Glenwood Avenue, NW9

Road in/near Dollis Hill

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Glenwood Avenue, NW9

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Glenwood Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir) The Brent Reservoir (popularly called the Welsh Harp) is a reservoir between Hendon and Wembley Park.

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Reeves Avenue, NW9 Reeves Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
St Andrews Road, NW9 St Andrews Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Wells Drive, NW9 Wells Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Wood Close, NW9 Wood Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Wood Lane, NW9 Wood Lane is a street in Kingsbury.


Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.

The Dollis Hill Estate was formed in the early 19th century, when the Finch family bought up a number of farms in the area to form a single estate. Dollis Hill House itself was built in the 1820s.

William Ewart Gladstone, the UK Prime Minister, was a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the late 19th century. The year after his death, 1899, Willesden Council acquired much of the Dollis Hill Estate for use as a public park, which was named Gladstone Park.

Mark Twain stayed in Dollis Hill House in the summer of 1900. He wrote that ’Dollis Hill comes nearer to being a paradise than any other home I ever occupied’.

With the advent of a station at Dollis Hill in 1909, the area began to urbanise. It became a suburban area favoured by Jewish Londoners moving out of the East End - its synagogue opened in 1938.

The code-breaking Colossus computer, used at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill by a team lead by Tommy Flowers. The station was relocated to Martlesham Heath at the end of the 1970s. A World War II bunker for Winston Churchill called Paddock is also located in the area.

The fictional Dollis Hill Football Club features occasionally in the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and Dollis Hill tube station, although real, is frequently played in the radio panel game Mornington Crescent.


LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hendon from above
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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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Dollis Hall Farm
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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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Welsh Harp
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