M1, NW4

Motorway in/near Hendon, existing between 1967 and now

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Motorway · Hendon · NW4 ·
JUNE
25
2018

The M1, as it enters the NW4 postcode, is the southernmost section of this motorway.

The road is more informally called the "Hendon Urban Motorway" its name when proposed in 1961.

In the late 1950s, the M1 was still planned to head all the way to Marble Arch. In 1961, the proposals were made for the Hendon Urban Motorway between Watford and the A406 North Circular Road, part of a grander plan.

This section of the M1 was constructed in 1967.


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

NEARBY STREETS
Admiral Court, NW4 Admiral Court is a building on Barton Close.
Aerodrome Road, NW4 Aerodrome Road dates from the building of Hendon Way.
Alderney Close, NW9 Alderney Close is a location in London.
Alwyn Gardens, NW4 Alwyn Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Ansel Adams Way, HA2 Ansel Adams Way is a location in London.
Barton Close, NW4 Barton Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Bavdene Mews, NW4 Bavdene Mews is a small thoroughfare off of The Burroughs.
Bob Currie Close, HA2 Bob Currie Close is a location in London.
Bonville Gardens, NW4 Bonville Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Breasy Place, NW4 Breasy Place is a street in Hendon.
Burroughs Gardens, NW4 Burroughs Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Burroughs Parade, NW4 Burroughs Parade is a street in Hendon.
Canberra Close, NW4 Canberra Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Capa Taro Way, HA2 Capa Taro Way is a location in London.
Colin Crescent, NW9 Colin Crescent is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Gardens, NW9 Colin Gardens is a street in Kingsbury.
Colindeep Gardens, NW4 Colindeep Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Colindeep Lane, NW4 Colindeep Lane runs west from the A41.
Colonsay Drive, NW9 Colonsay Drive is a location in London.
Connaught Business Centre, NW9 Connaught Business Centre is a location in London.
Crossway, NW9 Crossway is a street in Kingsbury.
Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 Denmark Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Edgeworth Crescent, NW4 Edgeworth Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Endersleigh Gardens, NW4 Endersleigh Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Felar Walk, NW9 Felar Walk is a location in London.
Greyhound Hill, NW4 Greyhound Hill was part of a medieval route which ran from Church End, Hendon to Mill Hill at the Three Hammers pub on the Ridgeway.
Hatchcroft, NW4 Hatchcroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Hendale Avenue, NW4 Hendale Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Humphry Repton Lane, HA9 Humphry Repton Lane is a location in London.
Lismore Boulevard, NW9 Lismore Boulevard is the main road of Colindale Gardens.
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Peel Drive, NW9 Peel Drive was named for Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police.
Propeller Way, NW9 Propeller Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rickard Close, NW4 Rickard Close is a street in Hendon.
Rowan Drive, NW9 Rowan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rushgrove Avenue, NW9 Rushgrove Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Rushgrove Parade, NW9 Rushgrove Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Scottwell Drive, NW9 Scottwell Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Selborne Gardens, NW4 Selborne Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
St Josephs Grove, NW4 St Josephs Grove is a street in Hendon.
St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 St Mary’s Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sunny Hill, NW4 Sunny Hill is a street in Hendon.
Swynford Gardens, NW4 Swynford Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
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.


Hendon

Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to north-bound trains.


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Hendon Central (1923)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Hendon was a Middlesex village, albeit large, until the arrival of the railway. The Midland Main Line reached Hendon in 1868 followed by London Underground further east under the name Hendon Central in 1923. The district is famous historically for the London Aerodrome which later became RAF Hendon.
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Greyhound Hill The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome.
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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