The Edgware Road in Colindale

Image dated 1916

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Photo taken in a northwesterly direction · * · NW9 ·
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 resited. 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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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

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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 :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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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Comment
   
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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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Colindale Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.
The Edgware Road in 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
Back Lane, NW9 Back Lane runs down to Silk Stream.
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.
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
Chronicle Avenue, NW9 Chronicle Avenue runs behind Colindale Park.
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 a street in Kingsbury.
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 location in London.
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 Ridgeway, NW9 The Ridgeway is a crescent north of Wakemans Hill Avenue.
Tyre Lane, NW9 Tyre Lane is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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.


Colindale

Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.

Formerly in the borough and ancient parish of Hendon, Colindale was essentially the dale between Mill Hill and Burroughs. By the middle of the 20th century, it had come to include that part of the Edgware Road between The Hyde, and Burnt Oak.

The area is named after a 16th century family of the same name. Until the 20th century Collindale, was without any buildings save for a large house called Collindale Lodge, Collindale Farm, and a few cottages. (A spelling with two L’s has been used, as on this printed in 1873.) All of these properties were on Collindeep Lane, which had in the medieval period been an alternative route out of London (via Hampstead, Golders Green, and Hendon) to the Edgware Road. By the end of the 16th century it was not often used as a main road, and by the middle part of the 19th century was called Ancient Street.

By the end of the 19th century cheap land prices made Colindale attractive to developers. Colindale Hospital was started in 1898 as an asylum for the long term sick of central London, and The Government Lymph Establishment for making vaccines was built in 1907. By 1996 the majority of the hospital was closed, and at present lies mostly derelict. In 1902 the British Museum built a new depository, and kept the newspaper collection there from 1934.

Garstin’s Ltd established a trunk factory in 1901, as well as a row of cottages called Leatherville, as such they constitute the first manufacturer in the Collindale. By 1914 there was already housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley avenues mostly to house the workers of these endeavours. Immediately after the First World War a number of other manufacturing companies came to Colindale. Franco Illuminated Signs came to Aerodrome Road in 1922. They made their money making the lights for the Franco British Exhibition (1909), from which they took their name (later abbreviated to Franco). They were best known for the neon signs to be found in Piccadilly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Frigidaire started in a wooden shack in Aerodrome Road, employing 11 people in 1923, and selling the first automatic household fridges in England. The reason why many of these and other companies chose Colindale was that there was land available for expansion. However by 1923 the tube railway reached Colindale, land prices increased and factory expansion was not realisable. A number of industries looked elsewhere for premises. In 1931 Fridgdaire, for example, decided to build a new manufacturing plant on the Edgware Road and had moved its entire operations there by 1946.

Colindale station opened on 18 August 1924 on what was then the Hampstead and Highgate Line as the first station on the second section of the Underground’s extension to Edgware.

After the station opened suburban development was rapid, and by 1939 much of the western side was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate built by F. H. Stucke & Co, built around Colindeep Lane (1927). A number of the houses on this estate are by the architect E. G. Trobridge. St Matthias started as a mission church in 1905. Its permanent building was opened in 1934 and rebuilt 1971-3. Colindale infants’ school was started in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In September of 1940 Colindale tube station and the Newpaper Library (rebuilt 1957) were bombed, and the site was visited by George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The V1 flying bombs hit Colindale Hospital on 1 July 1944 killing four members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Places of interest include the British Library newspaper depository, the Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet College, and the Peel Centre (better known as Hendon Police College).

A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Here also is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome.


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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