West Harrow

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Underground station · West Harrow · ·
MARCH
23
2017
West Harrow is a twentieth century suburb.

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Prior to the early 20th century West Harrow was completely rural.

West Harrow station opened on 17 November 1913 but the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan Railway had opened in 1904. By 1907, the first new streets were in place just south of the new railway. West Harrow mostly dates from the 1920s and 1930s and is almost exclusively residential.

Several of the roads in West Harrow are named after teachers at Harrow School.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 20:03 GMT   

North Harrow
The North Harrow Embassy Cinema was closed in 1963 and replaced by a bowling alley and a supermarket. As well as the cinema itself there was a substantial restaurant on the first floor.

Source: Embassy Cinema in North Harrow, GB - Cinema Treasures

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Lived here
Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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THE STREETS OF WEST HARROW
Abercorn Crescent, HA2 Abercorn Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Acock Grove, HA2 Acock Grove is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Alfriston Avenue, HA2 Alfriston Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Apple Grove, HA2 Apple Grove is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Argyle Road, HA2 Argyle Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Badgers Close, HA1 Badgers Close is a road in the HA1 postcode area
Beaumont Avenue, HA2 Beaumont Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Beechcroft Avenue, HA2 Beechcroft Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bladon Gardens, HA2 Bladon Gardens is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Blenheim Road, HA2 Blenheim Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bouverie Road, HA1 Bouverie Road date from the period immediately prior to the First World War.
Bowen Road, HA1 Edward Ernest Bowen was the composer of the Harrow school song, ’Forty Years On’.
Brackenhill, HA2 Brackenhill is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Broadwalk, HA2 Broadwalk is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Butler Avenue, HA1 Butler Avenue runs west from Bessborough Road.
Butler Road, HA1 Butler Road and Butler Avenue were both named after Henry Montagu Butler (1833–1918).
Cannon Lane, HA2 Cannon Lane is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Canterbury Road, HA2 Canterbury Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Castleton Road, HA2 Castleton Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Chantry Place, HA2 Chantry Place is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Chantry Road, HA2 Chantry Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Charles Crescent, HA1 Charles Crescent dates from the early 1920s.
Chatsworth Gardens, HA2 Chatsworth Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Colbeck Road, HA1 Colbeck Road dates from 1907.
Courtenay Avenue, HA2 Courtenay Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Dorchester Avenue, HA1 Dorchester Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Drury Road, HA1 Drury Road is named after Joseph Drury, a teacher of Harrow School.
Dudley Road, HA2 Dudley Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Earlsmead Stadium, HA2 Earlsmead Stadium is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Elm Close, HA2 Elm Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Elm Drive, HA2 Elm Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Elm Grove, HA2 Elm Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Exchange Walk, HA2 Exchange Walk is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Farmborough Close, HA1 Farmborough Close was built on the site of the Harrow Swimming Pool in the 1980s.
Fernbrook Drive, HA2 Fernbrook Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Ferring Close, HA2 Ferring Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Ford Close, HA1 Ford Close follows the line of the original Hawkins Crescent on the Honeybun Estate.
Furness Road, HA2 Furness Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Garnet House, HA2 A street within the HA2 postcode
Gildea Close, HA2 Gildea Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Greystoke Avenue, HA2 Greystoke Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Grosvenor Avenue, HA2 Grosvenor Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Haverstock Close, HA1 A street within the HA1 postcode
Hawkins Close, HA1 Hawkins Close was originally part of Hawkins Crescent before the road layout was drastically altered.
Hawkins Crescent, HA1 Hawkins Crescent was one of the original roads of the Honeybun Estate.
Headstone Gardens, HA2 Headstone Gardens is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Headstone Lane, HA2 Headstone Lane is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Heath Road, HA1 Heath Road is named after Benjamin Heath (1704–1766), an English classical scholar and bibliophile.
High Street, HA2 High Street is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hillside Crescent, HA2 Hillside Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hillview Gardens, HA2 Hillview Gardens is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Imperial Close, HA2 Imperial Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Imperial Court, HA2 Imperial Court is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Imperial Drive, HA2 Imperial Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Jupiter House, HA2 A street within the HA2 postcode
Kingsfield Avenue, HA2 Kingsfield Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lance Road, HA1 Lance Road was one of the first streets to be developed in West Harrow - then a new suburb.
Lascelles Avenue, HA1 Lascelles Avenue was conceived as the main road of the Honeybun Estate.
Lincoln Road, HA2 Lincoln Road is a road in the HA5 postcode area
Lodgehill Park Close, HA2 Lodgehill Park Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Lower Road, HA2 Lower Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Marshall Close, HA1 Marshall Close was built over the site of the Marshall Allotments.
Melbourne Avenue, HA2 Melbourne Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Merivale Road, HA1 Merivale Road was named after Charles Merivale, one of the founders of the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.
Merton Road, HA2 Merton Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Monarchs Court, HA2 A street within the HA2 postcode
Neptune Road, HA1 Neptune Road serves an industrial area.
North Avenue, HA2 North Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Northolt Road, HA2 Northolt Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Northumberland Road, HA2 Northumberland Road is a road in the HA5 postcode area
Oakington Avenue, HA2 Oakington Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Park View, HA2 Park View is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Parkside Way, HA2 Parkside Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Parkthorne Close, HA2 Parkthorne Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Parkthorne Drive, HA2 Parkthorne Drive is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Pearmain House, HA2 A street within the HA2 postcode
Pembroke Avenue, HA2 Pembroke Avenue is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Pinner Road, HA2 Pinner Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Pinner View, HA2 Pinner View is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Pool Road, HA1 Pool Road commemorates the Charles Crecent (Harrow) Swimming Pool which it replaced.
Porlock Avenue, HA2 Porlock Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Romney Close, HA2 Romney Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Romney Drive, HA2 Romney Drive is a narrow residential road between North Harrow and Rayners Lane. It links Alfriston Avenue to Fernbrook Drive and Vicarage Way.
Sandhurst Avenue, HA2 Sandhurst Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Shaftesbury Avenue, HA2 Shaftesbury Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Shaftesbury Circle, HA2 Shaftesbury Circle is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Shaftesbury Parade, HA2 Shaftesbury Parade is the parade of shops around Shaftesbury Circle.
Shaftsbury Avenue, HA2 A street within the HA2 postcode
South Harrow Market, HA2 South Harrow Market is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Southdown Crescent, HA2 Southdown Crescent is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Springway, HA1 Springway may date from the 1970s.
St Albans Vicarage, HA2 St Albans Vicarage is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Station Road, HA2 Station Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Strongbridge Close, HA2 Strongbridge Close is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Suffolk Road, HA2 Suffolk Road is a road in the HA5 postcode area
Sumner Road, HA1 Sumner Road was named for Robert Carey Sumner, an early Master of Harrow School.
The Crescent, HA2 The Crescent is a road in the HA2 postcode area
The Drive, HA2 The Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Gardens, HA1 The Gardens is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Gardens, HA2 The Gardens is a road in the HA2 postcode area
The Heights, HA2 The Heights is a road in the HA2 postcode area
The Quadrant, HA2 The Quadrant is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Retreat, HA2 The Retreat is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
The Studio, HA2 The Studio is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Tintern Way, HA2 Tintern Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Treve Avenue, HA1 Treve Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Twyford Road, HA2 Twyford Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Ullswater Court, HA2 Ullswater Court is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, HA2 Uxbridge Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Vaughan Road, HA1 Vaughan Road is part of a pre-First World War area of development in West Harrow.
Vellacott Road, HA1 Vellacott Road links Vaughan Road and Butler Avenue.
Vicarage Way, HA2 Vicarage Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Victor Road, HA2 Victor Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Village Way East, HA2 Village Way East is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Village Way, HA2 Village Way is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Welbeck Road, HA2 Welbeck Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Whitmore Road, HA2 Whitmore Road is a road in the HA2 postcode area
Wilson Gardens, HA1 Wilson Gardens was originally Wilson Road, built to serve new schools constructed just prior to the First World War.
Wood Close, HA1 Wood Close is an original road of the Honeybun Estate albeit with an altered layout.
Woodberry Avenue, HA2 Woodberry Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.

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VE Day on Wood Close (1945) Wood Close is a road on Harrow’s so-called ’Honeybun Estate’. It backed onto Harrow’s open air swimming pool.
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Apsley Close (2020)
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