Damsel Walk, NW9

Road in/near West Hendon

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2021

Damsel Walk is a location in London.




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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

Lived here
Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Silk Stream Silk Stream is just over 4 kilometres long and lies entirely within the current London Borough of Barnet.
St John, Hendon St John is a church built by Temple Moore (1856–1920) was an English architect who was born in Tullamore, Ireland.

NEARBY STREETS
Algernon Road, NW4 Algernon Road is a street in Hendon.
Audley Road, NW4 Audley Road is a street in Hendon.
Bertram Road, NW4 Bertram Road is a street in Hendon.
Brent Park Road, NW9 Brent Park Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Brent View Road, NW4 Brent View Road is a terrace overlooking the Midland Main Line in West Hendon.
Brent View Road, NW9 Brent View Road is a location in London.
Cool Oak Lane, NW9 Cool Oak Lane connects West Hendon with Kingsbury.
Dallas Road, NW4 Dallas Road is a road running parallel to the Midland railway and M1.
Dartmouth Road, NW4 Dartmouth Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Dehar Crescent, NW9 Dehar Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Esmar Crescent, NW9 Esmar Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Gadsbury Close, NW9 Gadsbury Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Garrick Road, NW9 Garrick Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Goldsmith Avenue, NW9 Goldsmith Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Herbert Road, NW9 Herbert Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hollyview Close, NW4 Hollyview Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Ingledene Close, NW4 Ingledene Close is a location in London.
M1 motorway, NW4 The southernmost section of the M1 was built in 1977.
Malcolm Crescent, NW4 Malcolm Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Marriotts Close, NW9 Marriotts Close is a post-war development.
Marsh Drive, NW9 Marsh Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Milton Road, NW9 Milton Road was the site of the first church in West Hendon.
Montagu Road, NW4 Montagu Road is a street in Hendon.
Moorhen Drive, NW9 Moorhen Drive is a location in London.
Mount Road, NW4 Mount Road is a street in Hendon.
Park Road, NW9 Park Road is a street in Hendon.
Park Road, NW9 Park Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Perryfield Way, Perryfield Way lies within the postcode.
Perryfield Way, NW9 Perryfield Way is a location in London.
Pheasant Square, NW9 Pheasant Square is a location in London.
Pollard Road, NW9 Pollard Road was urbanised in the final decades of the nineteenth century.
Ramsay Road, NW9 Ramsay Road was the northernmost of a series of disappeared streets in West Hendon.
Ramsey Close, NW9 Ramsey Close consists of two storey semi-detached houses built in the 1980s.
Riverside, NW4 Riverside is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Russell Road, NW9 Russell Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Seelig Avenue, NW9 Seelig Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Shearwater Drive, NW9 Shearwater Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Silk Bridge Retail Park, NW9 Silk Bridge Retail Park is a location in London.
Sorrel Mead, NW9 Sorrel Mead is a location in London.
Station Road, NW9 Station Road was formerly called Burroughs Lane and led from the Burroughs to Edgware Road south of Silk Bridge.
Stuart Avenue, NW9 Stuart Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Telford Road, NW9 Telford Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
The Broadway, NW9 The Broadway is a street in Kingsbury.
Tyrrel Way, NW9 Tyrrel Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Vicarage Road, NW4 Vicarage Road is a street in Hendon.
Warner Close, NW9 Warner Close was part of the West Hendon Estate.
West Hendon Broadway, NW9 West Hendon Broadway is part of the Edgware Road.
Woolmead Avenue, NW9 Woolmead Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Woolmead Avenue, NW9 Woolmead Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Hendon Sea Training Corps This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Hanlons This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Midland Hotel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Upper Welsh Harp The Upper Welsh Harp was a pub on West Hendon Broadway.


West Hendon

West Hendon - or New Hendon to the older folk. Or The Hyde to those older folk's grandparents.

West Hendon was a settlement within that part of the ancient parish of Hendon known as the Hyde, and is now a part of the London Borough of Barnet.

It was formally known, from 1878–1890, as New Hendon, a small railway development on the Edgware Road. Before the 1830s there were three farms, Upper and Lower Guttershedge (east of the road) and Cockman’s in the Wood (west of the road) and an inn, The Welsh Harp. Between 1835 and 1838, the Brent Reservoir was constructed by damming the Brent and the Silk brooks and flooding much of Cockman’s Farm. The water was used to supply the Grand Union Canal. At its greatest extent, in 1853, it covered 400 acres but was dramatically reduced to 195 acres in the 1890s. Subsequently it has been reduced to 110 acres. It contains enough water to fill 3 million baths and in 1991 was believed to contain 10,000 lb of fish.

The residue of Cockman’s Farm became Woodfield House, home to the Roman Catholic Passioist Fathers (1852 and 1858). The house was demolished in 1940 and the site used by the Borough of Hendon and its successor the London Borough of Barnet as a plant nursery.

Originally The Harp and Horn (c1750s), The Welsh Harp was rebuilt in 1859 and again in 1937, before finally being pulled down in 1970 to make way for the M1. During the 1960s, it was known as The Lakeside Scene and hosted some of the great rock and blues bands of the day, such as the Yardbirds. From 1859 until the end of the century it was run by the Warner brothers, and the reservoir became a centre for all sorts of sporting events such as ice skating, swimming and angling; it was, until 1878, the Kingsbury Race Course and the first mechanical hare in greyhound racing was used there in 1876. By 1850, there was a second public house, the Upper Welsh Harp. At its height in the mid-1880s crowds in excess of 25,000 people could be expected on a Bank Holiday weekend.

Two railway stations were opened, both of the Midland Railway: Hendon (1868), and Welsh Harp (1870). A local builder called Bishop laid the first brick of a new terrace called Neeld Terrace (1881), which heralded the start of New Hendon. Brent Vue was built on land originally owned by the Midland Company. In 1885, the Baptists had a mission hall and their present hall was opened in 1930. By 1886, there were 200 new houses and the Anglican church of St. John’s was built.

In 1896 Schweppes opened a large mineral water factory, and the present Anglican church of St. John’s was established in Algernon Road. With a planned tram line along the West Hendon Broadway due to open in 1904, Welsh Harp station was closed in 1903, and West Hendon became a thriving Edwardian retail district until overshadowed by Golders Green.

During World War II, on 13 February 1941, the Luftwaffe dropped an SC2500 Maximum Heavy Explosive bomb (equivalent to two V2 rockets), killing 80 people and destroying 40 houses in an area west of the Edgware Road. This area was completely redeveloped in the 1960s.


LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hendon from above
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Welsh Harp
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In the neighbourhood...

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West Hendon from above
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St. John the Evangelist, an Anglican church located on the end of Algernon Road, next to Vicarage Road.
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The Old Welsh Harp, Hendon
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