Olympic Way, HA9

Road in/near Wembley Park

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Olympic Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.

This project defines its coverage as the area within the M25 orbital motorway but extending beyond this as follows:

  • Where the London Underground stretches beyond the M25. Hence we cover Amersham, Chesham, Chalfont and Epping too.

  • Where the administrative Greater London stretches beyond the M25 - the single case of North Ockendon

  • Areas of the former county of Middlesex beyond the M25: Potters Bar, South Mimms and Poyle


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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Wembley Park Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

NEARBY STREETS
Albion Way, HA9 Albion Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Alexandra Court, HA9 Alexandra Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Alto Apartments, HA9 Alto Apartments is a location in London.
Anton Place, HA9 Anton Place is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Arena Square, HA9 Arena Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Bowater Road, HA9 Bowater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bridge Road, HA9 Bridge Road runs past Wembley Park station.
Brook Avenue, HA9 Brook Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Crown Walk, HA9 Crown Walk is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dakota Building, HA9 Dakota Building is a location in London.
Danes Court, HA9 Danes Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dugolly Avenue, HA9 Dugolly Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Elliott Close, HA9 Elliott Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Elmside Road, HA9 Elmside Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Elvin Gardens, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Empire Court, HA9 Empire Court is a location in London.
Empire House, HA9 Residential block
Empire Parade, HA9 Empire Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Empire Way, HA9 Empire Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Empireway, HA9 Empireway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Engineers Way, HA9 Engineers Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Exhibition Way, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Fifth Way, HA9 Fifth Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Forty Close, HA9 Forty Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fulton House, HA9 Fulton House is a location in London.
Fulton Road, HA9 Fulton Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Harbutt Road, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Kingswood Road, HA9 Kingswood Road 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
Manor Drive, HA9 Manor Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Matthews Close, HA9 Matthews Close is a location in London.
North End Road, HA9 North End Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Olympic Square, HA9 Olympic Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Palace Arts Way, HA9 Palace Arts Way is a location in London.
Park Place, HA9 Park Place is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Peace Grove, HA9 Peace Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Pienna Apartments, HA9 Pienna Apartments is a location in London.
Quadrant Court, HA9 Quadrant Court is a location in London.
Raglan Court, HA9 Raglan Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Redwood House, HA9 Redwood House is a location in London.
Rook Close, HA9 Rook Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rubicon House, HA9 Rubicon House is a location in London.
Rutherford Way, HA9 Rutherford Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Second Way, HA9 Second Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Stadium Business Centre, HA9 Stadium Business Centre is a location in London.
Stadium Way, HA9 Stadium Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Gables, HA9 The Gables is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Watkin Road, HA9 Watkin Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Weaver Walk, HA9 Weaver Walk is a location in London.
Welford Centre, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Wellspring Crescent, HA9 Wellspring Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 Wembley Park Boulevard serves a retail zone near to Wembley Stadium.
Wembley Park Business Centre, HA9 Wembley Park Business Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Park Drive, HA9 Wembley Park Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Retail Park, HA9 Wembley Retail Park is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Windsor Crescent, HA9 Windsor Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.

NEARBY PUBS
First Class Sports Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crock of Gold This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Parish Freehouse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Wembley Tavern 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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Oakington Manor Farm
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Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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Wembley Park
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Oakington Manor Farm
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