Hampstead Way, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1907 and now

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Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.

It is the earliest road in the suburb.

On 2 May 1907, Henrietta Barnett turned the first spadeful of soil for the coming Suburb. A child recited a poem written for the occasion and other children struggled with fluttering ribbons on this windy day to plait them round a maypole. Speeches were delivered and where the first sod had been cut, a pair of cottages, 140 and 142 Hampstead Way, were soon built; a plaque marks them as the earliest dwellings.




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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hampstead Garden Suburb Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905) This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Alyth Gardens, NW11 Alyth Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Bigwood Road, NW11 Bigwood Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Central Square, NW11 Central Square was the original centre of Hampstead Garden Suburb due to the further development of the Suburb in the 1920s and 1930s, it is now located towards the west.
Clifton Gardens, NW11 Clifton Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Constable Close, NW11 Constable Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Corringham Court, NW11 Corringham Court is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Corringham Road, NW11 Corringham Road is a manifestation of designer Raymond Unwin’s later ’Georgian’ phase.
Corringway, NW11 Corringway included a unique Hampstead Garden Suburb feature - a large block of garages (now demolished)
Cotman Close, NW11 Cotman Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Dingwall Gardens, NW11 Dingwall Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Finchley Road, NW11 Finchley Road was one of the major improvement roads of the 1820s.
Forres Gardens, NW11 Forres Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Golders Green Crescent, NW11 Golders Green Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Green Close, NW11 Green Close is a street in Golders Green.
Hampstead Gardens, NW11 Hampstead Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hanstead Garden, NW11 Hanstead Garden is a street in Golders Green.
Heath Close, NW11 Heath Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Heathgate, NW11 Heathgate is a street in Golders Green.
Heathview Court, NW11 Heathview Court is on Corringway.
Hoop Lane, NW11 Hoop Lane was originally called Wheel Lane.
Hurst Close, NW11 Hurst Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Linnell Close, NW11 Linnell Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Linnell Drive, NW11 Linnell Drive is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Meadway Close, NW11 Meadway Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Meadway Court, NW11 Meadway Court is a street in Golders Green.
Meadway Gate, NW11 Meadway Gate is a street in Golders Green.
Meadway, NW11 Meadway is a street in Golders Green.
Middleton Road, NW11 Middleton Road is a street in Golders Green.
Raeburn Close, NW11 Raeburn Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Rotherwick Road, NW11 Rotherwick Road, like Corringham Road, links Golders Green with Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Ruskin Close, NW11 Ruskin Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sheridan Walk, NW11 Sheridan Walk is a road in the NW11 postcode area
South Square, NW11 South Square is the name of the southern part of Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb.
St Edward’s Close, NW11 St Edward’s Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 Temple Fortune Lane is a street in Golders Green.
Temple Grove, NW11 Temple Grove runs off Temple Fortune Lane.
Turner Close, NW11 Turner Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Turner Drive, NW11 Turner Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Wild Hatch, NW11 Wild Hatch is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Wildwood Road, NW11 Wildwood Road skirts around the Hampstead Heath Extension in an arc.

NEARBY PUBS
Hoop Lane Montessori School This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
St Edwards Church Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Refectory This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Wallace Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.

The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.


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The Old Bull and Bush
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North End Road, NW11
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Golders Green crossroads (1905)
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View towards Central Square
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North End Road, NW11
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Golders Green crossroads pictured before the arrival of the tube station in the early 1900s
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South Square
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The corner of Corringway and Corringham Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb (2021)
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