Alleyn Road, SE21

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Alleyn Road is named for Edward Alleyn, actor and local benefactor.

Alleyn was born in 1566 and iss buried in the chapel of Dulwich College.


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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY STREETS
Alleyn Park, SE21 Alleyn Park overlooks Dulwich College playing fields.
Beeton Way, SE27 Beeton Way is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Berry Lane, SE27 Berry Lane is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Bowen Drive, SE21 Bowen Drive is part of the Kingswood Estate
Carnac Street, SE27 Carnac Street is one of the streets of London in the SE27 postal area.
Chalford Road, SE21 Chalford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Champness Close, SE27 Champness Close is a location in London.
Chancellor Grove, SE21 Chancellor Grove is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Charles Staunton House, SE21 Charles Staunton House is a block on the Vincennes Estate.
Church Approach, SE21 Church Approach - the connecting road between Alleyn Road and South Croxted Road - leads to Emmanuel Church.
Clive Passage, SE21 Clive Passage runs beside Emmanuel Church.
Clive Road, SE21 Clive Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Constable Walk, SE21 Constable Walk is a small road off the west side of College Road.
Durban Road, SE27 Durban Road is one of the streets of London in the SE27 postal area.
Ferrings, SE21 Ferrings is a 1967 development near the Toll Gate.
Hamilton Road, SE27 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE27 postal area.
Jean Humbert House, SE21 Jean Humbert House is a block on Carnac Street.
Josef Perrin House, SE21 Josef Perrin House is on the Vincennes Estate.
Kingswood Estate, SE21 Kingswood Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Lilian Rolfe House, SE27 Lilian Rolfe House is named after an SOE operative behind enemy lines in wartime France.
Little Bornes, SE21 Little Bornes is a modern development in Alleyn Park, south of Kingsdale School.
Lyall Avenue, SE21 Lyall Avenue is one of the streets of the Kingswood Estate.
Martell Road, SE21 Martell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Myton Road, SE21 Myton Road is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Nello James Gardens, SE21 Nello James Gardens is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Odette House, SE27 Odette House is a block on the Vincennes Estate.
Park Hall Road, SE21 Park Hall Road is named for Hall Place, a house which stood here until 1882.
Park Hall Trading Estate, SE21 Park Hall Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Pennington Close, SE27 Pennington Close is a location in London.
Robert Gerard House, SE27 Robert Gerard House is a block on the Vincennes Estate.
Rouse Gardens, SE21 Rouse Gardens - named after Harold Lindsey Rouse, a Director of Midland Bank Ltd., an Alleyn Old Boy and local resident.
Seeley Drive, SE19 Seeley Drive, on the Kingswood Estate, is named after Harry Govier Seeley, an Assistant Master at Dulwich College.
South Croxted Road, SE21 South Croxted Road is the southern continuation towards Gipsy Hill of Croxted Road.
St Bernards Close, SE27 St Bernards Close is one of the streets of London in the SE27 postal area.
St Cloud Road, SE27 St Cloud Road is a road in the SE27 postcode area
St Denis Road, SE27 St Denis Road is a road in the SE27 postcode area
St Gothard Road, SE27 St Gothard Road is a road in the SE27 postcode area
St Louis Road, SE27 St Louis Road is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Stonehills Court, SE21 Stonehills Court was named after a house called Stonehills which stood on the site.
Tannoy Square, SE27 Tannoy Square is a location in London.
Tritton Road, SE21 Tritton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Vale Street, SE27 Vale Street is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Violette Szabo House, SE27 Violette Szabo House is named for a resistance hero of Vincennes in France.
Wykeham Mansions, SE21 Wykeham Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Alleyns head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


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Robert Gerard House is on the Vincennes Estate, West Norwood.
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Violette Szabo GC (née Bushell) 1921–1945. Violette Szabo House in London SE27 is named after a Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War and a posthumous recipient of the George Cross. On her second mission into occupied France, Szabo was captured by the German army, interrogated, tortured and deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany, where she was executed.
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Lilian Rolfe House, SE27 is named after a French resistance heroine.
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