The Green in Letchmore Heath with the Three Horseshoes pub
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It has a village green, a pond and a pub, the Three Horseshoes, which is on the north side of the green.
The name Letchmore is derived from the Old Saxon "leche mere", meaning muddy pond. The present pond is located to the south of the village green.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the Hare Krishnas, stayed in Letchmore Heath for a few months every year after establishing Bhaktivedanta Manor, a temple, in the village.
He commented about Letchmore Heath, that because it was so beautiful with many forest walks, it reminded him of Krishna’s birthplace, Vrindavana. He would daily go on long walks through the village and appreciated its cleanliness.
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