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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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

Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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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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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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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.
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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