Hendon Park

Park in/near Queen’s Park, existing between 1903 and now

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Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.

Hendon Park was part of a medieval estate known as the Steps Fields and owned by the Goodyer family. From 1868 till 1903 it was owned by the Kemp family when Hendon Council opened the park to the public.

The park has a Holocaust Memorial Garden, which contains a pond, many plants and is enclosed by large hedges. The Childrens’ Millennium Wood planted in 2000 is a native tree and grassland area. The rest of the park is mainly informal parkland, with mown grass and mature trees, especially London plane and lime. It is a good spot for watching pipistrelle bats on a summer evening.

The landscape includes one of the largest specimens of Acer palmatum in London. Many mature trees survive from the original planting, despite damage caused by the Great Storm of 1987 during which many trees were uprooted and destroyed.

"Rout the Rumour", a large propaganda rally was held in Hendon Park on Sunday, 21 July 1940. The rally included songs, music and sketches. It was intended to promote the idea that gossip and rumour harmed the war effort. The Hendon Park cafe was originally a bomb shelter.

Footpaths across Hendon Park, visible on satellite mapping, follow the lines of previously existing pathways.


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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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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Butchers Lane (1923) Photographed in 1923, this stretch of Butchers Lane would soon become Hendon Central Circus and have Watford Way built along the route of the old lane.
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 Central Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.
Hendon Central (1928) Photographed in 1928, this stretch of Watford Way at Hendon Central Circus had recently been built along ancient Butchers Lane and shops were rapidly lining its sides. The United Dairies occupied the domed building, a prestigeous site.
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
Allington Road, NW4 Allington Road is a street in Hendon.
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.
Central Circus, NW4 Central Circus is the postal designation for addresses around Hendon Central circus.
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, 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
Fairfield Avenue, NW4 Fairfield Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Golders Rise, NW4 Golders Rise is a street in Hendon.
Graham Road, NW4 Graham Road is a street in Hendon.
Green Lane, NW4 Green Lane is a street in Hendon.
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
Heathfield Gardens, NW11 Heathfield Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Hendon Way, NW4 Hendon Way is a major route through Hendon.
Holmdale Gardens, NW4 Holmdale Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Mayfield Gardens, NW4 Mayfield Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Park View Gardens, NW4 Park View Gardens is a street in Hendon.
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.
Queens Way, NW4 Queens Way is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
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
Sydney Grove, NW4 Sydney Grove is the western extension of Heriot Road.
The Approach, NW4 The Approach is a street in Hendon.
Water Brook Lane, NW4 Water Brook Lane is a road in the NW4 postcode area
West Avenue, NW4 West Avenue is a street in Hendon.

NEARBY PUBS
Gallery This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Arena Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bodhran This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Hendon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Brent Cross, 1947
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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Brent station
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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Brent Cross, 1947
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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon House (1890)
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