10 Facts About Potters Bar


Potters Bar is a town in Hertfordshire, England, 13 miles north of central London.

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The Potters Bar is thought to refer to the gates leading from the South Mimms parish and into the Enfield Chase parish, or possibly from a toll on the Great North Road, said to have been by what is the disused Green Man pub, or at the current entrance to Morven House.

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Potters Bar is located on the Great North Road, one of two road routes from the City of London to the north of England.

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Potters Bar was historically part of Middlesex and formed the Potters Bar Urban District of that county from 1934.

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Potters Bar is served by junctions 23 and 24 of the M25 motorway.

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Potters Bar has a bus depot that services local bus routes as well as some London bus routes.

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Potters Bar has been the scene of three train crashes; two major and one minor.

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Potters Bar has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V, which is situated behind the Furzefield Centre.

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In 1983, the area around Potters Bar was used for the on-location filming of the comic-horror film Bloodbath at the House of Death.

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Potters Bar is home to a performing arts school, Top Hat Stage School, which has been running classes at Elm Court Community Centre since 1994.

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