Edgware Road, Colindale

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JUNE
10
2012
Looking northwest along the Edgware Road at the junction with Colindale Avenue.

All names used describing the photo in the postcard have changed.

The Hyde now generally refers to a part of the Edgware Road further south. Red Hill, originally the name of a Burnt Oak farm has fallen out of use. Hendon was the local borough at the time.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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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

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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Comment
   
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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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Colindale Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.
Edgware Road, Colindale Looking northwest along the Edgware Road at the junction with Colindale Avenue.

NEARBY STREETS
Airco Close, NW9 Airco Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Annesley Avenue, NW9 Annesley Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bailey Court, NW9 Bailey Court is a block on Lingard Avenue.
Barham Terrace, NW9 Barham Terrace is a location in London.
Beverley Drive, NW9 Observer Close is one of the ’newspaper’ roads of Colindale.
Bonsai Point 399J, NW9 Bonsai Point 399J is a location in London.
Broadview, NW9 Chronicle Avenue runs behind Colindale Park.
Capitol Industrial Park, NW9 Capitol Industrial Park is a location in London.
Cecil Road, NW9 Cecil Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Chequers Close, NW9 Chequers Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Close, NW9 Colin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colin Parade, NW9 Colin Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Colin Park Road, NW9 Colin Park Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Colindale Avenue, NW9 Colindale Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
Court Way, NW9 Court Way is a street in Kingsbury.
Edgware Road, NW9 Edgware Road is part of a Roman road running between London and Chester.
Elmwood Crescent, NW9 Elmwood Crescent was part of Ernest Trowbridge’s 1922-1924 Elmwood Estate.
European Business Centre, NW9 European Business Centre is a street in Kingsbury.
Evelyn Avenue, NW9 Evelyn Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Galton Court, NW9 Galton Court is a block in Colindale.
Grove Crescent, NW9 Grove Crescent is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Grove Park Industrial Estate, NW9 Grove Park Industrial Estate is a location in London.
Grove Park, NW9 Grove Park is a street in Kingsbury.
Hay Lane, NW9 Hay Lane is a street in Kingsbury.
Joslin Avenue, NW9 Joslin Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Kenwood Court, NW9 Kenwood Court was built after a fire.
Mannock Close, NW9 Mannock Close is a location in London.
Manor Way, NW9 Manor Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Mornington Close, NW9 Mornington Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Orchard Gate, NW9 Orchard Gate is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Oriental Square, NW9 Oriental Square is a location in London.
Ridge Close, NW9 Ridge Close is a street in Kingsbury.
Rose Glen, NW9 Rose Glen is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Ross Court, NW9 Ross Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sheaveshill Court, NW9 Sheaveshill Court is a block on Edgware Road.
Sheaveshill Parade, NW9 Sheaveshill Parade is a street in Kingsbury.
Silverworks Close, NW9 Silverworks Close is a location in London.
St Georges Avenue, NW9 St Georges Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
St. Alphage Court, NW9 St. Alphage Court is a location in London.
Stonecrop Close, NW9 Stonecrop Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Technology Park, NW9 Technology Park is a street in Kingsbury.
The Grove, NW9 The Grove is a street in Kingsbury.
The Mall, NW9 Back Lane runs down to Silk Stream.
The Ridgeway, NW9 The Ridgeway is a crescent north of Wakemans Hill Avenue.
Tyre Lane, NW9 Tyre Lane runs parallel to Edgware Road.
Westfield Close, NW9 Westfield Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Westfield Sports Ground, NW9 Westfield Sports Ground is a location in London.
Windover Avenue, NW9 Windover Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Zenith Close, NW9 Zenith Close is a location in London.

NEARBY PUBS
Power’s Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Chandos Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Shanakee This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hendon from above
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Featherstone Farm (1909)
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The Plough - reputedly 800 years old
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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)
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