Mountaire Court, NW9

Road in/near Colindale

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Mountaire Court is a street in Kingsbury.





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Born here
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
Plough Inn The Plough at Kingsbury Green was established in 1748.

NEARBY STREETS
Ash Tree Dell, NW9 Ash Tree Dell was the one of two new roads off Buck Lane which was developed by the Kingsbury Cross Co-Partnership from 1931 onwards.
Bowater Close, NW9 Bowater Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buck Lane, NW9 Buck Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Coniston Gardens, NW9 Coniston Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Elmwood Crescent, NW9 Elmwood Crescent was part of Ernest Trowbridge’s 1922-1924 Elmwood Estate.
Fairfields Close, NW9 Fairfields Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Fairfields Crescent, NW9 Fairfields Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ferndene, NW9 Ferndene, a block of flats, is situated on the site of a Victorian mansion of the same name.
Goldsmith Lane, NW9 Goldsmith Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Green Close, NW9 Green Close is a location in London.
Grove Crescent, NW9 Grove Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Halt Parade, NW9 Halt Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Hay Lane, NW9 Hay Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Haydon Close, NW9 Haydon Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hayland Close, NW9 Hayland Close is part of the 1920s Summit Estate.
High Meadow Crescent, NW9 High Meadow Crescent is typical of 1920s local authority housing.
Highfield Avenue, NW9 Highfield Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Highfield Close, NW9 Highfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Highfort Court, NW9 Highfort Court was built in 1935-36 by Ernest Trobridge.
Hill View Gardens, NW9 Hill View Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hillside, NW9 Hillside is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kenwood Court, NW9 Kenwood Court was built after a fire.
Kingsbury Road, NW9 Kingsbury Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Larkway Close, NW9 Larkway Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Mardale Drive, NW9 Mardale Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Mead Court, NW9 Mead Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Meadow Way, NW9 Meadow Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mount View Road, NW9 Mount View Road is a location in London.
Oak Tree Dell, NW9 Oak Tree Dell is half of a pair of 1930s twin roads along with Ash Tree Dell.
Old Kenton Lane, NW9 Old Kenton Lane was the original main road until a new, straight section past the park was built in 1924.
Pear Close, NW9 Pear Close was laid out by local developer H.J. Aldous.
Piper’s Green, NW9 Piper’s Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ridge Close, NW9 Ridge Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Roe Green, NW9 Roe Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Shorts Croft, NW9 Shorts Croft is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Springfield Gardens, NW9 Springfield Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Stonegate Court, NW9 Stonegate Court was built in a castle-like style.
Stubbs Close, NW9 Stubbs Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Summit Avenue, NW9 Summit Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Summit Close, NW9 Summit Close was built as part of the Summit Estate.
Sunningdale Gardens, NW9 Sunningdale Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sunny View, NW9 Sunny View is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Retreat, NW9 The Retreat is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Triangle, NW9 The Triangle dates from 1933.
Uphill Drive, NW9 Uphill Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Wakemans Hill Avenue, NW9 Wakemans Hill Avenue is the eastern extension to Highfield Avenue beyond Buck Lane.
Woodland Close, NW9 Woodland Close is a street in Kingsbury.

NEARBY PUBS
Carlton Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Club Marina This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Plough Inn The Plough at Kingsbury Green was established in 1748.
Power’s Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Green Man This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Colindale

Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.

Formerly in the borough and ancient parish of Hendon, Colindale was essentially the dale between Mill Hill and Burroughs. By the middle of the 20th century, it had come to include that part of the Edgware Road between The Hyde, and Burnt Oak.

The area is named after a 16th century family of the same name. Until the 20th century Collindale, was without any buildings save for a large house called Collindale Lodge, Collindale Farm, and a few cottages. (A spelling with two L’s has been used, as on this printed in 1873.) All of these properties were on Collindeep Lane, which had in the medieval period been an alternative route out of London (via Hampstead, Golders Green, and Hendon) to the Edgware Road. By the end of the 16th century it was not often used as a main road, and by the middle part of the 19th century was called Ancient Street.

By the end of the 19th century cheap land prices made Colindale attractive to developers. Colindale Hospital was started in 1898 as an asylum for the long term sick of central London, and The Government Lymph Establishment for making vaccines was built in 1907. By 1996 the majority of the hospital was closed, and at present lies mostly derelict. In 1902 the British Museum built a new depository, and kept the newspaper collection there from 1934.

Garstin’s Ltd established a trunk factory in 1901, as well as a row of cottages called Leatherville, as such they constitute the first manufacturer in the Collindale. By 1914 there was already housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley avenues mostly to house the workers of these endeavours. Immediately after the First World War a number of other manufacturing companies came to Colindale. Franco Illuminated Signs came to Aerodrome Road in 1922. They made their money making the lights for the Franco British Exhibition (1909), from which they took their name (later abbreviated to Franco). They were best known for the neon signs to be found in Piccadilly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Frigidaire started in a wooden shack in Aerodrome Road, employing 11 people in 1923, and selling the first automatic household fridges in England. The reason why many of these and other companies chose Colindale was that there was land available for expansion. However by 1923 the tube railway reached Colindale, land prices increased and factory expansion was not realisable. A number of industries looked elsewhere for premises. In 1931 Fridgdaire, for example, decided to build a new manufacturing plant on the Edgware Road and had moved its entire operations there by 1946.

Colindale station opened on 18 August 1924 on what was then the Hampstead and Highgate Line as the first station on the second section of the Underground’s extension to Edgware.

After the station opened suburban development was rapid, and by 1939 much of the western side was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate built by F. H. Stucke & Co, built around Colindeep Lane (1927). A number of the houses on this estate are by the architect E. G. Trobridge. St Matthias started as a mission church in 1905. Its permanent building was opened in 1934 and rebuilt 1971-3. Colindale infants’ school was started in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In September of 1940 Colindale tube station and the Newpaper Library (rebuilt 1957) were bombed, and the site was visited by George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The V1 flying bombs hit Colindale Hospital on 1 July 1944 killing four members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Places of interest include the British Library newspaper depository, the Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet College, and the Peel Centre (better known as Hendon Police College).

A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Here also is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome.


LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hendon from above
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Welsh Harp
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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