Houses typical of the area
Jersey Farm shown within Hertfordshire
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Jersey Farm is a district in the parish of Sandridge situated approximately 2 miles north-east of the city centre. It is largely surrounded by countryside and is 'attached' to St Albans by the district of Marshalswick to its south-west.
The area was developed as a residential estate in the 1970s, and as such many of the properties are more modern than in the city centre. Local amenities include pubs, small shops and a community centre. It was named after the local farm house which sat close to the current shops. This name was not that old as it changed in the 60s; before that it was known as Evans farm.
Jersey Farm has one pub, The Blackberry Jack, as well as a branch of Tesco Express (including a post office), a pharmacy, a beauty salon 'Pure', a cycling store 'St Albans Cycles', an Indian Restaurant 'Bengal Spice', and a hair salon 'Ro Ko Ko'. The local secondary school is Sandringham.
Jersey Farm also has its own Residents Association (JFRA) which arranges a number of yearly events such as a Fireworks display and Christmas Party for the children of Jersey Farm. Members of the Jersey Farm Residents Association are also provided with a quarterly newsletter, detailing community news and events.
The pub used a local competition to name it, "Blackberry Jack" was the winning entry. According to the entry Blackberry Jack was a local tramp who lived in "camps" in the blackberry bushes around the local fields. In fact his name was Bill or William; he never told anyone his last name. He was know to travel to London and north to Norfolk. "Jack" or John was another tramp who had the same white coat and spent most of the time drunk between St Albans and Borehamwood.
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