Mostyn Avenue, HA9

Road in/near Wembley Park

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Mostyn Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.





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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
Wembley Central Wembley Central is an interchange station on the West Coast Main Line with the London Overground and the Bakerloo Line of the London Underground.

NEARBY STREETS
Alexandra Court, HA9 Alexandra Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Arena Square, HA9 Arena Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Beatrice Avenue, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Brent House, HA9 Brent House is a building on Wembley High Road.
Cecil Avenue, HA9 Cecil Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Central Square, HA9 Central Square is a location in London.
Chatsworth Avenue, HA9 Chatsworth Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Clifton Avenue, HA9 Clifton Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dagmar Avenue, HA9 Dagmar Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dennis Avenue, HA9 Dennis Avenue is a location in London.
Dukes Way, HA9 Dukes Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Ecclestone Place, HA9 Ecclestone Place is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Elm Road, HA9 Elm Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Grand Avenue, HA9 Grand Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hillcroft Crescent, HA9 Hillcroft Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, HA9 Hillside Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Jesmond Court, HA9 Jesmond Court is a location in London.
Juniper Close, HA9 Juniper Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kingsway, HA9 Kingsway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lakeside Way, HA9 Lakeside Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Lea Gardens, HA9 Lea Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Linden Avenue, HA9 Linden Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Linden Lawns, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Lonsdale Avenue, HA9 Lonsdale Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Neeld Court, HA9 Neeld Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Neeld Crescent, HA9 Neeld Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Neeld Parade, HA9 Neeld Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Park Court, HA9 Park Court is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Park Lane, HA9 Park Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Park Place, HA9 Park Place is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Portland House, HA9 Portland House is a location in London.
Quadrant Court, HA9 Quadrant Court is a location in London.
Redwood House, HA9 Redwood House is a location in London.
Rosemead Avenue, HA9 Rosemead Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Roskild Court, HA9 Roskild Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Royal Route, HA9 Royal Route is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Rupert Avenue, HA9 Rupert Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Sevenex Parade, HA9 Sevenex Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Stadium Way, HA9 Stadium Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Link, HA9 The Link is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Vivian Gardens, HA9 Vivian Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Walrond Avenue, HA9 Walrond Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Waverley Avenue, HA9 Waverley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley High Road, HA9 Wembley High Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Hill Road, HA9 Wembley Hill Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 Wembley Park Boulevard serves a retail zone near to Wembley Stadium.
White Horse Bridge, HA9 White Horse Bridge is a road in the HA9 postcode area
York House, HA9 York House is a location in London.

NEARBY PUBS
Green Man Hotel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lost Rivers Taprooms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Arch Wembley This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Corner House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Liquor Station This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Thirsty Eddies This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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The Clarendon Gardens estate (1925)
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Oakington Manor Farm
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Wembley Stadium, 1947
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