Iron Mill Place, DA1

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Mainly Edwardian housing

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Road · Barnes Cray · DA1 ·
October
9
2019

A street within the DA1 postcode





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Andrew MacFarlane   
Added: 25 Nov 2020 11:22 GMT   

my time at Mayplace road school
started at mayplace in 1938 the teachers were Mr English headmaster Miss Clark,Bress,and miss Black
I lived 200 yards from the school

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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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NEARBY STREETS
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Acorn Road, DA1 Acorn Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Alcock Crescent, DA1 Alcock Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Ambrose Close, DA1 Ambrose Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Barnes Cray Road, DA1 Barnes Cray Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
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Beult Road, DA1 Beult Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Bexley Close, DA1 Bexley Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Bexley Lane, DA1 Bexley Lane is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Bramley Place, DA1 Bramley Place is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Chapel Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Cheswick Close, DA1 Cheswick Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Claremont Crescent, DA1 Claremont Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Claston Close, DA1 Claston Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford High Street Crayford, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Crayford High Street, DA1 Crayford High Street is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford Way, DA1 Crayford Way was built by the Vickers company for its munitions factory workers.
Crayforoad High Street, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Eardemont Close, DA1 Eardemont Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Empire Buildings, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Glebelands, DA1 Glebelands is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Green Place, DA1 Green Place is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Green Walk, DA1 Green Walk runs parallel with Crayford Way.
Hubbard Close, DA1 Hubbard Close is a location in London.
Iron Mill Lane, DA1 Iron Mill Lane is named after a mill that made plate for Elizabethan armour.
Maxim Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Mayplace Avenue, DA1 Mayplace Avenue is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Medway Road, DA1 Medway Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Oak Close, DA1 Oak Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Penny Farthing Bridge, DA1 Penny Farthing Bridge is a road in the DA14 postcode area
Peppiatt Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Princesses Parade, DA1 Princesses Parade dates from 1961
Rectory Close, DA1 Rectory Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Samas Way, DA1 Samas Way is a road in the DA1 postcode area
School Crescent, DA1 School Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Siddeley Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
St Paulinus Primary School, DA1 St Paulinus Primary School is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Swaisland Drive, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Swaislands Drive, DA1 Swaislands Drive is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Swale Road, DA1 Swale Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Homestead, DA1 The Homestead is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Parade, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
The Rise, DA1 The Rise was build as part of a First World War garden estate.
Tower Park Road, DA1 Tower Park Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Village Green Road, DA1 Village Green Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Vimy Way, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Virginia Court, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Virginia Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Waterside, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Wolsley Close, DA1 Wolsley Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Woodfall Drive, DA1 Woodfall Drive is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Woollett Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
Bear & Ragged Staff This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crayford Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crayford Arrows Sports Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crayford Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Dukes Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Penny Farthing This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Barnes Cray

Barnes Cray is located on the Greater London border with Kent, bordering Dartford.

Barnes Cray is named for the Barne family, who owned land here in the mid-18th century.

Up until the Victorian era it was a hamlet a kilometre downstream of Crayford where no more than sixteen homes were clustered. A calico-printing works drew water power from the culverted River Wansunt in early Victorian times, being later adapted for the manufacture of rubber goods, then felt and finally Brussels carpets. This carpet mill was demolished by 1890 and Barnes Cray House, the next largest building, was cleared by 1933, ending its days as a nursing home.

The remnants of the settlement became absorbed into Crayford with the building of a garden village to facilitate the expansion of Vickers’ armaments factory during the 1915 to 1919 period. Six hundred cottages were built in a variety of styles.

In 1920 the area became part of the Crayford Urban District of Kent (having previously been in Dartford Rural District).

Following World War I, Crayford Urban District Council erected further housing estates to the north, eventually merging with estates spreading southwards from Erith. In 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, the urban district was abolished and its area transferred to Greater London to form part of the present-day London Borough of Bexley.

The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre is in Barnes Cray.


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Children playing outside houses in Green Walk, Crayford in 1938. Each house had its own almond tree planted in the front garden. The houses were built in 1915-1916 to house the workers of Vickers, the local armaments factory.
Credit: Crayford Borough Council
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