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I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

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DEAD wood is hugely important for woodland wildlife, providing a home for the small invertebrates that are an essential part of the wild food chain.


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Prince Harry and Prince William put Diana’s outfits on display


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Cindy Crawford jets out of Heathrow


The supermodel, 52, adhered to her jet-setting lifestyle as she was spotted at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday afternoon.


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Potentially deadly bacteria thriving in huge clots of waste in sewers, Channel 4 study showsFatbergs, the congealed mass of fat and discarded items that are increasingly blocking Britain’s sewers, are the consequence of the plastic crisis in Britain and contain potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, tests show.A study by Channel 4 in conjunction with Thames Water has analysed the contents of one supersize fatberg discovered underneath the streets of South Bank in central London. Continue reading...

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In an interview with Sunday Life, Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki revealed she’s relocating to London as her career continues to gain momentum.


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Barratt Developments has said it will pay for backdated and future fire safety costs to make the Citiscape housing complex in Croydon safe, the MHCLG said.


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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Willesden Green

A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, Willesden was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell's house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of 'notable images. including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a 'holy well' which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until after 1875. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan Line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan Line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo Line, and later the Jubilee Line. Willesden Green station has now a grand 1920s facade.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as numerous factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline.

To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723.

The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.

Willesden became a municipal borough in 1933, and it is at this time that the area became predominantly working class. A small Irish community had formed in Willesden by this time, which grew rapidly during the period of the Second World War. A small Jewish community of refugees from Europe also formed during the war, with 3.5% of the population in 1951 born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria. During the war, Willesden suffered large damage due to the heavy concentration of industry, such as munition factories, and railways in the area.

The period from 1960 saw migrants settling from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent. Additionally, from 1963 it was the site of the Kuo Yuan, the first Chinese restaurant to serve Pekinese dishes in Britain. Since the 1960s, Willesden has been popular with young working holidaymakers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, although this popularity has declined somewhat in favour of other areas since about 2003.

Willesden went into a period of decline during the 1970s and 1980s as much of the housing was inadequate due to overcrowding as industry was mixed with housing. The whole of central Willesden bar (the area by the Willesden Green station) was earmarked for redevelopment; however, this did not come to fruition. In the late 1980s, traders were given money to revamp the High Street to prevent it closing. It now has one of the best public libraries in the UK, Willesden Green Library Centre - an elegant building and open very long hours.

Now the area has seen another change in demographic becoming a middle class area due to its prime location and good transport links.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Willesden Farm:   Willesden Farm was otherwise known as Bramley's Farm.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A40, NW10 · A404, NW10 · A406, NW10 · Abbeydale Road, NW10 · Acland Road, NW2 · Acton Cemetery, NW10 · Agate Close, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Armstrong Road, NW10 · B4557, NW10 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Beckett Close, NW10 · Beechwood Gardens, NW10 · Belton Road, NW2 · Beresford Avenue, NW10 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Beveridge Road, NW10 · Birchen Grove, NW10 · Bishop Way, NW10 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Bridge Road, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brownlow Road, NW10 · Butler Road, NW10 · Casselden Road, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Church Path, NW10 · Church Road, NW10 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Conley Road, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Craven Park Health Centre, NW10 · Craven Park Mews, NW10 · Craven Park, NW10 · Creukhorne Road, NW10 · Crome Road, NW10 · Curzon Crescent, NW10 · Curzon Cresent, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Energen Close, NW10 · Essex Road, NW10 · Fortunegate Road, NW10 · Frogmore Estate, NW10 · Garnet Road, NW10 · Gateway Industrial Estate, NW10 · Gibbons Road, NW10 · Gifford Road, NW10 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Glynfield Road, NW10 · Goodson Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) towpath, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Graylaw Industrial Estate, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Guilsborough Close, NW10 · Hawkins Road, NW10 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Hazeldean Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helperby Road, NW10 · Helpline, NW10 · Heron Close, NW10 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Highmead Crescent, NW10 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Inman Road, NW10 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Leopold Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · London Road, NW10 · Lucas Close, NW10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Lynton Close, NW10 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Marquis Close, NW10 · Maundeby Walk, NW10 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Mayo Road, NW10 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · New Crescent Yard, NW10 · Norfolk Road, NW10 · Oldfield Road, NW10 · Oliver Road, NW10 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Park Royal Brewery, NW10 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Paulet Way, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Piper Place, NW10 · Poplar Grove, NW10 · Poplars Avenue, NW10 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Priory Gardens, NW10 · Queensbury Road, NW10 · Rear St Thomass Road, NW10 · Redfern Road, NW10 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Selwyn Road, NW10 · Severn Way, NW10 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Strode Road, NW10 · Tatum Road, NW10 · Taylors Lane, NW10 · Tokyngton Avenue, NW10 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Tunley Road, NW10 · Tynsdale Road, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Vivian Avenue, NW10 · Waverley Garden, NW10 · West Ella Road, NW10 · Western Avenue, NW10 · Wharton Close, NW10 · White Hart Lane, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Wilmers Court, NW10 · Windsor Road, NW2 · Wycombe Road, NW10 · Yeats Close, NW10 ·

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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Wembley, Kingsbury, Willesden and Harlesden (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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