Grahame Park

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2020

Grahame Park was built on the site of the old Hendon Aerodrome.

The estate is named in honour of Claude Grahame-White, the aviation pioneer who established the Hendon Aerodrome and aviation school on the site. Most roads, blocks and walkways have names linked to the aviation history of the site.

The building of the estate was a joint project between the Greater London Council and Barnet Council. The estate was designed in a ’Brutalist. style and the first residents moved in during October 1971. Barnet Council is refurbishing much of the estate with a 2032 completion date.

The Royal Air Force Museum is situated immediately to the south-east of the estate.


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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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THE STREETS OF GRAHAME PARK
Acklington Drive, NW9 Acklington Drive is a street in Kingsbury.
Aerodrome Road, NW9 Aerodrome Road is one of the main roads through Grahame Park.
Alderney Close, NW9 Alderney Close is a location in London.
Angus Gardens, HA8 Angus Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Angus Gardens, NW9 Angus Gardens is a location in London.
Aviation Drive, NW9 Aviation Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Avion Crescent, NW9 Avion Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Birch Green, NW9 Birch Green is a location in London.
Booth Road, NW9 Booth Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Boulevard Drive, NW9 Boulevard Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bovingdon Lane, NW9 Bovingdon Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Braemar Gardens, NW9 Braemar Gardens is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bristol Avenue, NW9 Bristol Avenue is one of the main roads of Grahame Park.
Broadhead Strand, NW9 Broadhead Strand is a street in Kingsbury.
Brooklea Close, NW9 Brooklea Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Canterbury Court, NW9 Canterbury Court is a location in London.
Chancellor Place, NW9 Chancellor Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Cherry Close, NW9 Cherry Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Claude Avenue, NW9 Claude Avenue is a location in London.
Clayton Field, NW9 Clayton Field is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Cobalt Close, NW9 Cobalt Close is a location in London.
Colonsay Drive, NW9 Colonsay Drive is a location in London.
Commander Avenue, NW9 Commander Avenue is a location in London.
Coningsby Avenue, NW9 Coningsby Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Corner Mead, NW9 Corner Mead is a major road in the Grahame Park Estate.
Coxwell Boulevard, NW9 Coxwell Boulevard is a location in London.
Cranfield Drive, NW9 Cranfield Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Debden Close, NW9 Debden Close is a location in London.
Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 Denmark Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Dunn Mead, NW9 Dunn Mead is a location in London.
Eagle Drive, NW9 Eagle Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
East Drive, NW9 East Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Elvington Lane, NW9 Elvington Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ember Court, NW9 Ember Court is a street in Kingsbury.
Everglade Strand, NW9 Everglade Strand is a street in Kingsbury.
Falcon Way, NW9 Falcon Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Further Acre, NW9 Further Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Gaydon Lane, NW9 Gaydon Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Grahame Park Way, NW7 Grahame Park Way is a location in London.
Grahame Park Way, NW9 Claude Grahame-White founded the Grahame-White Aviation Company near the site of the road in 1911.
Great Field, NW9 Great Field is a cul-de-sac leading from Clayton Field.
Great Strand, NW9 Great Strand is a street in Kingsbury.
Harrier Road, NW9 Harrier Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hazel Close, NW9 Hazel Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Hundred Acre, NW9 Hundred Acre is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Kenley Avenue, NW9 Kenley Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kent Court, NW9 Kent Court is a street in Kingsbury.
Kestrel Close, NW9 Kestrel Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Lanacre Avenue, NW9 Lanacre Avenue is a road in the south of Grahame Park.
Lancaster Close, NW9 Lancaster Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Larch Green, NW9 Larch Green is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Lysander, NW9 Lysander is a location in London.
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Quakers Course, NW9 Quakers Course is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Raven Close, NW9 Raven Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Rivington Crescent, NW7 Rivington Crescent, while part of the Graham Park estate, is over the ’ postcode border’ to lie in NW7.
Rowan Drive, NW9 Rowan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ruby Way, NW9 Ruby Way lies within the postcode.
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Thonrey Close, NW9 Thonrey Close is one of the newer roads of Colindale.
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University Close, NW7 University Close lies off of Rivington Crescent.
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Wardell Close, HA8 Wardell Close is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Wardell Field, NW9 Wardell Field is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Warmwell Avenue, NW9 Warmwell Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Wiggins Mead, NW9 Wiggins Mead is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Withers Mead, NW9 Withers Mead is a road in the NW9 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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The Edgware Road in Colindale
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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