Northfields

Underground station, existing between 1908 and now

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Northfields is a residential area centred on Northfield Avenue, a shopping street of mostly independent shops and restaurants.

The Plough Inn at the junction of Little Ealing Lane and Northfields Avenue existed by 1722 but the area was otherwise rural with just a few houses along Little Ealing Lane. The main form of agriculture was orchards. The arrival of the railway prompted development of the area.

The acrobat and tightrope walker Charles Blondin (famed for crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope) lived in Northfields from 1886 until his death in 1897 in a house on the site of what is now Niagara House. From 1815 to 1817 John Quincy Adams, later to become the 6th President of the United States lived with his family at Little Boston House in Windmill Road.

Northfields station opened as Northfield (Ealing) on 16 April 1908 and was renamed as Northfields and Little Ealing on 11 December 1911.

In the early 1930s a new Northfields station was built in conjunction with the preparations for the introduction of Piccadilly line services and the new Northfields depot that would house its trains. Located on the opposite side of Northfields Avenue to its predecessor, the new station was designed by Charles Holden. The new station opened on 19 May 1932 with the current name.


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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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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
South Ealing South Ealing is notable in Underground trivia for having, along with Mansion House, every vowel in its name.

THE STREETS OF NORTHFIELDS
Balfour Road, W13 Balfour Road is a street in Ealing.
Belsize Avenue, W13 Belsize Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Blondin Avenue, W5 Blondin Avenue is named after 19th century acrobat Blondin.
Boston Gardens, W7 Boston Gardens is a street in Hanwell.
Bramley Road, W5 Bramley Road ultimately links South Ealing and Northfields stations.
Burnham Way, W13 Burnham Way is a street in Ealing.
Cantley Road, W7 Cantley Road is a street in Hanwell.
Chalfont Way, W13 Chalfont Way is a street in Ealing.
Chepstow Road, W7 Chepstow Road is a road in the W7 postcode area
Claygate Road, W13 Claygate Road is a street in Ealing.
Clementine Close, W13 Clementine Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Clitherow Avenue, W7 Clitherow Avenue is a street in Hanwell.
Cranmer Avenue, W13 Cranmer Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Derwent Road, W5 Derwent Road is a street in Ealing.
Derwent Yard, W5 Derwent Yard is a street in Ealing.
Devonshire Road, W5 Devonshire Road is a street in Ealing.
Elthorne Park Road, W7 Elthorne Park Road is a street in Hanwell.
Erlesmere Gardens, W13 Erlesmere Gardens is most likely named after a work of fiction called ’Erlesmere: or, Contrasts of Character’ by L.S. Lavenu first published in 1856.
Fulmer Way, W13 Fulmer Way is a street in Ealing.
Graham Avenue, W13 Graham Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Green Avenue, W13 Green Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Jefferson Close, W13 Jefferson Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Jersey Road, W7 Jersey Road is a street in Hanwell.
Julien Road, W5 Julien Road is named after a variety of apple.
Mayo Court, W13 Mayo Court is a road in the W13 postcode area
Mervyn Road, W13 Mervyn Road is a street in Ealing.
Midhurst Road, W13 Midhurst Road is a street in Ealing.
Niagara Avenue, W5 Niagara Avenue is named after the former Niagara House.
Northcroft Road, W13 Northcroft Road takes its name from a field called North Kings Croft.
Northfield Avenue, W5 Northfield Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Overdale Road, W5 Overdale Road is a street in Ealing.
Raymond Avenue, W13 Raymond Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Redwood Grove, W5 Redwood Grove is a road in the W5 postcode area
Ridley Avenue, W13 Ridley Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Salisbury Road, W13 Salisbury Road is a street in Ealing.
Trent Avenue, W5 Trent Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Walmer Gardens, W13 Walmer Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Whitehall Road, W7 Whitehall Road is a street in Hanwell.
Windermere Road, W5 Windermere Road is a street in Ealing.
Woodstock Avenue, W13 Woodstock Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Wyndham Road, W13 Wyndham Road is a street in Ealing.

THE PUBS OF NORTHFIELDS
Players Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
T.J Duffy’S (Pub) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Plough This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
West Ealing Bowls Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




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Charles Blondin at work
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Charles Blondin at work
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