Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Shopping Mall in/near Brent Cross, existing between 1975 and now

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Brent Cross Shopping Centre was opened in the mid 1970s on the site of the former Hendon Greyhound Stadium. The Stadium has been built near to a former sewage works.



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Paul Shepherd
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Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

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.

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
:o)

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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Morning update: Thursday is going to be a scorcher

After an extended and chilly winter full of snow and freezing temperatures, we finally enjoyed a spot of good weather yesterday.


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Major delays after Holders Hill Road closed

Holders Hill Road in Hendon has been closed causing major delays.


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Handy tips to stop your car from breaking down in the heat

Did you know that you’re more likely to break down when it’s hot? These handy tips from Green Flag could save you a lot of aggravation.


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Ex-Pilot, 74, takes on hospital carpark rules

An elderly man being treated for skin cancer and his poor eyesight is fighting a fine over using the wrong car park.


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London saw the most significant monthly fall in house prices in the whole of the UK from January to February this year.

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Furious bin battle erupts as waste piles up across Barnet

Disruption to bin collections that led to waste lying uncollected across Barnet has sparked a furious row between Labour and the Conservatives.


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Panel to discuss racism in upcoming Russian World Cup

An anti-racism organisation will discuss racism in the upcoming Russian world cup at a historic Hendon venue.


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Barnet Lib Dems aim to re-take lost seats as they launch manifesto
Barnet’s Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto with pledges to boost police numbers, protect communities and keep streets clean and safe.

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Brent Cross

Brent Cross tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Hendon Central and Golders Green. The Brent Cross shopping centre is nearby.

The station was designed by architect Stanley Heaps and opened as Brent on the 19 November 1923, the first station on the extension of what was then known as the Hampstead & Highgate Line through undeveloped rural areas to Edgware. The extension had first been planned prior to World War I when the station had been due to be called Woodstock. It was renamed from Brent to its current name on the 20 July 1976 opening of the shopping centre.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Brent Cross:   Brent Cross tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, between Hendon Central and Golders Green. The Brent Cross shopping centre is nearby.
Brent Farm:   Brent Farm, a small farm known from the 1750s onwards was a mushroom farm by 1902.
Brent Gas Works:   Built between 1876 - 1915, the Brent Gas Works supplied gas to stations from Mill Hill to St Pancras, including the Midland Hotel and the railway workers cottages called Brent Terrace (built around 1897).
Brent Sidings:   Brent Sidings was a set of railway sidings built for the Midland Railway alongside the Edgware Road.
Hendon Fever Hospital:   Hendon Fever Hospital was an isolation unit in the area of today's Brent Cross.
Hendon Greyhound Stadium:   Hendon Greyhound Stadium was situated on the North Circular road in North London and opened its gates for racing on 5th March 1935 making it one of the later tracks in London.
M1 junction:   The Brent Cross roundabout lies at the end of the M1 Motorway where it meets the North Circular Road.
Renters Farm:   Near to where Brent Cross Shopping Centre is today was a farm called Renter's. It was situated in Shirehall Lane close to Shire Hall, Hendon.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Brent Cross roundabout:   A picture of the Brent Cross junction taken in 1947. Brent Cross junction was formed at the junction of the new roads Hendon Way (A41) and North Circular Road and built in the mid-1920s
Brent Cross sewage works:   At the beginning of the 20th century the whole Brent Cross area was a veritable moot point for waterways and sewage systems. Hendon Urban District Council had sewage farms, initially on the southbank of the Brent and later on the north. The site was closed in the 1930s, the area’s sewage being pumped down to Mogden Purification Works in Isleworth
Brent station:   This photograph, from the collection of the London Transport museum, shows the future site of Brent Cross station on the Edgware branch of the Northern line
Suburbia awaits (1908):   This is a view of The Homestead from the end of the unfinished Sinclair Grove, NW11


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adrian Avenue, NW2 · Allington Road, NW4 · Beaufort Gardens, NW4 · Brent Cross Centre, NW4 · Brent Cross Shopping Centre, NW4 · Cheyne Walk, NW4 · Cross Road, NW11 · Denehurst Gardens, NW4 · Etheridge Road, NW2 · Etheridge Road, NW4 · Fairfield Avenue, NW4 · Graham Road, NW4 · Heathfield Gardens, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW4 · Layfield Close, NW4 · Marble Drive, NW2 · Pearl Close, NW2 · Prayle Grove, NW2 · Prince Charles Drive, NW2 · Prince Charles Drive, NW4 · Renters Avenue, NW4 · Ridge Hill, NW2 · Shopping Centre, NW4 · Spalding Road, NW4 · Stadium Crescent West, E3 · Stadium Road East, NW2 · Stadium Road East, NW4 · Staples Corner, NW2 · Station Approach, NW11 · Tempelhof Avenue, NW2 · Tempelhof Avenue, NW4 · Tilling Road, NW2 · Tilling Road, NW4 · Wallcote Avenue, NW2 · Western Avenue, NW11 · Whitefield Avenue, NW2 ·

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