Girton Avenue, NW9

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Paul Shepherd
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Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
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Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

Scott Hatton
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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

Lesley carlton
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Added: 26 Nov 2017 22:52 GMT   
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Post by Lesley carlton: Embry Drive, HA7

I use to live in embry drive when it was an RAF station with my family and I went to Belmont school.cm

John Morton
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Added: 17 Nov 2017 14:36 GMT   
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Post by John Morton: Manor Way, WD6

I remember the following shops along Manor Way: Martins, Bishop’s, the Co Op and Dewhurst.

Ron
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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
:o)

Martina
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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

Scott Hatton
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Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:58 GMT   
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Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood

I was brought up in Borehamwood - first in Wansford Park and later in Theobald Street.

Irene Smith
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Post by Irene Smith: Keystone Passage, WD6

My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940 before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines
Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/nov/16/britains-worst-landlord-to-take-nine-years-to-pay-off-string-of-fines

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Evening update: Long delays on M25 spell frustrating start to weekend

Good evening, Anyone hoping for a simple journey home, particularly in Hertfordshire may have to think again.


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17229939.evening-update-queues-on-m25-m11-and-a1/?ref=rss

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Evening update: Long delays on M25 spell frustrating start to weekend

Good evening, Anyone hoping for a simple journey home, particularly in Hertfordshire may have to think again.


https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/17229939.evening-update-queues-on-m25-m11-and-a1/?ref=rss

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Chelsea: Fifa allegedly recommends Blues handed two-year transfer ban after signing of minors
Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46218627

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Human rights campaigners say list of suspects discriminates against young black menThe Metropolitan police’s list of gang suspects breached data protection laws, potentially causing damage and distress to a disproportionate number of young black men, an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found.The list, called the gangs violence matrix, has also been criticised by human rights campaigners, who say it racialises the war on gangs and stigmatises black youngsters. Continue reading...

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Children’s hospice given money after store manager met little girl with cancer
Children’s hospice given money after store manager met little girl with cancer

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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1900s
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Kingsbury

Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.

After the formation of London Transport in 1933 this branch became part of the Metropolitan line and was later transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939 then to the Jubilee line in 1979. The design style is similar to that of other Metropolitan Railway buildings of the same period rather than to the concrete and glass style used at the same time by the LER group.

In common with other nearby Metropolitan Railway stations (e.g. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Neasden, Queensbury) there is an element of fiction in the station name; the area is properly within the eastern extent of Kenton (Kingsbury Road at this point was originally part of the eastern end of Kenton Lane) and Kingsbury proper is actually closer to Neasden station.

Although now only served by deep-level tube trains, the section of line serving the station is built to surface gauge, and trains to that larger LU loading gauge occasionally pass through.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Beis Soroh Schneirer:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Beis Yaakov Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Blackbird Hill Farm:   Blackbird Hill Farm was situated on the corner of Birdbird Hill and Old Church Lane.
Bnos Beis Yaakov Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Chalkhill Estate:   Chalkhill Estate was one of three large estates built in the London Borough of Brent. The design was based on that of Park Hill in Sheffield.
Chandos Recreation Ground:   
Church Lane Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Colindale Park:   
Colindale Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Edgware Hospital:   Edgware General Hospital was located on Burnt Oak Broadway.
Fryent Country Park:   
Fryent Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
JFS:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Kingsbury:   Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.
Kingsbury Green Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kingsbury High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Krishna Avanti Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Northgate School:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Roe Green Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Roe Green Park:   
Rushgrove Park:   
Schweppes Factory:   In 1896, Schweppes opened a large mineral water factory at the top of Wilberforce Road in West Hendon. It was a site chosen near an artesian well and because of its proximity to Edgware Road and the Midland Railway.
Silk Bridge:   Silk Bridge carries the former Roman Road of Watling Street and today's A5 over the Silk Stream here.
Silver Jubilee Park:   
Sinai Jewish Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Southover Partnership School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Nicholas School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 0 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Robert Southwell RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Stag Lane Aerodrome:   Stag Lane Aerodrome was a private aerodrome between 1915 and 1934.
Stag Lane Infant and Nursery School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Stag Lane Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Uxendon Farm:   Uxendon was once more important than Wembley.
Uxendon Shooting Grounds:   Uxendon Shooting Grounds was the location of the clay pigeon shooting for the 1908 Olympics.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackbird Hill (1906):   Blackbird Hill is image in 1906 and then part of Neasden.
Silk Stream (1916):   The Silk Stream was the stream which fed the Welsh Harp reservoir.
The Edgware Road in Colindale:   Looking northwest along the Edgware Road at the junction with Colindale Avenue.
West Hendon from above:   View of The Broadway, West Hendon, from the north-west, 1921.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adams Close, NW9 · Alington Crescent, NW9 · Alpha House, NW9 · Alverstone Road, HA9 · Anton Place, HA9 · Appledore Close, HA8 · Axholme Avenue, HA8 · Bacon Lane, HA8 · Bacon Lane, NW9 · Baird Close, NW9 · Barn Hill, HA9 · Barn Rise, HA9 · Barn Way, HA9 · Barningham Way, NW9 · Basing Hill, HA9 · Beaulieu Close, NW9 · Berkeley Road, NW9 · Berridge Green, HA8 · Beverley Gardens, HA9 · Bideford Close, HA8 · Birchen Close, NW9 · Birchen Grove, NW9 · Blackbird Hill, NW9 · Bowater Road, HA9 · Bowman Trading Estate, NW9 · Boycroft Avenue, NW9 · Brampton Grove, HA9 · Brampton Road, NW9 · Briarwood Close, NW9 · Briary Grove, HA8 · Brinkburn Close, HA8 · Brinkburn Gardens, HA8 · Broomgrove Gardens, HA8 · Bruno Place, NW9 · Buddings Circle, HA9 · Burgess Avenue, NW9 · Burnt Oak Broadway, HA8 · Bush Grove, NW9 · Byron Avenue, NW9 · Calder Gardens, HA8 · Cameron Crescent, HA8 · Canada Park Parade, HA8 · Carter Close, NW9 · Chalkhill Road, HA9 · Charlton Road, HA9 · Chelsea Close, HA8 · Church Drive, NW9 · Church Lane, NW9 · Clovelly Avenue, NW9 · Cobham Close, HA8 · Colin Close, NW9 · Colin Crescent, NW9 · Colin Drive, NW9 · Colin Gardens, NW9 · Colin Parade, NW9 · Colin Park Road, NW9 · Colindeep Lane, NW9 · Collier Drive, HA8 · Columbia Avenue, HA8 · Constable Gardens, HA8 · Corringham Road, HA9 · Cotman Gardens, HA8 · Cottenham Drive, NW9 · Court Way, NW9 · Crossway, NW9 · Crundale Avenue, NW9 · Daisy Close, NW9 · De Havilland Road, HA8 · Deanscroft Avenue, NW9 · Deerfield Close, NW9 · Demeta Close, HA9 · Dimsdale Drive, NW9 · Dryburgh Gardens, NW9 · Dugolly Avenue, HA9 · Dunster Drive, NW9 · Edgware Road, NW9 · Elmcroft Gardens, NW9 · Elthorne Road, NW9 · Elthorne Way, NW9 · Eton Grove, NW9 · Eversley Avenue, HA9 · Fairway Avenue, NW9 · Farnborough Close, HA9 · Fortune Avenue, HA8 · Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 · Fryent Way, NW9 · Gainsborough Gardens, HA8 · Garrick Road, NW9 · Gervase Close, HA9 · Girton Avenue, NW9 · Glenwood Grove, NW9 · Goldsmith Lane, NW9 · Gordon Gardens, HA8 · Grand Parade, HA9 · Greencourt Avenue, HA8 · Grendon Gardens, HA9 · Grosvenor Crescent, NW9 · Halford Close, HA8 · Havenwood, HA9 · Haverford Way, HA8 · Hawthorne Grove, NW9 · Hill Drive, NW9 · Hillfield Avenue, NW9 · Holden Avenue, NW9 · Holyrood Gardens, HA8 · Honeypot Lane, NW9 · Hyde Estate Road, NW9 · Irving Way, NW9 · Jubilee Close, NW9 · Kamrans Place, HA8 · Kings Drive, HA9 · Kingsbury Arcade, NW9 · Kingsbury Circle, NW9 · Kingsbury Trading Estate, NW9 · Kingsbury, NW9 · Kingsgate, HA9 · Kingsmead Avenue, NW9 · Kingsmere Park, NW9 · Kinsbury JFS access, HA3 · Laburnum Grove, NW9 · Landseer Close, HA8 · Langdon Drive, NW9 · Larkspur Close, NW9 · Lavender Avenue, NW9 · Lawrence Crescent, HA8 · Ledway Drive, HA9 · Leighton Close, HA8 · Leith Close, NW9 · Lewgars Avenue, NW9 · Leybourne Road, NW9 · Lynton Avenue, NW9 · Mallard Way, NW9 · Manor Close, NW9 · Manor Way, NW9 · Marlow Court, NW9 · Mayfields Close, HA9 · Meadowbank Road, NW9 · Melrose Gardens, HA8 · Merley Court, NW9 · Mersham Drive, NW9 · Methuen Road, HA8 · Midholm, HA9 · Milford Gardens, HA8 · Millais Gardens, HA8 · Mollison Way, HA8 · New Way Road, NW9 · North Green, NW9 · North Parade, HA8 · North Road, HA8 · North Way, NW9 · Northolme Gardens, HA8 · Oakleigh Avenue, HA8 · Old Church Lane, NW9 · Orchard Gate, NW9 · Orchard Grove, HA8 · Oxenpark Avenue, HA9 · Peace Grove, HA9 · Pembroke Place, HA8 · Pilgrims Way, HA9 · Piper’s Green, NW9 · Poolsford Road, NW9 · Poplar Grove, HA9 · Princes Avenue, NW9 · Queens Walk, NW9 · Raeburn Road, HA8 · Rankin Close, NW9 · Ravenscroft Avenue, HA9 · Rawlings Crescent, HA9 · Reeves Avenue, NW9 · Rembrandt Road, HA8 · Reynolds Drive, HA8 · Roe End, NW9 · Roe Green, NW9 · Rook Close, HA9 · Rookery Close, NW9 · Rookery Way, NW9 · Rose Bates Drive, NW9 · Ross Court, NW9 · Rossdale Drive, NW9 · Rowan Drive, NW9 · Rugby Road, NW9 · Runbury Circle, NW9 · Rushgrove Avenue, NW9 · Rushgrove Parade, NW9 · Russell Road, NW9 · Saint Davids Close, HA9 · Salmon Street, NW9 · Saltcroft Close, HA9 · Scottwell Drive, NW9 · Scudamore Lane, NW9 · Sedum Close, NW9 · Selwyn Court, HA8 · Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 · Sheaveshill Parade, NW9 · Sherborne Gardens, NW9 · Shorts Croft, NW9 · Silkfield Road, NW9 · Slough Lane, NW9 · South Parade, HA8 · St Andrews Road, NW9 · St Matthias Close, NW9 · Stag Lane, NW9 · Strathmore Gardens, HA8 · Stubbs Close, NW9 · Summit Close, HA8 · Sunningdale Gardens, NW9 · Sunnymead Road, NW9 · Sutherland Court, NW9 · Symphony Close, HA8 · Tavistock Road, HA8 · Technology Park, NW9 · Tennyson Avenue, NW9 · Tewkesbury Gardens, NW9 · The Avenue, HA9 · The Chase, HA8 · The Crossways, HA9 · The Drive, HA9 · The Highlands, HA8 · The Hyde Industrial Estate, NW9 · The Hyde, NW9 · The Loning, NW9 · The Mount, HA9 · The Paddocks, HA9 · Tintern Avenue, NW9 · Townsend Lane, NW9 · Tudor Close, NW9 · Tudor Gardens, NW9 · Tunworth Close, NW9 · Tyre Lane, NW9 · Uxendon Hill, HA9 · Valley Drive, NW9 · Vancouver Road, HA8 · Varley Parade, NW9 · Waltham Avenue, NW9 · Waltham Drive, HA8 · Walton Avenue, HA9 · Warren Way, HA8 · Wells Drive, NW9 · Wellspring Crescent, HA9 · Wentworth Hill, HA9 · West Close, HA9 · West Hill, HA9 · Westleigh Gardens, HA8 · Westmoreland Road, NW9 · Whistler Gardens, HA8 · Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 · Wilberforce Road, NW9 · Wilson Drive, HA9 · Wimborne Drive, NW9 · Winchester Avenue, NW9 · Windover Avenue, NW9 · Windsor Crescent, HA9 · Woodfield Avenue, NW9 · Woodland Close, NW9 · Wyndale Avenue, NW9 ·
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Northwest Middlesex (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
From Harrow Weald in the northwest to West Hendon in the southeast, and from Stirling Corner in the northeast to Harrow in the southwest.
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

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