Northwick Park Hospital

Hospital in/near Northwick Park, existing between the 1970s and now

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Northwick Park Hospital (NPH) is a hospital located on the border of the London boroughs of Brent and Harrow.

Designed by the British architect John Weeks (1921–2005), the hospital was commissioned by the NW Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board in the late 1960s, and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970. The design of the hospital was largely inspired by British obsolescence studies, in which a loose-jointed medical complex was created with flexibility to withstand obsolescence’s unpredictable effects.

With a fixed internal street system, the architects referred to the hospital as "an indeterminate architecture" with "no final plan" – free to grow and change over time.

In March 1975, the world’s first body CT Scanner was installed at Northwick Park Hospital.

In 1994, the internationally renowned St Mark’s Hospital, previously located in central London, moved into a wing of the hospital formerly occupied by the Medical Research Council. The hospital retains its research pedigree through its association with Imperial College School of Medicine and its own Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research.

It featured in the opening credits of the episode "The Germans" of the comedy TV series Fawlty Towers and the 1976 horror film The Omen, and has been used as a set for both series of the Channel 4 comedy Green Wing and the seventh series of ITV’s Prime Suspect.

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

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

Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
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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!


Northwick Park Northwick Park is a park, suburb and tube station.

Ashburnham Avenue, HA1 Ashburnham Avenue is a road in the HA1 postcode area
Ashburnham Gardens, HA1 Ashburnham Gardens is a road in the HA1 postcode area
Cedar Courton, HA3 Cedar Courton lies within the HA3 postcode.
Kenton Road, HA1 Kenton Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Nightingale Avenue, HA1 Nightingale Avenue is the main road serving the accommodation of Northwick Park hospital.
Northwick Avenue, HA3 Northwick Avenue was built as part of the Churchill Estate.
Northwick Close, HA1 Northwick Close is a cul-de-sac in Northwick Park.
Proyers Path, HA1 Proyers Path is a road in the HA1 postcode area
Rushout Avenue, HA3 Rushout Avenue dates from just before the First World War.
St Marks Close, HA1 St Marks Close lies within the Northwick Park hospital complex.
The Ducker Footpath, HA0 The Ducker Footpath is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Thurlby Close, HA1 A street within the HA1 postcode

The Forum Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Junction This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.

Northwick Park

Northwick Park is a park, suburb and tube station.

The park was originally an estate which was part of Sheepcote Farm and named after its lord, Northwick. Middlesex County Council acquired 192 acres in the 1930s to create public land. The amount of public open space has since diminished, partly due to the building of Northwick Park Hospital.

The Metropolitan Railway run their lines through here in 1880. The station opened only in 1923 as the surrounding suburbs were built.

Kenton station on the Bakerloo line and London Overground is within walking distance.

Woodcock Dell farm, Kenton (1901)
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