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North Wembley is an area of the London Borough of Brent, location of the Sudbury Court Estate.

North Wembley did not exist as a district before the arrival of the railway.

North Wembley station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 15 June 1912 as part of the ’New Line’ between Euston and Watford Junction. Bakerloo line services began on 16 April 1917. Originally to be called East Lane, after the road passing over the railway at this location, it was named North Wembley instead. North Wembley station was built to the same general design as the other new stations on the same line and the layout at North Wembley station makes it almost identical to Kenton two stops to the north.

Sudbury Court Estate was built between circa 1927 to 1935, one of the best surviving ’mock tudor’ housing locally. The estate was built by Captain Edward George Spencer-Churchill who also built the Northwick Park estate further north.

Along East Lane in North Wembley is a small range of shops. The district is one of the most diverse areas in the London.




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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
North Wembley North Wembley is an area of the London Borough of Brent, location of the Sudbury Court Estate.

THE STREETS OF NORTH WEMBLEY
Abbotts Drive, HA0 Abbotts Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Amery Road, HA1 Amery Road is a road in the HA1 postcode area
Audrey Gardens, HA0 Audrey Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bengeworth Road, HA1 Bengeworth Road is a road in the HA1 postcode area
Blenheim Gardens, HA9 Blenheim Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Blockley Road, HA0 Blockley Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Camden Crescent, HA0 Camden Crescent is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Carlton Avenue West, HA0 Carlton Avenue West is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Castleton Avenue, HA9 Castleton Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Castleton Gardens, HA9 Castleton Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Chamberlayne Avenue, HA9 Chamberlayne Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Clarendon Gardens, HA9 Clarendon Gardens ran through the centre of a 1925 estate called Clarendon Gardens.
Conifer Way, HA0 Conifer Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Court Parade, HA0 This is a street in the HA0 postcode area
Court Parade, HA1 Court Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Courtenay Road, HA9 Courtenay Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dean Court, HA0 Dean Court is a road in the HA0 postcode area
East Court, HA0 East Court is a road in the HA0 postcode area
East Lane Business Park, HA9 East Lane Business Park is an industrial estate.
East Lane, HA0 East Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
East Lane, HA9 East Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Edison Drive, HA9 Edison Drive is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Harrowdene Close, HA0 Harrowdene Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Harrowdene Road, HA0 Harrowdene Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hirst Crescent, HA9 Hirst Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Holt Road, HA0 Holt Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hutchinson Terrace, HA9 Hutchinson Terrace is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kenelm Close, HA1 Kenelm Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kingsway, HA9 Kingsway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lambert Walk, HA9 Lambert Walk is a location in London.
Lancelot Crescent, HA0 Lancelot Crescent is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Langham Gardens, HA0 Langham Gardens is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Littleton Road, HA1 Littleton Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Llanover Road, HA9 Llanover Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Llanover Road, HA9 Llanover Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Lockier Walk, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Magnet Road East Lane Business Park, HA9 Magnet Road East Lane Business Park is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Magnet Road, HA9 Magnet Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Main Drive, HA9 Main Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Mulgrave Road, HA1 Mulgrave Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Nathans Road, HA0 Nathans Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Norval Road, HA0 Norval Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Oldborough Road, HA0 Oldborough Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Osram Road, HA9 Osram Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Pasture Road, HA0 Pasture Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Pembroke Road, HA9 Pembroke Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Poplar View, HA9 Poplar View is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Quad Road, HA9 Quad Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Queenscourt, HA9 Queenscourt is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rowan Close, HA0 Rowan Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Shelley Gardens, HA0 Shelley Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Silverbox House, HA9 Silverbox House is a location in London.
South East Lane, HA0 South East Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Sovereign Grove, HA0 Sovereign Grove is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Spencer Road, HA0 Spencer Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
St Augustines Avenue, HA9 St Augustines Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Dene, HA9 The Dene is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Green, HA1 A street within the HA0 postcode
Woodfield Avenue, HA0 Woodfield Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area

THE PUBS OF NORTH WEMBLEY
Moonbay Bar & Restaurant 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 1900–05, 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
Postcard of Forty Farm
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The Clarendon Gardens estate (1925)
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Woodcock Dell farm, Kenton (1901)
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