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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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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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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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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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
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.
Cottenham Drive, NW9 Thonrey Close is one of the newer roads of Colindale.
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.
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
Quadrant Close, NW4 Quadrant Close is a block on the corner of Watford Way and The Burroughs.
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
The Burroughs, NW4 The Burroughs, now simply a road, referred to a hamlet until the 1890s.
Watford Way, NW4 Watford Way runs from Hendon Central circus to Apex Corner.

NEARBY PUBS
White Bear It is believed that there was an inn at the site of The White Bear since Tudor times.


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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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