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Rickmansworth is a town in southwest Hertfordshire, England, about 17 miles northwest of central London and within the M25 motorway’s perimeter. A large part of the town lies to the north of the Grand Union Canal (formerly the Grand Junction Canal) and the River Colne. Watford is the nearest large town, located about 5 miles to the east. Located in Three Rivers District Council, Rickmansworth is its administrative hub.
The former market town of Rickmansworth is situated in the Three Rivers District of Hertfordshire, on the northwestern edge of Greater London. Rickmansworth is derived from the Saxon name “Ryckmer”, the local magnate, and “worth,” which means a farm or stockade. Rickmansworth has certainly one of the most fascinating histories of all English villages and towns, dating back nearly a thousand years
As well as commercial offices and other corporate premises, the town now has a variety of manufacturing companies and service industries. Due to its geographical location, the town also acts as a commuter base for residents who work in London. Shops, pubs and restaurants aplenty serve the town and its locality.
Rickmansworth grew rapidly during the Victorian era and during the 1920s and 1930s thanks to the extension of the Metropolitan Railway, and became a commuter town. In October 1862, Lord Ebury built a single-track railway connecting Watford and Rickmansworth, commencing construction on it in July 1860. There is an annual Ricky Week celebration in May, when Rickmansworth is shortened to “Ricky”. The Rickmansworth Festival, organised by the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust, celebrates the town’s canal history at the end of the week.