Drakewood Road, SW16

Road in/near Streatham Vale .

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Drakewood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.





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claudia s   
Added: 8 Jun 2023 13:57 GMT   

Drakewood Road, SW16
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Sue   
Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

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Born here
Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Streatham Vale The development of Streatham Vale dates from the 1920s.

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Bridgewood Road, SW16 Bridgewood Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
Broadview Road, SW16 Broadview Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
Buckleigh Road, SW16 Buckleigh Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Canmore Gardens, SW16 Canmore Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
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Churchmore Road, SW16 Churchmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
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Farmhouse Road, SW16 Farmhouse Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
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Fieldend Road, SW16 Fieldend Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Glencairn Road, SW16 Glencairn Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Glenister Park Road, SW16 Glenister Park Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
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Grayscroft Road, SW16 Grayscroft Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
Greenock Road, SW16 Greenock Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
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Greyhound Terrace, SW16 A street within the SW16 postcode
Hardwick Place, SW16 A street within the SW16 postcode
Hassocks Road, SW16 Hassocks Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Hawkhurst Road, SW16 This is a street in the SW16 postcode area
Helmsdale Road, SW16 Helmsdale Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
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Lacrosse Way, SW16 Lacrosse Way is a road in the SW16 postcode area
Larbert Road, SW16 Larbert Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
Leonard Road, SW16 Leonard Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
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Lilian Road, SW16 Lilian Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Mantlet Close, SW16 Mantlet Close is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Marian Road, SW16 Marian Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Maskani Walk, SW16 A street within the SW16 postcode
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Nettlewood Road, SW16 Nettlewood Road is a road in the SW16 postcode area
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Prescott Close, SW16 A street within the SW16 postcode
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Sherwood Avenue, SW16 Sherwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Stockport Road, SW16 Stockport Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
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Woodgate Drive, SW16 Woodgate Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.
Woodmansterne Road, SW16 Woodmansterne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW16 postal area.

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Streatham Vale

The development of Streatham Vale dates from the 1920s.

Although the Greyhound Inn was established around 1730, the area was rural until the early twentieth century.

In 1875, the western half of Greyhound Lane became Streatham Vale.

From 1922, the Streatham Vale Estate - built largely by two firms, R.H. Miller and Wates of Norbury - kickstarted suburban development.

Around 1930 schools opened on Streatham Vale, the Greyhound Inn was rebuilt and the River Graveney was culverted to prevent flooding.


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