Oakington Manor Farm

Farm in/near Wembley, existing until 1935

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Oakington Manor Farm derived its name from a corruption of the name ’Tokyngton’.

Oakington (Manor) Farm was an old Wembley manor and farm, first mentioned in 1171.

Gordon S Maxwell’s The Fringe of London (published 1925) talks of the small Middlesex hamlet of Monks Park, alongside the river Brent to the south of Oakington Farm.

In 1845, Richard Welford, a cowkeeper from Holloway, took over Warwick Farm, Paddington and founded what was to become J Welford & Sons Ltd. His dairy business became the largest retail milk business in the capital. The farm’s cowsheds were situated between the Harrow Road and what is now Warwick Crescent. The fields of Warwick Farm were built over and became Warwick Avenue, Warwick Place and Warwick Crescent.

In the mid 1850s, the Warwick Farm cowsheds were moved to Oakington Manor Farm in Wembley.

The farm was situated almost next to Watkin’s Folly in Wembley Park. What was later South Way was the farm’s access track but in 1906, the Great Central Railway built a new railway line separating Oakington from Wembley Park and its farm track.

By the turn of the twentieth century, the lord of the manor and thus owner of the farm was Sir Audley Neeld who later became known as a builder throughout London. Neeld began a Wembley ‘garden city’ estate in 1914. Work was immediately interrupted by the First World War and resumed afterwards.

Neeld further extended the estate in 1932 until the remaining 21 acres of his manor house was surrounded by his own building. He gave the house to Wembley Council but at the turn of the Second World War, it was blown up in an air raid exercise.

The site of Oakington Farm is now Sherrans Farm Open Space.




Main source: British History Online
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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
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Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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Oakington Manor Farm Oakington Manor Farm derived its name from a corruption of the name ’Tokyngton’.

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Berkhamsted Avenue, HA9 Berkhamsted Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Brent Way, HA9 Brent Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Carey Way, HA9 Carey Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Chippenham Avenue, HA9 Chippenham Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
First Way, HA9 First Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Grand Avenue, HA9 Grand Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Great Central Way, HA9 Great Central Way is a location in London.
Grove Way, HA9 Grove Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hallmark Trading Centre, HA9 Hallmark Trading Centre is on Fourth Way.
Jesmond Court, HA9 Jesmond Court is a location in London.
Lakeside Way, HA9 Lakeside Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Neeld Court, HA9 Neeld Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Neeld Crescent, HA9 Neeld Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Neeld Parade, HA9 Neeld Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Oakington Manor Drive, HA9 Oakington Manor Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Park View, HA9 Park View is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Popin Business Centre, HA9 Popin Business Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Royal Route, HA9 Royal Route is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Second Way, HA9 Second Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
South Way, HA9 South Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
St Michael’s Avenue, HA9 St Michael’s Avenue leads from the Harrow Road to Sherrins Farm Open Space.
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Third Way, HA9 Third Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Towers Business Park, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Tudor Court North, HA9 Tudor Court North is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Tudor Court South, HA9 Tudor Court South is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Victoria Avenue, HA9 Victoria Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Victoria Court, HA9 Victoria Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Vivian Avenue, HA9 Vivian Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Vivian Gardens, HA9 Vivian Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Vivien Avenue, HA9 Vivien Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 Wembley Park Boulevard serves a retail zone near to Wembley Stadium.
Wembley Stadium, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
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Wyld Way, HA9 Wyld Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.

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