Fairfield Avenue, NW4

Road in/near Hendon Central

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Road · Hendon Central · NW4 ·
July
8
2017

Fairfield Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area





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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

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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Comment
   
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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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hendon Park Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.

NEARBY STREETS
Allington Road, NW4 Allington Road is a street in Hendon.
Audley Road, NW4 Audley Road is a street in Hendon.
Beaufort Gardens, NW4 Beaufort Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Bertram Road, NW4 Bertram Road is a street in Hendon.
Brent Park Road, NW4 Brent Park Road is a street in Hendon.
Cheyne Walk, NW4 Cheyne Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Crespigny Road, NW4 Crespigny Road is a street in Hendon.
Dallas Road, NW4 Dallas Road is a road running parallel to the Midland railway and M1.
Daniel Place, NW4 Daniel Place is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Dartmouth Road, NW4 Dartmouth Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Denehurst Gardens, NW4 Denehurst Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Elliot Road, NW4 Elliot Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Etheridge Road, NW4 Etheridge Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Everton Court, NW4 A street within the NW4 postcode
Foscote Road, NW4 Foscote Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Graham Road, NW4 Graham Road is a street in Hendon.
Hendon Way, NW4 Hendon Way is a major route through Hendon.
Hollyview Close, NW4 Hollyview Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Layfield Close, NW4 Layfield Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Layfield Crescent, NW4 Layfield Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Layfield Road, NW4 Layfield Road is a street in Hendon.
Nicoll Place, NW4 Nicoll Place is a street in Hendon.
Prince Charles Drive, NW4 Prince Charles Drive is a street in Hendon.
Renters Avenue, NW4 Renters Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Riverside, NW4 Riverside is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Saint David’s Place, NW4 Saint David’s Place is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sevington Road, NW4 Sevington Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Spalding Road, NW4 Spalding Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
St Davids Place, NW4 St Davids Place is a street in Hendon.
Station Road, NW4 Station Road led from the centre of Hendon village to its first station and to the Edgware Road.
Sturgess Avenue, NW4 Sturgess Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Vicarage Road, NW4 Vicarage Road is a street in Hendon.
Vivian Avenue, NW4 Vivian Avenue dates from just before the First World War.

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


Hendon Central

Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.

Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood in lonely glory amid fields, as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London’s suburbs.

The station is a Grade II listed building, designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 73 metres in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as ’Central Circus’; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals.

Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements. He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an ever-widening cluster of new houses.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Brent Cross, 1947
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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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In the neighbourhood...

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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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