Matthews Close, HA9

Road in/near Wembley Park

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2021

Matthews Close is a location in London.





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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Forty Farm Forty Farm was situated where the Sudbury to Kingsbury road crossed the Lidding at Forty Bridge.
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.
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
Bowling Green Court, HA9 Bowling Green Court 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
Corringham Road, HA9 Corringham Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Crown Walk, HA9 Crown Walk is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Danes Court, HA9 Danes Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
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.
Empire House, HA9 Residential block
Empire Parade, HA9 Empire Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Eversley Avenue, HA9 Eversley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
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 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.
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.
Grendon Gardens, HA9 Grendon Gardens 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
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
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
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.
Lawns Court, HA9 Lawns Court is a location in London.
Lovett Way, HA9 Lovett Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Mason Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Mayfields Close, HA9 Mayfields Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Mayfields, HA9 Mayfields is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Nathans Road, HA9 Nathans Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Newland Court, HA9 Newland Court is a road in the HA9 postcode area
North Circular Road, HA9 North Circular Road is a road in the HA9 postcode area
North End Road, HA9 North End Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
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.
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
Preston Road, HA9 Preston Road 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
Richmond Court, HA9 Richmond Court is a location in London.
South Gardens, HA9 South Gardens is a location in London.
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 Crossways, HA9 The Crossways 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
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
Welford Centre, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Wembley Park Drive, HA9 Wembley Park Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
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.
Windsor Crescent, HA9 Windsor Crescent 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.

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.


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
Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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