Stretton Way, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1955 and now

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Road · Borehamwood · WD6 ·
MAY
12
2018

Stretton Way is named after a deserted medieval village.

Stretton Magna (or Great Stretton) was an abandoned village located in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, near to the modern A1. Gartree Road, a Roman Road, runs adjacent to Great Stretton and is the reason for its name.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY



Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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Colin Trotman   
Added: 28 Oct 2020 14:35 GMT   

Old Red Lion
I feel your suggestion that the Old Red Lion on Green Street was ’demolished in 1962’ is incorrect; I was born in Borehamwood in 1957, and remember it well - must have therefore still been there in the mid sixties at least.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 24 Nov 2020 14:02 GMT   

Red Lion demolition
There were two pubs in Green Street. While our source of information may be incorrect, the second one we think DID last until the late 1960s as Patrick McGoohan drank there while creating ’The Prisoner’

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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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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 STREETS
Allerton Close, WD6 Allerton Close, like Allerton Road, is named after a village in North Yorkshire.
Allerton Road, WD6 Allerton Road is named after Allerton Mauleverer - a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire.
Aycliffe Road, WD6 Aycliffe Road is one of the main roads in the north of Borehamwood.
Bairstow Close, WD6 Bairstow Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Baldock Way, WD6 Baldock Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Barnsdale Close, WD6 Barnsdale Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Belford Road, WD6 Belford Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Berwick Road, WD6 Berwick Road is in the WD6 postcode area.
Blyth Close, WD6 Blyth Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Buckton Road, WD6 Buckton Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Castleford Close, WD6 Castleford Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Castleforoad Close, WD6 Castleforoad Close is a location in London.
Champions Close, WD6 Champions Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Cromwell Road, WD6 Cromwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Darrington Road, WD6 Darrington Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Farm Close, WD6 Farm Close is situated on the Organ Hall Estate of Borehamwood.
Farrant Way, WD6 Farrant Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Felton Close, WD6 Felton Close, Borehamwood.
Fenwick Path, WD6 Fenwick Path runs between Morpeth Avenue and Berwick Road.
Haggerston Road, WD6 Haggerston Road is in the WD6 postcode area.
Lamberton Court, WD6 Lamberton Court is a location in London.
Leeming Road, WD6 Leeming Road is a shopping area in the north of Borehamwood.
Micklefield Way, WD6 Micklefield Way is a road in Borehamwood.
Milby Court, WD6 Milby Court is a location in London.
Morpeth Avenue, WD6 Morpeth Avenue is in the WD6 postcode area.
Northgate Path, WD6 Northgate Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Organ Hall Road, WD6 Organ Hall Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Rossington Avenue, WD6 Rossington Avenue, built in the 1950s, is situated in the north part of Borehamwood.
Sinderby Close, WD6 Sinderby Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
St. Neots Close, WD6 St. Neots Close is a location in London.
Stanley Gardens, WD6 Stanley Gardens is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Stannington Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Tallis Way, WD6 Tallis Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
The Campions, WD6 The Campions is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tomkins Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Torworth Road, WD6 Torworth Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Tuxford Close, WD6 Tuxford Close is a cul-de-sac in Borehamwood.
Welham Close, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Wentbridge Path, WD6 Wentbridge Path is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Wetherby Road, WD6 Wetherby Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Green Dragon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shooting Star 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
Aberford Park lake
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Meryfield crest
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Leeming Road, WD6
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Campions School
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Meryfield crest
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The Boreham Wood and Elstree Post, a local newspaper, ran a feature about the early days of the Laing's Elstree and Boreham Wood estate in Hertfordshire.
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Leeming Road, WD6
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The "top end" of Aycliffe Road when the hilly ground there was still largely undeveveloped.
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