Brent station

Image dated 1910

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Photo taken in a northwesterly direction · Brent Cross · ·
MARCH
15
2013

This photograph, from the collection of the London Transport museum, shows the future site of Brent Cross station on the Edgware branch of the Northern line

The Edgware extension utilised unused plans dating back to 1901 for the Edgware and Hampstead Railway (E&HR) which the UERL had taken over in 1912. It extended the CCE&HR line from its terminus at Golders Green to Edgware in two stages - to Hendon Central in 1923 and to Edgware in 1924.

The line crossed undeveloped open countryside and, apart from a short tunnel north of Hendon Central station, was on the surface.

Five new stations were constructed to pavilion-style designs by Stanley Heaps, stimulating the rapid northward expansion of suburban developments in the following years.


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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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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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NEARBY STREETS
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Beverley Gardens, NW11 Beverley Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 Brent Cross Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brentfield Gardens, NW11 Brentfield Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Elmcroft Crescent, NW11 Elmcroft Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Flower Mews, NW11 Flower Mews is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Garrick Avenue, NW11 Garrick Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Golders Gardens, NW11 Golders Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Manor Drive, NW11 Golders Manor Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Haley Road, NW4 Haley Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Hamilton Road, NW11 Hamilton Road is a street in Golders Green.
Haslemere Avenue, NW4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Heather Gardens, NW11 Heather Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Heathfield Gardens, NW11 Heathfield Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Highfield Avenue, NW11 Highfield Avenue runs between Golders Green Road and Brent Cross/
Highfield Gardens, NW11 Highfield Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Highfield Road, NW11 Highfield Road is a street in Golders Green.
Limes Avenue, NW11 Limes Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Marble Drive, NW2 Marble Drive is a street in Cricklewood.
Mayfield Gardens, NW4 Mayfield Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Montpelier Rise, NW11 Montpelier Rise is a street in Golders Green.
Pearl Close, NW2 Pearl Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Princes Parade, NW11 Princes Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Princess Parade, NW11 Princess Parade is a location in London.
Russell Gardens, NW11 Russell Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Russell Parade, NW11 Russell Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Sandringham Road, NW11 Sandringham Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Shirehall Park, NW4 Shirehall Park is a street in Hendon.
Sinclair Grove, NW11 Sinclair Grove runs from Western Avenue to Golders Green Road.
St Marys Road, NW11 St Mary’s Road is a street in Brent Cross.
Station Approach, NW11 Station Approach is a street in Golders Green.
The Drive, NW11 The Drive is a street in Golders Green.
The Grove, NW11 The Grove is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Topaz Walk, NW2 Topaz Walk is a location in London.
Wessex Way, NW11 Wessex Way is a location in London.
Western Avenue, NW11 Western Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Whitefield Avenue, NW2 Whitefield Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Woodstock Avenue, NW11 Woodstock Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Woodville Gardens, NW11 Woodville Gardens is a location in London.
Woodville Road, NW11 Woodville Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Darren O’Brien This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Brent Cross

Brent Cross tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Hendon Central and Golders Green. The Brent Cross shopping centre is nearby.

The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Brent on the 19 November 1923, the first station on the extension of what was then known as the Hampstead & Highgate Line through undeveloped rural areas to Edgware. The extension had first been planned prior to World War I when the station had been due to be called Woodstock. It was renamed from Brent to its current name on the 20 July 1976 opening of the shopping centre.


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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Plough with horses
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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In the neighbourhood...

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Brent Cross (1947) Brent Cross roundabout was named after its nearby river, the Brent. The junction was transformed by a flyover over the North Circular Road followed by the 1970s construction of Brent Cross Shopping Centre. The latter was built next to Hendon’s former greyhound stadium.
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One of the ends of Sinclair Grove, NW11
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Plough with horses
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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