Beechcroft Gardens, HA9

An area maybe built in the Edwardian era with housing mainly dating from the 1980s

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Beechcroft Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.





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margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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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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Brook Avenue, HA9 Brook Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Chamberlayne Avenue, HA9 Chamberlayne Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Clarendon Gardens, HA9 Clarendon Gardens ran through the centre of a 1925 estate called Clarendon Gardens.
Crown Walk, HA9 Crown Walk is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Draycott Avenue, HA9 Draycott Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Elliott Close, HA9 Elliott Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Elmside Road, HA9 Elmside Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Elvin Gardens, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Empire House, HA9 Residential block
Empire Parade, HA9 Empire Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Empire Way, HA9 Empire Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Empireway, HA9 Empireway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Exhibition Way, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Forty Avenue, HA9 Forty Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Forty Close, HA9 Forty Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Forty Lane, HA9 Forty Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fryent Way, HA9 Fryent Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Gabrielle Close, HA9 Gabrielle Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Greenhill, HA9 Greenhill is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Greenrigg Walk, HA9 Greenrigg Walk is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hannah Close, HA9 Hannah Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Harbutt Road, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Harrow Road, HA9 Harrow Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Harrowdene Road, HA9 Harrowdene Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
High Road, HA9 High Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Highfield Avenue, HA9 Highfield Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hillcroft Crescent, HA9 Hillcroft Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, HA9 Hillside Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hollycroft Avenue, HA9 Hollycroft Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Ken Way, HA9 Ken Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Keysham Court, HA9 Keysham Court lies off Preston Road.
Kinch Grove, HA9 Kinch Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kingsway, HA9 Kingsway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kingswood Road, HA9 Kingswood Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lovett Way, HA9 Lovett Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Manor Drive, HA9 Manor Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Matthews Close, HA9 Matthews Close is a location in London.
Nathans Road, HA9 Nathans Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
North Circular Road, HA9 North Circular Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Northwick Avenue, HA9 Northwick Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Oakington Avenue, HA9 Oakington Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Old High Street, HA9 Old High Street is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Palace Arts Way, HA9 Palace Arts Way is a location in London.
Park Chase, HA9 Park Chase is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Peel Road, HA9 Peel Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Pendolino Way, HA9 Pendolino Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Pienna Apartments, HA9 Pienna Apartments is a location in London.
Preston Road, HA9 Preston Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Queenscourt, HA9 Queenscourt is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Raglan Court, HA9 Raglan Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rainborough Close, HA9 Rainborough Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Redwood House, HA9 Redwood House is a location in London.
Richmond Court, HA9 Richmond Court is a location in London.
St Augustines Avenue, HA9 St Augustines Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
St. Augustines Avenue, HA9 St. Augustines Avenue is a location in London.
Station Grove, HA9 Station Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Talisman Way, HA9 Talisman Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Broadway, HA9 The Broadway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Dene, HA9 The Dene is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Fairway, HA9 The Fairway is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Gables, HA9 The Gables is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Link, HA9 The Link is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Martins, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Toley Avenue, HA9 Toley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Uxendon Crescent, HA9 Uxendon Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Weaver Walk, HA9 Weaver Walk is a location in London.
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Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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The Clarendon Gardens estate (1925)
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Woodcock Dell farm, Kenton (1901)
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Oakington Manor Farm
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Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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