Achill Close, NW9

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Road · Colindale · NW9 ·
December
10
2020

Achill Close is a location in London.





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   

Schweppes factory
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Colindale Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.
Silk Stream (1916) The Silk Stream was the stream which fed the Welsh Harp reservoir.

NEARBY STREETS
Aerodrome Road, NW9 Aerodrome Road is one of the main roads through Grahame Park.
Alderney Close, NW9 Alderney Close is a location in London.
Aviation Drive, NW9 Aviation Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bailey Court, NW9 Bailey Court is a block on Lingard Avenue.
Beaufort Square, NW9 Beaufort Square is a location in London.
Beaulieu Close, NW9 Beaulieu Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bernera Walk, NW9 Bernera Walk is in Colindale Gardens.
Beverley Drive, NW9 Observer Close is one of the ’newspaper’ roads of Colindale.
Blundell Road, NW9 Blundell Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Boulevard Drive, NW9 Boulevard Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Broadview, NW9 Chronicle Avenue runs behind Colindale Park.
Chancellor Place, NW9 Chancellor Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Charcot Road, NW9 Charcot Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Chequers Close, NW9 Chequers Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Clovelly Avenue, NW9 Clovelly Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Parade, NW9 Colin Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Park Road, NW9 Colin Park Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Colindeep Lane, NW9 Colindeep Lane is a particularly old route.
Colonsay Drive, NW9 Colonsay Drive is a location in London.
Commander Avenue, NW9 Commander Avenue is a location in London.
Court Way, NW9 Court Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 Denmark Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Douglas, NW9 Douglas is a street in Kingsbury.
East Drive, NW9 East Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
European Business Centre, NW9 European Business Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Felar Walk, NW9 Felar Walk is a location in London.
Ferndene, NW9 Ferndene is a street in Kingsbury.
Galton Court, NW9 Galton Court is a block in Colindale.
Gresswell, NW9 Gresswell is a street in Kingsbury.
Heritage Avenue, NW9 Heritage Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Holmstall Avenue, NW9 Tanner Close links Charcot Road and Lingard Avenue.
Hoy Close, NW9 Hoy Close is a road in London NW9.
Joslin Avenue, NW9 Joslin Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lismore Boulevard, NW9 Lismore Boulevard is the main road of Colindale Gardens.
Lynton Avenue, NW9 Lynton Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Manor Way, NW9 Manor Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Marlow Court, NW9 Marlow Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Martynside, NW9 Martynside is a street in Kingsbury.
Moineau, NW9 Moineau is a street in Kingsbury.
Montrose Avenue, NW9 Salk Close lies off of Charcot Road.
Mornington Close, NW9 Mornington Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Pasteur Close, NW9 Pasteur Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Peel Drive, NW9 Peel Drive was named for Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police.
Poolsford Road, NW9 Poolsford Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Randall, NW9 Randall is a street in Kingsbury.
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ross Court, NW9 Ross Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rowan Drive, NW9 Rowan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sanday Drive, NW9 Sanday Drive is a location in London.
Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 Sheaveshill Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Sheaveshill Court, NW9 Sheaveshill Court is a block on Edgware Road.
Simpson House, NW9 Simpson House is a location in London.
Sunnyside Terrace, NW9 Sunnyside Terrace is a street in Kingsbury.
The Loning, NW9 The Loning has properties built by Ernest Trobridge at its cul-de-sac end.
Thonrey Close, NW9 Thonrey Close is one of the newer roads of Colindale.

NEARBY PUBS
The Beaufort This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Colindale

Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.

Formerly in the borough and ancient parish of Hendon, Colindale was essentially the dale between Mill Hill and Burroughs. By the middle of the 20th century, it had come to include that part of the Edgware Road between The Hyde, and Burnt Oak.

The area is named after a 16th century family of the same name. Until the 20th century Collindale, was without any buildings save for a large house called Collindale Lodge, Collindale Farm, and a few cottages. (A spelling with two L’s has been used, as on this printed in 1873.) All of these properties were on Collindeep Lane, which had in the medieval period been an alternative route out of London (via Hampstead, Golders Green, and Hendon) to the Edgware Road. By the end of the 16th century it was not often used as a main road, and by the middle part of the 19th century was called Ancient Street.

By the end of the 19th century cheap land prices made Colindale attractive to developers. Colindale Hospital was started in 1898 as an asylum for the long term sick of central London, and The Government Lymph Establishment for making vaccines was built in 1907. By 1996 the majority of the hospital was closed, and at present lies mostly derelict. In 1902 the British Museum built a new depository, and kept the newspaper collection there from 1934.

Garstin’s Ltd established a trunk factory in 1901, as well as a row of cottages called Leatherville, as such they constitute the first manufacturer in the Collindale. By 1914 there was already housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley avenues mostly to house the workers of these endeavours. Immediately after the First World War a number of other manufacturing companies came to Colindale. Franco Illuminated Signs came to Aerodrome Road in 1922. They made their money making the lights for the Franco British Exhibition (1909), from which they took their name (later abbreviated to Franco). They were best known for the neon signs to be found in Piccadilly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Frigidaire started in a wooden shack in Aerodrome Road, employing 11 people in 1923, and selling the first automatic household fridges in England. The reason why many of these and other companies chose Colindale was that there was land available for expansion. However by 1923 the tube railway reached Colindale, land prices increased and factory expansion was not realisable. A number of industries looked elsewhere for premises. In 1931 Fridgdaire, for example, decided to build a new manufacturing plant on the Edgware Road and had moved its entire operations there by 1946.

Colindale station opened on 18 August 1924 on what was then the Hampstead and Highgate Line as the first station on the second section of the Underground’s extension to Edgware.

After the station opened suburban development was rapid, and by 1939 much of the western side was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate built by F. H. Stucke & Co, built around Colindeep Lane (1927). A number of the houses on this estate are by the architect E. G. Trobridge. St Matthias started as a mission church in 1905. Its permanent building was opened in 1934 and rebuilt 1971-3. Colindale infants’ school was started in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In September of 1940 Colindale tube station and the Newpaper Library (rebuilt 1957) were bombed, and the site was visited by George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The V1 flying bombs hit Colindale Hospital on 1 July 1944 killing four members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Places of interest include the British Library newspaper depository, the Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet College, and the Peel Centre (better known as Hendon Police College).

A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Here also is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome.


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Hendon Central (1923)
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Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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