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Colindale

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2017

Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.

Formerly in the borough and ancient parish of Hendon, Colindale was essentially the dale between Mill Hill and Burroughs. By the middle of the 20th century, it had come to include that part of the Edgware Road between The Hyde, and Burnt Oak.

The area is named after a 16th century family of the same name. Until the 20th century Collindale, was without any buildings save for a large house called Collindale Lodge, Collindale Farm, and a few cottages. (A spelling with two L’s has been used, as on this printed in 1873.) All of these properties were on Collindeep Lane, which had in the medieval period been an alternative route out of London (via Hampstead, Golders Green, and Hendon) to the Edgware Road. By the end of the 16th century it was not often used as a main road, and by the middle part of the 19th century was called Ancient Street.

By the end of the 19th century cheap land prices made Colindale attractive to developers. Colindale Hospital was started in 1898 as an asylum for the long term sick of central London, and The Government Lymph Establishment for making vaccines was built in 1907. By 1996 the majority of the hospital was closed, and at present lies mostly derelict. In 1902 the British Museum built a new depository, and kept the newspaper collection there from 1934.

Garstin’s Ltd established a trunk factory in 1901, as well as a row of cottages called Leatherville, as such they constitute the first manufacturer in the Collindale. By 1914 there was already housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley avenues mostly to house the workers of these endeavours. Immediately after the First World War a number of other manufacturing companies came to Colindale. Franco Illuminated Signs came to Aerodrome Road in 1922. They made their money making the lights for the Franco British Exhibition (1909), from which they took their name (later abbreviated to Franco). They were best known for the neon signs to be found in Piccadilly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Frigidaire started in a wooden shack in Aerodrome Road, employing 11 people in 1923, and selling the first automatic household fridges in England. The reason why many of these and other companies chose Colindale was that there was land available for expansion. However by 1923 the tube railway reached Colindale, land prices increased and factory expansion was not realisable. A number of industries looked elsewhere for premises. In 1931 Fridgdaire, for example, decided to build a new manufacturing plant on the Edgware Road and had moved its entire operations there by 1946.

Colindale station opened on 18 August 1924 on what was then the Hampstead and Highgate Line as the first station on the second section of the Underground’s extension to Edgware.

After the station opened suburban development was rapid, and by 1939 much of the western side was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate built by F. H. Stucke & Co, built around Colindeep Lane (1927). A number of the houses on this estate are by the architect E. G. Trobridge. St Matthias started as a mission church in 1905. Its permanent building was opened in 1934 and rebuilt 1971-3. Colindale infants’ school was started in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In September of 1940 Colindale tube station and the Newpaper Library (rebuilt 1957) were bombed, and the site was visited by George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The V1 flying bombs hit Colindale Hospital on 1 July 1944 killing four members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Places of interest include the British Library newspaper depository, the Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet College, and the Peel Centre (better known as Hendon Police College).

A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Here also is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome.


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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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GRaleigh   
Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

Cheers,
Geoff Raleigh

Source: Glengall Road, NW6

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Born here
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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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Colindale Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.
The Edgware Road in Colindale Looking northwest along the Edgware Road at the junction with Colindale Avenue.

THE STREETS OF COLINDALE
Achill Close, NW9 Achill Close is a location in London.
Aeroville, NW9 Aeroville is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Airco Close, NW9 Airco Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ash Tree Dell, NW9 Ash Tree Dell was the one of two new roads off Buck Lane which was developed by the Kingsbury Cross Co-Partnership from 1931 onwards.
Bailey Court, NW9 Bailey Court is a block on Lingard Avenue.
Barham Terrace, NW9 Barham Terrace is a location in London.
Beaulieu Close, NW9 Beaulieu Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bernera Walk, NW9 Bernera Walk is in Colindale Gardens.
Blundell Road, NW9 Blundell Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Buck Lane, NW9 Buck Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Capitol Industrial Park, NW9 Capitol Industrial Park is a location in London.
Capitol Way, NW9 Capitol Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Carlisle Road, NW9 Carlisle Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Cecil Road, NW9 Cecil Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Chequers Close, NW9 Chequers Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Chronicle Avenue, NW9 Chronicle Avenue runs behind Colindale Park.
Clovelly Avenue, NW9 Clovelly Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Close, NW9 Colin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Crescent, NW9 Colin Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Drive, NW9 Colin Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Gardens, NW9 Colin Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Parade, NW9 Colin Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Park Road, NW9 Colin Park Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Colindale Avenue, NW9 Colindale Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Colindeep Lane, NW9 Colindeep Lane is a particularly old route.
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Connaught Business Centre, NW9 Connaught Business Centre is a location in London.
Crummock Gardens, NW9 Crummock Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Douglas, NW9 Douglas is a street in Kingsbury.
Edgware Road, NW9 Edgware Road is a street in Kingsbury.
European Business Centre, NW9 European Business Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Evelyn Avenue, NW9 Evelyn Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fairfields Close, NW9 Fairfields Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Forest Gate, NW9 Forest Gate is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Galton Court, NW9 Galton Court is a block in Colindale.
Greenway Close, NW9 Greenway Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Greenway Gardens, NW9 Greenway Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Gresswell, NW9 Gresswell is a street in Kingsbury.
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Hay Lane, NW9 Hay Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
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High Meadow Crescent, NW9 High Meadow Crescent is typical of 1920s local authority housing.
Highcroft, NW9 Highcroft is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Highfield Avenue, NW9 Highfield Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Highfort Court, NW9 Highfort Court was built in 1935-36 by Ernest Trobridge.
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Hillside, NW9 Hillside is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hoy Close, NW9 Hoy Close is a road in London NW9.
Hyde Estate Road, NW9 Hyde Estate Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Hyde House, NW9 Residential block
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Kenwood Court, NW9 Kenwood Court was built after a fire.
Kingsbury Circle, NW9 Kingsbury Circle is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Leybourne Road, NW9 Leybourne Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lingard Avenue, NW9 Lingard Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Marlow Court, NW9 Marlow Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Meadow Way, NW9 Meadow Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Moineau, NW9 Moineau is a street in Kingsbury.
Montrose Avenue, NW9 Salk Close lies off of Charcot Road.
Mornington Close, NW9 Mornington Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mount View Road, NW9 Mount View Road is a location in London.
Needleman Close, NW9 Needleman Close lies in NW9.
New Way Road, NW9 New Way Road is a street in Kingsbury.
North Green, NW9 North Green is a street in Kingsbury.
Oak Tree Dell, NW9 Oak Tree Dell is half of a pair of 1930s twin roads along with Ash Tree Dell.
Orchard Gate, NW9 Orchard Gate is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Oriental Square, NW9 Oriental Square is a location in London.
Pasteur Close, NW9 Pasteur Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Pear Close, NW9 Pear Close was laid out by local developer H.J. Aldous.
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Roe Green, NW9 Roe Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rookery Close, NW9 Rookery Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rushgrove Avenue, NW9 Rushgrove Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Sanday Drive, NW9 Sanday Drive is a location in London.
Scottwell Drive, NW9 Scottwell Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
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Sheaveshill Parade, NW9 Sheaveshill Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Silkfield Road, NW9 Silkfield Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Silverworks Close, NW9 Silverworks Close is a location in London.
Simpson House, NW9 Simpson House is a location in London.
Springfield Gardens, NW9 Springfield Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
St Matthias Close, NW9 St Matthias Close is a street in Kingsbury.
St. Alphage Court, NW9 St. Alphage Court is a location in London.
Stag Lane, NW9 Stag Lane follows the line of an old country track.
Stag Lane, NW9 Stag Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Stancroft, NW9 Stancroft is a street in Kingsbury.
Stonecrop Close, NW9 Stonecrop Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Stonegate Court, NW9 Stonegate Court was built in a castle-like style.
Sunnyside Terrace, NW9 Sunnyside Terrace is a street in Kingsbury.
Sutherland Court, NW9 Sutherland Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tanner Close, NW9 Tanner Close links Charcot Road and Lingard Avenue.
Tewkesbury Gardens, NW9 Tewkesbury Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
The Greenhouse, NW9 Residential block
The Hyde, NW9 The Hyde is a street in Kingsbury.
The Retreat, NW9 The Retreat is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Triangle, NW9 The Triangle dates from 1933.
Tintern Avenue, NW9 Tintern Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tyre Lane, NW9 Tyre Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Varley Parade, NW9 Varley Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Wakemans Hill Avenue, NW9 Wakemans Hill Avenue is the eastern extension to Highfield Avenue beyond Buck Lane.
Westfield Close, NW9 Westfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Westfield Sports Ground, NW9 Westfield Sports Ground is a location in London.
Windover Avenue, NW9 Windover Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Woodfield Avenue, NW9 Woodfield Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hendon from above
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Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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