Mayfield Gardens, NW4

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Mayfield Gardens is a street in Hendon.





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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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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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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Foster House Foster House and Brent Lodge were two 18th-century brick houses at the corner of Butcher's Lane and Brent Street. Butcher's Lane later became Queen’s Road
Hendon Park Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.

NEARBY STREETS
Beaufort Gardens, NW4 Beaufort Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Bethel Close, NW4 Bethel Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 Brent Cross Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brent Green, NW4 Brent Green is a street in Hendon.
Brentfield Gardens, NW11 Brentfield Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Century Close, NW4 Century Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Cheyne Walk, NW4 Cheyne Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Danescroft Avenue, NW4 Danescroft Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Danescroft Gardens, NW4 Danescroft Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Danescroft, NW4 Danescroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Denehurst Gardens, NW4 Denehurst Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elm Close, NW4 Elm Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elm Park Gardens, NW4 Elm Park Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elms Avenue, NW4 Elms Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Everton Court, NW4 A street within the NW4 postcode
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
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
James Close, NW11 James Close is a street in Golders Green.
Park View Gardens, NW4 Park View Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Princes Parade, NW11 Princes Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Princess Parade, NW11 Princess Parade is a location in London.
Queens Gardens, NW4 Queens Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Queens Parade, NW4 Queens Parade is a parade of shops along Queens Road, Hendon.
Queens Road, NW4 Queens Road is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Riverside Drive, NW11 Riverside Drive is a location in London.
Shirehall Close, NW4 Shirehall Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Shirehall Gardens, NW4 Shirehall Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Shirehall Lane, NW4 Shirehall Lane is a street in Hendon.
Shirehall Park, NW4 Shirehall Park is a street in Hendon.
Sinclair Grove, NW11 Sinclair Grove runs from Western Avenue to Golders Green Road.
Spalding Road, NW4 Spalding Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
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.
Water Brook Lane, NW4 Water Brook Lane is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Western Avenue, NW11 Western Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Woodburn Close, NW4 Woodburn Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Woodlands, NW11 Woodlands is a street in Golders Green.


Hendon Central

Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood in lonely glory amid fields, as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London’s suburbs.

The station is a Grade II listed building, designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 73 metres in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as ’Central Circus’; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals.

Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements. He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an ever-widening cluster of new houses.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Brent station
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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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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Brent station
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One of the ends of Sinclair Grove, NW11
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Hendon House (1890)
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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