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JANUARY
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2021

Salk Close lies off of Charcot Road.





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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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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.

NEARBY STREETS
Achill Close, NW9 Achill Close is a location in London.
Aeroville, NW9 Aeroville is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Annesley Avenue, NW9 Annesley Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bailey Court, NW9 Bailey Court is a block on Lingard Avenue.
Barnhill Road, NW9 Harvey Close lies off of Lingard Avenue.
Beaumont Court, NW9 Beaumont Court is a location in London.
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.
Bonsai Point 399J, NW9 Bonsai Point 399J is a location in London.
Booth Road, NW9 Booth Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Bristol Avenue, NW9 Bristol Avenue is one of the main roads of Grahame Park.
Broadview, NW9 Chronicle Avenue runs behind Colindale Park.
Canterbury Court, NW9 Canterbury Court is a location in London.
Cecil Road, NW9 Cecil Road is a street in Kingsbury.
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
Cherry Close, NW9 Cherry Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colindale Avenue, NW9 Colindale Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Coningsby Avenue, NW9 Coningsby Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Douglas, NW9 Douglas is a street in Kingsbury.
Eagle Drive, NW9 Eagle Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ember Court, NW9 Ember Court is a street in Kingsbury.
European Business Centre, NW9 European Business Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Falcon Way, NW9 Falcon Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Felix Court, NW9 Felix Court is a location in London.
Ferndene, NW9 Ferndene is a street in Kingsbury.
Filton Close, NW9 Filton Close is a location in London.
Five Acre, NW9 Five Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Further Acre, NW9 Further Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Galton Court, NW9 Galton Court is a block in Colindale.
Galy, NW9 Needleman Close lies in NW9.
Gresswell, NW9 Gresswell is a street in Kingsbury.
Harrier Road, NW9 Harrier Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hazel Close, NW9 Hazel Close 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.
Hundred Acre, NW9 Hundred Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Joslin Avenue, NW9 Joslin Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kenley Avenue, NW9 Kenley Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kent Court, NW9 Kent Court is a street in Kingsbury.
Kestrel Close, NW9 Kestrel Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lingard Avenue, NW9 Lingard Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mannock Close, NW9 Mannock Close is a location in London.
Martynside, NW9 Martynside is a street in Kingsbury.
Moineau, NW9 Moineau is a street in Kingsbury.
Mornington Close, NW9 Mornington Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Nobel Close, NW9 Nobel Close is a road (and not a cul-de-sac despite the name) in Colindale.
Pasteur Close, NW9 Pasteur Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Percival Avenue, NW9 Percival Avenue is a location in London.
Portman Gardens, NW9 Portman Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Randall, NW9 Randall is a street in Kingsbury.
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Raven Close, NW9 Raven Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sanday Drive, NW9 Sanday Drive is a location in London.
Silverworks Close, NW9 Silverworks Close is a location in London.
Simpson House, NW9 Simpson House is a location in London.
Stonecrop Close, NW9 Stonecrop Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sunnyside Terrace, NW9 Sunnyside Terrace is a street in Kingsbury.
Swan Drive, NW9 Swan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Tangmere Way, NW9 Tangmere Way is a street in Kingsbury.
The Greenway, NW9 The Greenway is a street in Kingsbury.
The Mall, NW9 Back Lane runs down to Silk Stream.
Valentina Avenue, NW9 Valentina Avenue is a location in London.
Zenith Close, NW9 Zenith Close is a location in London.

NEARBY PUBS
The Chandos Arms 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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Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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