Morrison Road, UB4

An area dating from around the second world war- in this area, buildings are mainly post-war

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Herbert Morrison was UK Transport Secretary (1929-1931), Home Secretary (1940-1945) and Deputy Prime Minister (1945-1951).





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Lived here
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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Attlee Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Attlee Road, UB4 Attlee Road was named after former Prime Minister Clement Atlee.
Ayles Road, UB4 Walter Ayles was the Labour MP for Southall (1945-1950); then for Hayes and Harlington (1950-1953).
Bankside Avenue, UB5 Bankside Avenue is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Barnhill Lane, UB4 Barnhill Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Barnhill Road, UB4 Barnhill Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Bevin Road, UB4 Bevin Road was named after Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.
Bondfield Avenue, UB4 Margaret Bondfield was an MP, trades unionist and women’s rights activist.
Bournemead Close, UB5 Bournemead Close is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Bournemead Way, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Butts Piece, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Chatsworth Road, UB4 Chatsworth Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cripps Green, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Down Close, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Down Way, UB5 Down Way is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Eaton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Greenway, UB4 Greenway is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gurney Road, UB5 Gurney Road is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Hartfield Avenue, UB5 Hartfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Henderson Road, UB4 Henderson Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Keir Hardie Way, UB4 Keir Hardie Way is named for the Labour politician.
Kingshill Avenue, UB4 Kingshill Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Kingshill Avenue, UB4 Kingshill Avenue is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Kingshill Close, UB4 Kingshill Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Longhook Gardens, UB5 Longhook Gardens is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Montcalm Close, UB4 Montcalm Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Rayners Crescent, UB5 Rayners Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Rayners Gardens, UB5 Rayners Gardens is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Redman Close, UB5 Redman Close is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Rushdene Close, UB5 Rushdene Close is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Sherwood Avenue, UB4 Sherwood Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Stratford Road, UB4 Stratford Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Tithe Barn Way, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Townson Avenue, UB5 Townson Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Townson Way, UB5 Townson Way is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Vancouver Road, UB4 Vancouver Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Webbs Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Welbeck Avenue, UB4 Welbeck Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Welbeck Court, UB4 Welbeck Court is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Westbourne Close, UB4 Westbourne Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Wolfe Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode


Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


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