Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905)

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This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.

By 1754 there were about 16 houses with small gardens at Golders Green, most of them on small inclosures from the waste and by 1751 there were two inns at Golders Green: the Hoop, commemorated later by the name Hoop Lane, and the White Swan. The White Swan had tea gardens for summer visitors to Golders Green in 1882.

In the early 19th century, the manorial waste at Golders Green was enclosed for villas. In 1814 Golders Green contained ’many ornamental villas and cottages, surrounded with plantations’, and in 1828 detached houses spread on both sides of the road as far as Brent Bridge. The green was finally enclosed in 1873-4.

At Golders Green, a straggling hamlet in 1901, new houses were built at the corner of Wentworth Road and Hoop Lane in 1905. Two years later the arrival of the Underground started a building boom in houses whose rustic appearance was to set a trend for suburban exteriors over the next three decades. Growth continued until after the First World War: the new Golders Green ward, covering an area with a population of 4,465 in 1911, had 7,518 people by 1921 and 17,837 by 1931.

In 1907, work started on the Ecclesiastical Commissioners’ land south of Golders Green station, and Rodborough and Hodford Roads were laid out, whereupon housing spread south towards Childs Hill. Prominent among those responsible was Sir Edwin Evans, who worked on the Woodstock estate and elsewhere in conjunction with local firms, like those of Ernest Owers and Farrow and Howkins.

At Golders Green cross-roads, near the Underground station, rows of shops were under construction in 1911-12 on a site which in 1904 had been deserted; churches, chapels, a theatre, a cinema, and a large shopping centre followed. The fire brigade opened a sub-stations at Golders Green in 1900.

Many of the new houses at Golders Green were bought by middle-class Jews, who opened their first synagogue in 1922 and became the forerunners of a large Jewish population.



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Graham Margetson   
Added: 9 Feb 2021 14:33 GMT   

I lived at 4 Arkwright Road before it was the school
My parents lived at 4 Arkwright Road. Mrs Goodwin actually owned the house and my parents rented rooms from her.


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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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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
Golders Green crossroads Golders Green crossroads was formed when the new Finchley Road crossed North End Road in the 1830s.
Golders Green, looking south (1905) This photo from the London Transport Collection shows Golders Green crossroads looking south in 1905. While this predates the arrival of the Hampstead Tube (Northern Line) by a couple of years’ land speculation is already taking place.
Heruka Buddhist Centre Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is the main New Kadampa Tradition Buddhist Centre for north & central London.
Hodford Farm The Hodford and Cowhouse estate consisted of a compact block of lands stretching from the Hampstead border to a point north of Golders Green station and from Cricklewood to Golders Hill.
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905) This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Accommodation Road, NW11 The oddly-named Accommodation Road is a service road in Golders Green.
Armitage Road, NW11 Armitage Road is a street in Golders Green.
Basing Hill, NW11 Basing Hill is a street in Golders Green.
Beechcroft Avenue, NW11 Beechcroft Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Broadwalk Lane, NW11 Broadwalk Lane is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Corringham Court, NW11 Corringham Court is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Corringham Road, NW11 Corringham Road is a manifestation of designer Raymond Unwin’s later ’Georgian’ phase.
Corringway, NW11 Corringway included a unique Hampstead Garden Suburb feature - a large block of garages (now demolished)
Elmcroft Avenue, NW11 Elmcroft Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Finchley Road, NW11 Finchley Road was one of the major improvement roads of the 1820s.
Gainsborough Gardens, NW11 Gainsborough Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Gloucester Gardens, NW11 Gloucester Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Green Crescent, NW11 Golders Green Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Green Road, NW11 Golders Green Road - known by many other names too during its history - lies along an ancient road from London to Hendon.
Golders Way, NW11 Golders Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hampstead Way, NW11 Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Heath Close, NW11 Heath Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Heathview Court, NW11 Heathview Court is on Corringway.
Helenslea Avenue, NW11 Helenslea Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Hoop Lane, NW11 Hoop Lane was originally called Wheel Lane.
Linnell Drive, NW11 Linnell Drive is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Middleton Road, NW11 Middleton Road is a street in Golders Green.
North End Road, NW11 North End Road ultimately links Hampstead with Hendon.
Park Drive, NW11 Park Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Powis Gardens, NW11 Powis Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 Ravenscroft Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Ridgeway, NW11 Ridgeway is a location in London.
Rodborough Road, NW11 Rodborough Road is a street in Golders Green.
Rotherwick Road, NW11 Rotherwick Road, like Corringham Road, links Golders Green with Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Sneath Avenue, NW11 Sneath Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St Alban’s Lane, NW11 St Alban’s Lane runs behind St Alban’s Church, Golders Green.
St Albans Close, NW11 St Albans Close is a small cul-de-sac serving St Albans Church.
St Edward’s Close, NW11 St Edward’s Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Station Forecourt, NW11 Station Forecourt is a street in Golders Green.
The Ridgeway, NW11 The Ridgeway takes its name from a very old road in Mill Hill.
The Riding, NW11 The Riding is a street in Golders Green.
Vale Rise, NW11 Vale Rise is a road in the NW11 postcode area
West Heath Avenue, NW11 West Heath Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
West Heath Court, NW11 West Heath Court is a block in Golders Green.
West Heath Drive, NW11 West Heath Drive is a street in Golders Green.
White Lodge, NW11 White Lodge is a street in Golders Green.
Wild Hatch, NW11 Wild Hatch is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Woodstock Road, NW11 Woodstock Road is named after Woodstock House which used to be a large house in Golders Green.

NEARBY PUBS
Gate Lodge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hoop Lane Montessori School This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
St Edwards Church Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Refectory 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
Golders Green crossroads
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Plough with horses
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North End Road, NW11
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Golders Green crossroads
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North End Road, NW11
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Golders Green crossroads pictured before the arrival of the tube station in the early 1900s
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South Square
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The corner of Corringway and Corringham Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb (2021)
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