Olympic Square, HA9

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Olympic Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area





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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
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.
Alexandra Court, HA9 Alexandra Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Alto Apartments, HA9 Alto Apartments is a location in London.
Anton Place, HA9 Anton Place is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Arena Square, HA9 Arena Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Bowater Road, HA9 Bowater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bridge Road, HA9 Bridge Road runs past Wembley Park station.
Brook Avenue, HA9 Brook Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Crown Walk, HA9 Crown Walk is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Dakota Building, HA9 Dakota Building is a location in London.
Danes Court, HA9 Danes Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dugolly Avenue, HA9 Dugolly 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.
Elvin Gardens, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Empire Court, HA9 Empire Court is a location in London.
Empire House, HA9 Residential block
Empire Parade, HA9 Empire Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Empire Way, HA9 Empire Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Empireway, HA9 Empireway is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Engineers Way, HA9 Engineers Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Exhibition Way, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Fifth Way, HA9 Fifth Way 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.
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.
Harbutt Road, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Kingswood Road, HA9 Kingswood Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lakeside Way, HA9 Lakeside Way is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Manor Drive, HA9 Manor Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Matthews Close, HA9 Matthews Close is a location in London.
North End Road, HA9 North End Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Olympic Way, HA9 Olympic Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Palace Arts Way, HA9 Palace Arts Way is a location in London.
Park Place, HA9 Park Place is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Peace Grove, HA9 Peace Grove is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Pienna Apartments, HA9 Pienna Apartments is a location in London.
Quadrant Court, HA9 Quadrant Court is a location in London.
Raglan Court, HA9 Raglan Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Redwood House, HA9 Redwood House is a location in London.
Rook Close, HA9 Rook Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rubicon House, HA9 Rubicon House is a location in London.
Rutherford Way, HA9 Rutherford Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Second Way, HA9 Second Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Stadium Business Centre, HA9 Stadium Business Centre is a location in London.
Stadium Way, HA9 Stadium Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Gables, HA9 The Gables is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Watkin Road, HA9 Watkin Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Weaver Walk, HA9 Weaver Walk is a location in London.
Welford Centre, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Wellspring Crescent, HA9 Wellspring Crescent is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 Wembley Park Boulevard serves a retail zone near to Wembley Stadium.
Wembley Park Business Centre, HA9 Wembley Park Business Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Park Drive, HA9 Wembley Park Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Retail Park, HA9 Wembley Retail Park is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Windsor Crescent, HA9 Windsor Crescent 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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Oakington Manor Farm
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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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Oakington Manor Farm
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