Silkstream Road, HA8

Road in/near Burnt Oak

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Silkstream Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.





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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Back Lane, HA8 Back Lane is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Barnfield Road, HA8 Barnfield Road was the location of the Watling Estate market.
Blessbury Road, HA8 Blessbury Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Braemar Gardens, NW9 Braemar Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Burnt Oak Fields, HA8 Burnt Oak Fields is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Clare House, HA8 Residential block
Coningsby Avenue, NW9 Coningsby Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Cooms Walk, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
East Road, HA8 East Road dates from the mid-nineteenth century.
Fell Walk, HA8 Fell Walk is a location in London.
Fortescue Road, HA8 Fortescue Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gaskarth Road, HA8 Gaskarth Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gervase Road, HA8 Gervase Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gilbert Grove, HA8 Gilbert Grove is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Gloucester Grove, HA8 Gloucester Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gunter Grove, HA8 Gunter Grove connects Watling Avenue with Thirleby Road.
Hanshaw Drive, HA8 Hanshaw Drive is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Limesdale Gardens, HA8 Limesdale Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lynford Close, HA8 Lynford Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Market Lane, HA8 Market Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Merrivale Mews, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Millfield Road, HA8 Millfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Newton Walk, HA8 Newton Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Nurse Close, HA8 Nurse Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Oak Gardens, HA8 Oak Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Oakleigh Court, HA8 Oakleigh Court is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Pageant Avenue, NW9 Pageant Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Park Way, HA8 Park Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Playfield Road, HA8 Playfield Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Roscoff Close, HA8 Roscoff Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Silkstream Parade, HA8 Silkstream Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
South Road, HA8 South Road originally dates from the 1860s.
Southbourne Avenue, NW9 Southbourne Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
St Alphage Walk, HA8 St Alphage Walk is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Stag Close, HA8 Stag Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
The Croft, HA8 The Croft is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Thirleby Road, HA8 Thirleby Road was part of the LCC Watling estate, laid out in 1924-7.
Trenchard Close, NW9 Trenchard Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Trevor Gardens, HA8 Trevor Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Trevor Road, HA8 Trevor Road is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Warmwell Avenue, NW9 Warmwell Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Watling Avenue, HA8 Watling Avenue is a road which forms part of the Burnt Oak Broadway shopping area.

NEARBY PUBS
Bald Faced Stag The Baldfaced Stag was an inn on the Edgware Road as early as the 18th century when hay carters from Middlesex and Hertfordhire would meet there on May Day.
Blarneys Free House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The New Inn The New Inn is a pub situated within a shopping parade at 19 Burnt Oak Broadway.


Burnt Oak

Burnt Oak tube station is a London Underground station in on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Edgware and Colindale stations.

The name Burnt Oak was first used in 1754 and from then until the 1850s referred to no more than a field on the eastern side of the Edgware Road (Watling Street). Nor is there evidence that the name implies anything except that the field had once contained a burnt oak tree.

In May 1844 Burnt Oak field was sold to a Mr Essex, and by the 1860s plans were in place to build three residential streets: North Street, East Street, and South Street. The application of the field name to the area seems to have followed from this new estate and was in use by the end of the 19th century.

However, the area was generally known as Red Hill until the opening of Burnt Oak tube station.

The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Burnt Oak (Watling) on the 27 October 1924, two months after the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate Line from Hendon Central to Edgware had opened. The station was originally provided with a temporary structure before the final ticket office building was constructed in 1925. The suffix was dropped from the name about 1950.


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