Wembley Park Drive, HA9

Road in/near Wembley Park

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Wembley Park Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.




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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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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
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.
Arena Square, HA9 Arena Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Balmoral Court, HA9 Balmoral Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barnhill Road, HA9 Barnhill Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Beechcroft Gardens, HA9 Beechcroft Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Blackbird Hill, HA9 Blackbird Hill is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Blenheim Gardens, HA9 Blenheim Gardens is a road in the HA9 postcode area
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.
Draycott Avenue, HA9 Draycott 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 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
Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 Forty Avenue Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Forty Avenue, HA9 Forty Avenue 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.
Forty Lane, HA9 Forty Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fryent Way, HA9 Fryent Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Fulton Road, HA9 Fulton Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gabrielle Close, HA9 Gabrielle Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Grand Parade, HA9 Grand Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Greenhill, HA9 Greenhill is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Greenrigg Walk, HA9 Greenrigg Walk is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hannah Close, HA9 Hannah Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Harbutt Road, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Harrow Road, HA9 Harrow Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Harrowdene Road, HA9 Harrowdene Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
High Road, HA9 High Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Highfield Avenue, HA9 Highfield Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hillcroft Crescent, HA9 Hillcroft Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, HA9 Hillside Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Hollycroft Avenue, HA9 Hollycroft Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Ken Way, HA9 Ken Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Keysham Court, HA9 Keysham Court is a location in London.
Kinch Grove, HA9 Kinch Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Kingswood Road, HA9 Kingswood Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lovett Way, HA9 Lovett 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.
Nathans Road, HA9 Nathans Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
North Circular Road, HA9 North Circular Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Northwick Avenue, HA9 Northwick Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Oakington Avenue, HA9 Oakington Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Old High Street, HA9 Old High Street 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
Olympic Way, HA9 Olympic Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Palace Arts Way, HA9 Palace Arts Way is a location in London.
Park Chase, HA9 Park Chase is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Peel Road, HA9 Peel Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Pendolino Way, HA9 Pendolino Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Pienna Apartments, HA9 Pienna Apartments is a location in London.
Preston Road, HA9 Preston Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Raglan Court, HA9 Raglan Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rainborough Close, HA9 Rainborough Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Redwood House, HA9 Redwood House is a location in London.
Richmond Court, HA9 Richmond Court is a location in London.
Rutherford Way, HA9 Rutherford Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Station Grove, HA9 Station Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Talisman Way, HA9 Talisman Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Broadway, HA9 The Broadway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Fairway, HA9 The Fairway is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Gables, HA9 The Gables is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Link, HA9 The Link is a road in the HA9 postcode area
The Martins, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Toley Avenue, HA9 Toley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Uxendon Crescent, HA9 Uxendon Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Weaver Walk, HA9 Weaver Walk is a location in London.
Wembley Hill Road, HA9 Wembley Hill Road 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
Windermere Avenue, HA9 Windermere Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Windermere Court, HA9 Windermere Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Winthrop Walk, HA9 Winthrop Walk is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.


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.


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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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