Grendon Gardens, HA9

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





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Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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Forty Farm Forty Farm was situated where the Sudbury to Kingsbury road crossed the Lidding at Forty Bridge.
Wembley Park Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

NEARBY STREETS
Adams Close, NW9 Adams Close is a location in London.
Barn Hill, HA9 Barn Hill is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barn Rise, HA9 Barn Rise is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barn Way, HA9 Barn Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Basing Hill, HA9 Basing Hill is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Bowater Road, HA9 Bowater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bowling Green Court, HA9 Bowling Green Court is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Boyles House, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Bridge Road, HA9 Bridge Road runs past Wembley Park station.
Brook Avenue, HA9 Brook Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Carmel Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Chalkhill Road, HA9 A few wealthy people lived in Kingsbury, one of whom being John Chalkhill, an Elizabethan poet.
Charlton Road, HA9 Charlton Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Corringham Road, HA9 Corringham Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Crown Walk, HA9 Crown Walk is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dugolly Avenue, HA9 Dugolly Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
East Hill, HA9 East Hill 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.
Eversley Avenue, HA9 Eversley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Farnborough Close, HA9 Farnborough Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 Forty Avenue Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
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.
Grand Parade, HA9 Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Greenhill Way, HA9 Greenhill Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kings Court, HA9 Kings Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kings Drive, HA9 Kings Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lawns Court, HA9 Lawns Court is a location in London.
Mason Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Matthews Close, HA9 Matthews Close is a location in London.
Mayfields Close, HA9 Mayfields Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Mayfields, HA9 Mayfields is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Midholm, HA9 Midholm is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Newland Court, HA9 Newland Court is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Peace Grove, HA9 Peace Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Richmond Court, HA9 Richmond Court is a location in London.
Rook Close, HA9 Rook Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
South Gardens, HA9 South Gardens is a location in London.
Swinton Close, HA9 Swinton Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Crossways, HA9 The Crossways is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Paddocks, HA9 The Paddocks is one of the streets in the Barn Hill area of Wembley.
Welford Centre, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Wellspring Crescent, HA9 Wellspring Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 Wickliffe Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Windsor Crescent, HA9 Windsor Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.

NEARBY PUBS
The Crock of Gold This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 190005, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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In the neighbourhood...

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Clay pigeon shooting at Uxendon, 1908
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Wembley Park
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