6–9, 2013, at The Grove hotel in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

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Borough of Watford, Municipal Borough of Watford, WATFORD, Watford Colosseum, Watford Official Website, Watford Town Hall, Watford, England, Watford, Hertfordshire, Watford, United Kingdom.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watford

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