Brent Cross

Underground station, existing between 1923 and now

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Brent Cross tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Hendon Central and Golders Green. The Brent Cross shopping centre is nearby.

The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Brent on the 19 November 1923, the first station on the extension of what was then known as the Hampstead & Highgate Line through undeveloped rural areas to Edgware. The extension had first been planned prior to World War I when the station had been due to be called Woodstock. It was renamed from Brent to its current name on the 20 July 1976 opening of the shopping centre.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Grove Farm Grove Farm changed usage between a farm and a house before being overwhelmed by suburbia.
Whitefield School Whitefield School is a secondary school and sixth form.

THE STREETS OF BRENT CROSS
Adrian Avenue, NW2 Adrian Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Brent Cross Gardens, NW4 Brent Cross Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Brentfield Gardens, NW11 Brentfield Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Elmcroft Crescent, NW11 Elmcroft Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Etheridge Road, NW4 Etheridge Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Everton Court, NW4 A street within the NW4 postcode
Hamilton Road, NW11 Hamilton Road is a street in Golders Green.
Heathfield Gardens, NW11 Heathfield Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Henden Way, NW2 Henden Way is a location in London.
Hendon Way, NW2 Hendon Way is a location in London.
Highfield Avenue, NW11 Highfield Avenue runs between Golders Green Road and Brent Cross/
Layfield Close, NW4 Layfield Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Marble Drive, NW2 Marble Drive is a street in Cricklewood.
Pearl Close, NW2 Pearl Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Prince Charles Drive, NW4 Prince Charles Drive is a street in Hendon.
Sandringham Road, NW11 Sandringham Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Siding Street, E20 Siding Street is a location in London.
Sinclair Grove, NW11 Sinclair Grove runs from Western Avenue to Golders Green Road.
Spalding Road, NW4 Spalding Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
St Marys Road, NW11 St Mary’s Road is a street in Brent Cross.
Stadium Crescent West, NW4 Stadium Crescent West is a road in the E3 postcode area
Stadium Road East, NW4 Stadium Road East is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Stadium Road East, NW4 Stadium Road East is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Station Approach, NW11 Station Approach is a street in Golders Green.
Tempelhof Avenue, NW2 Tempelhof Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Tempelhof Avenue, NW4 Tempelhof Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Tilling Road, NW2 Tilling Road was named after Thomas Tilling, founder of the London omnibus firm.
Topaz Walk, NW2 Topaz Walk is a location in London.
Wallcote Avenue, NW2 Wallcote Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Western Avenue, NW11 Western Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Whitefield Avenue, NW2 Whitefield Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Woodville Gardens, NW11 Woodville Gardens is a location in London.
Woodville Road, NW11 Woodville Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
Brent Cross, 1947
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Brent station
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Plough with horses
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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Brent Cross, 1947
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Brent station
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One of the ends of Sinclair Grove, NW11
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Sinclair Grove in more halcyon days
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