|I have a flat in Berkhamsted by the
side of the Grand Union Canal (which is the canal
route between London and Birmingham). You can
also see it briefly from the train between Euston
and the North of England. The land on which the
flats are built used to be a wood yard, J Alsford
Ltd., and it was they who put up the Totem Pole
over 30 years ago.
and Tony Hunt carved the Totem Pole in red cedar
in the local tradition, and it was shipped across
and erected on the site. The Totem Pole comes
from Southern Kwakiutu in British Columbia,
It stands on land that is
owned by the residents of the flats. We also own
the Totem Pole !
facts and more are available in a small history
of the Totem Pole: 'The Berkhamsted Totem Pole'
by John Tearle, ISBN 0-9528131-1-8 published by
Passing boats are free to use the WiFi access point which is generally acccessible
from the opposite bank!It has been up for a few months and I have noticed a few people
using it. Please send me an email if you find it useful.