Peel Drive, NW9

Road in/near Grahame Park

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Road · Grahame Park · NW9 ·
JANUARY
14
2021

Peel Drive was named for Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police.





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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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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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Comment
   
Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Silk Stream (1916) The Silk Stream was the stream which fed the Welsh Harp reservoir.

NEARBY STREETS
Achill Close, NW9 Achill Close is a location in London.
Aerodrome Road, NW4 Aerodrome Road dates from the building of Hendon Way.
Aerodrome Road, NW9 Aerodrome Road is one of the main roads through Grahame Park.
Alderney Close, NW9 Alderney Close is a location in London.
Alwyn Gardens, NW4 Alwyn Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Aviation Drive, NW9 Aviation Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Beaufort Square, NW9 Beaufort Square is a location in London.
Bernera Walk, NW9 Bernera Walk is in Colindale Gardens.
Boulevard Drive, NW9 Boulevard Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Buckingham Court, NW4 Buckingham Court is a street in Hendon.
Canberra Close, NW4 Canberra Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Chancellor Place, NW9 Chancellor Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Clarendon Gardens, NW4 Clarendon Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Clovelly Avenue, NW9 Clovelly Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colindeep Lane, NW9 Colindeep Lane is a particularly old route.
Colonsay Drive, NW9 Colonsay Drive is a location in London.
Commander Avenue, NW9 Commander Avenue is a location in London.
Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 Denmark Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
East Drive, NW9 East Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Felar Walk, NW9 Felar Walk is a location in London.
Heritage Avenue, NW9 Heritage Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hoy Close, NW9 Hoy Close is a road in London NW9.
Lismore Boulevard, NW9 Lismore Boulevard is the main road of Colindale Gardens.
Lynton Avenue, NW9 Lynton Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
M1, NW4 The M1, as it enters the NW4 postcode, is the southernmost section of this motorway.
Marlow Court, NW9 Marlow Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Propeller Way, NW9 Propeller Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rowan Drive, NW9 Rowan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Selborne Gardens, NW4 Selborne Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
The Loning, NW9 The Loning has properties built by Ernest Trobridge at its cul-de-sac end.
Thonrey Close, NW9 Thonrey Close is one of the newer roads of Colindale.
Watford Way, NW4 Watford Way runs from Hendon Central circus to Apex Corner.
Wilshaw Close, NW4 Wilshaw Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Wilshaw Street, NW4 A street within the NW4 postcode

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


Grahame Park

Grahame Park was built on the site of the old Hendon Aerodrome.

The estate is named in honour of Claude Grahame-White, the aviation pioneer who established the Hendon Aerodrome and aviation school on the site. Most roads, blocks and walkways have names linked to the aviation history of the site.

The building of the estate was a joint project between the Greater London Council and Barnet Council. The estate was designed in a ’Brutalist. style and the first residents moved in during October 1971. Barnet Council is refurbishing much of the estate with a 2032 completion date.

The Royal Air Force Museum is situated immediately to the south-east of the estate.


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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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