Great Central Way, HA9

Road in/near Wembley Park

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Road · Wembley Park · HA9 ·
December
16
2020

Great Central Way is a location in London.

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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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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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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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Lived here
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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Oakington Manor Farm Oakington Manor Farm derived its name from a corruption of the name ’Tokyngton’.

NEARBY STREETS
Atlas Road, HA9 Atlas Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bentham Walk, NW10 Bentham Walk is a street in Willesden.
Carey Way, HA9 Carey Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Chippenham Avenue, HA9 Chippenham Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Fifth Way, HA9 Fifth Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
First Way, HA9 First Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fourth Way, HA9 Fourth Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Grove Way, HA9 Grove Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hallmark Trading Centre, HA9 Hallmark Trading Centre is on Fourth Way.
Hannah Close, NW10 Hannah Close is a street in Willesden.
Hardie Close, NW10 Hardie Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Lansbury Close, NW10 Lansbury Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Laxcon Close, NW10 Laxcon Close is a street in Willesden.
Lewis Crescent, NW10 Lewis Crescent is a street in Willesden.
Lovett Way, NW10 Lovett Way is a street in Willesden.
Park View, HA9 Park View is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Popin Business Centre, HA9 Popin Business Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rubicon House, HA9 Rubicon House is a location in London.
Second Way, HA9 Second Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
South Way, HA9 South Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
St Raphael’s Way, NW10 St Raphael’s Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Third Way, HA9 Third Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Towers Business Park, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Tudor Court North, HA9 Tudor Court North is a road in the HA9 postcode area

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


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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Craven Park Road, Harlesden
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Hillside, Stonebridge
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Nicoll Road, NW10
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St.Mary’s Road, Harlesden
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Shelley Road NW10
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Park Road, NW10
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Oakington Manor Farm
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