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At the beginning of the Second World War steam trains were still running through Oxhey. Orders were given that all station names be painted out to confuse enemy troops in the event of an invasion. At Bushey & Oxhey this was interpreted to mean the words ‘Bushey’ and ‘Oxhey’ but not the ‘&’. For the duration of the war the station proudly bore the designation ‘&’ and became know as ‘Ampersand railway station’.
Read more about the history of Bushey & Oxhey station in ‘The Story Of Bushey In The Age Of The Steam Train’ by Dianne Payne.