Birchen Grove, NW10

Road in/near Kingsbury

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Road · Kingsbury · NW10 ·
JANUARY
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2000

Birchen Grove is a street in Kingsbury.





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   

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

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Blackbird Hill (1906) Blackbird Hill was pictured here in 1906 and was then part of Neasden.
Blackbird Hill Farm Blackbird Hill Farm was situated on the corner of Birdbird Hill and Old Church Lane.

NEARBY STREETS
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Ardley Close, NW10 Ardley Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Attewood Avenue, NW2 Attewood Avenue is a street in Willesden.
Birchen Close, NW9 Birchen Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Birchen Grove, NW9 Birchen Grove is a location in London.
Blackbird Hill, NW9 The route of Blackbird Hill has been in existence since the Domesday Book.
Blackbiroad Hill, NW9 Blackbiroad Hill is a location in London.
Braemar Avenue, NW10 Braemar Avenue is a street in Willesden.
Bruno Place, HA9 Bruno Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buddings Circle, HA9 Buddings Circle is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Coombe Road, NW10 Coombe Road is a street in Willesden.
Daisy Close, NW9 Daisy Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Demeta Close, HA9 Demeta Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dunster Drive, NW9 Dunster Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Gervase Close, HA9 Gervase Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Harp Island Close, NW10 Harp Island Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Janson Close, NW10 Janson Close is a street in Willesden.
Kelly Close, NW10 Kelly Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
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Lyndhurst Close, NW10 Lyndhurst Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Neasden Lane North, NW10 Neasden Lane North is the extension of Neasden Lane beyond the North Circular Road.
Oakside Terrace, NW10 Oakside Terrace is a location in London.
Old Church Lane, NW9 Old Church Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Old St Andrews Mansions, NW9 Old St Andrews Mansions is situated off Church Walk.
Old St Andrew’s Mansions, NW9 Old St Andrew’s Mansions, named after the nearby church, were designed by E. Trobridge for T.W. Heath & Co Ltd of Neasden.
Poplar Grove, HA9 Poplar Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Press Road, NW10 Press Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Queens Walk, NW9 Queens Walk is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Runbury Circle, NW9 Runbury Circle is a street in Kingsbury.
St Andrews Road, NW9 St Andrews Road is a street in Kingsbury.
St. Andrews Road, NW9 St. Andrews Road is a location in London.
Tudor Close, NW9 Tudor Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tudor Gardens, NW9 Tudor Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Wells Drive, NW9 Wells Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Flyer’s Last Stand This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Oakington Manor Farm
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Welsh Harp
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Burnley Road c. 1910
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Normanby Road in Edwardian times.
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In the neighbourhood...

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The lower yard at cottages of Blackbird Hill Farm on Old Church Lane, Kingsbury (c.1880) Blackbird Hill Farm lay on the road between Neasden and what was later called Wembley Park.
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