Alan Coren Close, NW2

Road in/near Dollis Hill, existing between the 2010s and now

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Alan Coren Close, NW2

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November
12
2020

Alan Coren Close is named for an important contributor to Cricklewood culture.

Alan Coren Close is named after the English satirist Alan Coren (1938–2007). Coren was well-known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz ’The News Quiz’ and a team captain on BBC television’s ’Call My Bluff’. He was, for almost a decade, the editor of ’Punch’ magazine.

Alan Coren was born in East Barnet and educated at East Barnet Grammar School followed by Wadham College at Oxford. He studied for a doctorate in modern American literature at Yale and Berkeley.

He began his writing career by selling articles to ’Punch’ and was later offered a full-time job there. In 1966, he became Punch’s literary editor, becoming deputy editor in 1969 and editor in 1977. When Coren left Punch in 1987, he became editor of The Listener, continuing there until 1989.

In 1977, Coren was invited to be one of the regular panellists on BBC Radio 4’s then-new satirical quiz show, ’The News Quiz’. He continued until 2007.

Coren published twenty books which were collections of his newspaper columns, such as ’Golfing for Cats’ and ’The Cricklewood Diet’.

He died from the effects of cancer in 2007 at his home in north London. His children, Giles and Victoria, are both journalists.




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Alan Coren Close - north of Cricklewood

Alan Coren Close - north of Cricklewood
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Broadfield Close, NW2 Broadfield Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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Coppermead Close, NW2 Coppermead Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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Hassop Road, NW2 Hassop Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Heber Road, NW2 Heber Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Hill Close, NW2 Hill Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Hudson Way, NW2 Hudson Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Ivy Road, NW2 Ivy Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Langton Road, NW2 Langton Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Larch Road, NW2 Larch Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Longberrys, NW2 Longberrys is a street in Cricklewood.
Longley Way, NW2 Longley Way is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mascotts Close, NW2 Mascotts Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Midland Terrace, NW2 Midland Terrace is a street in Cricklewood.
Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate, NW2 Millennium Business Centre Humber Trading Estate is a street in Cricklewood.
Mora Road, NW2 Mora Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Newton Road, NW2 Newton Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Olive Road, NW2 Olive Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Oman Avenue, NW2 Oman Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Oxleys Road, NW2 Oxleys Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Park Lodge, NW2 Park Lodge is a street in Cricklewood.
Park Side, NW2 Park Side is a street in Cricklewood.
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Pine Road, NW2 Pine Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Pinemartin Close, NW2 Pinemartin Close is a street in Cricklewood.
Pippin Close, NW2 Pippin Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Roman Road, NW2 Roman Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Rusper Close, NW2 Rusper Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Sancroft Close, NW2 Sancroft Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Shobroke Close, NW2 Shobroke Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
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Dollis Hill

Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.

The Dollis Hill Estate was formed in the early 19th century, when the Finch family bought up a number of farms in the area to form a single estate. Dollis Hill House itself was built in the 1820s.

William Ewart Gladstone, the UK Prime Minister, was a frequent visitor to Dollis Hill House in the late 19th century. The year after his death, 1899, Willesden Council acquired much of the Dollis Hill Estate for use as a public park, which was named Gladstone Park.

Mark Twain stayed in Dollis Hill House in the summer of 1900. He wrote that ’Dollis Hill comes nearer to being a paradise than any other home I ever occupied’.

With the advent of a station at Dollis Hill in 1909, the area began to urbanise. It became a suburban area favoured by Jewish Londoners moving out of the East End - its synagogue opened in 1938.

The code-breaking Colossus computer, used at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill by a team lead by Tommy Flowers. The station was relocated to Martlesham Heath at the end of the 1970s. A World War II bunker for Winston Churchill called Paddock is also located in the area.

The fictional Dollis Hill Football Club features occasionally in the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and Dollis Hill tube station, although real, is frequently played in the radio panel game Mornington Crescent.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Woodstock House
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Hendon Greyhound Stadium
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Hendon Fever Hospital
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Oxgate Farm
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Dudden Hill Farm
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Willesden (Bramley's) Farm.
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