Old Kenton Lane, NW9

Road in/near Kingsbury, existing between 1924 and now

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Road · Kingsbury · NW9 ·
October
16
2020

Old Kenton Lane was the original main road until a new, straight section past the park was built in 1924.





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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
Alpha House, NW9 Residential block
Boycroft Avenue, NW9 Boycroft Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Brampton Road, NW9 Brampton Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Briarwood Close, NW9 Briarwood Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Crundale Avenue, NW9 Crundale Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
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.
Green Close, NW9 Green Close is a location in London.
Grosvenor Crescent, NW9 Grosvenor Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Halt Parade, NW9 Halt Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Haydon Close, NW9 Haydon Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Highfield Avenue, NW9 Highfield Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Highfield Close, NW9 Highfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kingsbury Road, NW9 Kingsbury Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Larkspur Close, NW9 Larkspur Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lewgars Avenue, NW9 Lewgars Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Manor Close, NW9 Manor Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Mead Court, NW9 Mead Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mersham Drive, NW9 Mersham Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Mountaire Court, NW9 Mountaire Court is a street in Kingsbury.
Piper’s Green, NW9 Piper’s Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Roe Green, NW9 Roe Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sedum Close, NW9 Sedum Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Slough Lane, NW9 Slough Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Stubbs Close, NW9 Stubbs Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sunningdale Gardens, NW9 Sunningdale Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sutherland Court, NW9 Sutherland Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Uphill Drive, NW9 Uphill Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Valley Drive, NW9 Valley Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Waltham Avenue, NW9 Waltham Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Woodland Close, NW9 Woodland Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Wyndale Avenue, NW9 Wyndale Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area

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.
JoNo’s 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.


Kingsbury

Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.

After the formation of London Transport in 1933 this branch became part of the Metropolitan line and was later transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939 then to the Jubilee line in 1979. The design style is similar to that of other Metropolitan Railway buildings of the same period rather than to the concrete and glass style used at the same time by the LER group.

In common with other nearby Metropolitan Railway stations (e.g. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Neasden, Queensbury) there is an element of fiction in the station name; the area is properly within the eastern extent of Kenton (Kingsbury Road at this point was originally part of the eastern end of Kenton Lane) and Kingsbury proper is actually closer to Neasden station.

Although now only served by deep-level tube trains, the section of line serving the station is built to surface gauge, and trains to that larger LU loading gauge occasionally pass through.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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