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Lynne Hqapgood
Lynne Hqapgood   
Added: 12 Feb 2018 11:05 GMT   
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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

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.

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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


Cassandra Green
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

Martina
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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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Post by LDNnews: Brent Cross
Major delays after Holders Hill Road closed

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


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16169984.Major_delays_after_Holders_Hill_Road_closed/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
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 sees highest monthly house price drop in UK
London saw the most significant monthly fall in house prices in the whole of the UK from January to February this year.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16171722.London_sees_highest_monthly_house_price_drop_in_UK/?ref=rss

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UK’s Alys Tomlinson named photographer of year at Sony awards
UK’s Alys Tomlinson named photographer of year at Sony awards

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/19/uks-alys-tomlinson-named-photographer-of-year-at-sony-awards

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London’s skyline soars with record 510 tall buildings in pipeline
Construction has begun on cluster of skyscrapers that will transform city over next decadeLondon’s skyline is to be transformed over the next decade with a record 510 tall towers, more than 20 storeys high, planned or under construction. The total is up from 455 towers in the pipeline in 2016, according to research from the industry forum New London Architecture (NLA) and real estate consultancy GL Hearn. Construction has started on 115 towers, also a record. Over the past two years, work started on more projects than in the preceding five years combined. Continue reading...

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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.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16167080.Panel_to_discuss_racism_in_upcoming_Russian_World_Cup/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Woodside Park
Burst water main outside pub impacts businesses
A burst water main flooded a high street over the weekend closing part of the road.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16167151.Burst_water_main_outside_pub_impacts_businesses/?ref=rss

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Passengers abused on train before attempted robbery of rucksack

A man was attacked after he asked two boys to stop threatening passengers.


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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Supermarket Sweep’s Dale Winton dies at 62

Supermarket Sweep’s Dale Winton has died aged 62.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16168658.Supermarket_Sweep_s_Dale_Winton_dies_at_62/?ref=rss

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Evening update: Bringing you all the latest travel details and weather

Evening everybody. It’s been lovely and sunny all day but there are one or two travel issues to be mindful of tonight.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16168479.Evening_update__Bringing_you_all_the_latest_travel_details_and_weather/?ref=rss

VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE GOLDERS GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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Golders Green

Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.

Golders Green station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR, now part of the Northern Line) on 22 June 1907. It was one of the railway's two northern terminals (the other being at Archway) and was also the site of the railway's depot.

Before World War I plans were made to extend the CCE&HR north from Golders Green to Hendon and Edgware to open up new areas of the Middlesex countryside to development and to create a source of new passengers. The war postponed the construction of the extension and work did not begin until 12 June 1922. The first section of the extension, as far as Hendon Central opened on 19 November 1923.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Basing Hill Park:   
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 Park:   
Childs Hill Park:   
Golders Green:   Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.
Golders Green crossroads:   The name Golders Green apparently derives from that of a local family, the Goodyers, and was first recorded in 1612. The hamlet of Golders Green originated as a group of cottages on waste ground on each side of the main road. In 1754, manorial waste at Golders Green stretched for some distance on either side of the main road from Hampstead.
Golders Green crossroads:   Golders Green crossroads was formed when the new Finchley Road crossed North End Road in the 1830s.
Golders Green Hippodrome:   The Golders Green Hippodrome, was opened in 1913. Built next to Golders Green station, it was built as a 3000 seat music hall by Bertie Crewe.
Golders Hill Park:   
Golders Lodge:   The villas in their wooded grounds, which gave Golders Green its special character, disappeared rapidly with the growth of suburban housing after the extension of the Underground; they included Alba Lodge, Gloucester Lodge, the Oaks, and Grove House.
Grove Farm:   Grove Farm changed usage between a farm and a house before being overwhelmed by suburbia.
Hodford Farm:   The Hodford and Cowhouse estate consisted of a compact block of lands stretching from the Hampstead border to a point north of Golders Green station and from Cricklewood to Golders Hill.
Hoop Lane Cemetery:   In 1895 a Jewish Cemetery was established on Hoop Lane, with the first burial in 1897.
Ionic Cinema:   The Ionic Cinema was built in the early days of Golders Green's suburban development.
Princes Park:   
Saint Alban's church:   The church of St Alban, Golders Green, was built as a chapel-of-ease to All Saints’, Childs Hill, in 1910. It became the centre of a new parish taken from that of All Saints in 1922.
The Oaks:   The Oaks was a large house situated on North End Road (later Golders Green Road)
Woodstock House:   Woodstock House was a large stuccoed house, dating from the early 19th century in Golders Green.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
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
Golders Green, looking south (1905):   This photo from the London Transport Collection shows Golders Green crossroads looking south in 1905. While this predates the arrival of the Hampstead Tube (Northern Line) by a couple of years’ land speculation is already taking place.
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905):   This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.
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
A41, NW8 · Accommodation Road, NW11 · Alba Gardens, NW11 · Alberon Gardens, NW11 · Alyth Gardens, NW11 · Ambrose Avenue, NW11 · Armitage Road, NW11 · Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 · Ashbourne Parade, NW11 · Ashbourne Way, NW11 · Basing Hill, NW11 · Beaufort Park, NW11 · Beechcroft Avenue, NW11 · Belmont Parade, NW11 · Bentley Drive, NW2 · Besant Road, NW2 · Beverley Gardens, NW11 · Brent Cross Bus Station, NW4 · Brent Street, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW11 · Brentfield Gardens, NW2 · Bridge Lane, NW11 · Bridge Way, NW11 · Britten Close, NW11 · Broadwalk Lane, NW11 · Brookside Road, NW11 · Candle Court Nursing Home, NW2 · Chandos Way, NW11 · Chatham Close, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW2 · Childs Hill Walk, NW2 · Church Walk, NW2 · Clarendon Court, NW11 · Clifton Gardens, NW11 · Cloister Road, NW2 · Colroy Court, NW11 · Corringham Court, NW11 · Corringham Road, NW11 · Corringway, NW11 · Courtleigh Gardens, NW11 · Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 · Crewys Road, NW2 · Danescroft Avenue, NW4 · Danescroft Gardens, NW4 · Danescroft, NW4 · Decoy Avenue, NW11 · Devonshire Place, NW2 · Diamond Bridge, E15 · Dingwall Gardens, NW11 · Dunstan Road, NW11 · Dunstan Road, NW2 · Eastside Road, NW11 · Eastville Avenue, NW11 · Elmcroft Avenue, NW11 · Elmcroft Crescent, NW11 · Elmcroft Cresent, NW11 · Etrona Buildings, NW2 · Farm Avenue, NW2 · Farm Walk, NW11 · Finchley Road, NW11 · Finchley Road, NW2 · Flower Mews, NW11 · Forres Gardens, NW11 · Gainsborough Gardens, NW11 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Garrick Avenue, NW11 · Garth Road, NW2 · Gloucester Gardens, NW11 · Golders Gardens, NW11 · Golders Green Crescent, NW11 · Golders Green Cresent, NW11 · Golders Green Road, NW11 · Golders Green, NW11 · Golders Manor Drive, NW11 · Golders Park Close, NW11 · Golders Way, NW11 · Granville Road, NW2 · Greenfield Gardens, NW2 · Gresham Gardens, NW11 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW11 · Hallswelle Parade, NW11 · Hallswelle Road, NW11 · Hamilton Road, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Hampstead Gardens, NW11 · Hampstead Way, NW11 · Hampstead Way, NW3 · Hanstead Garden, NW11 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Harmony Close, NW11 · Hayes Crescent, NW11 · Heath Close, NW11 · Heather Gardens, NW11 · Heathfield Gardens, NW11 · Heathgate, NW11 · Heathview Court, SW19 · Helenslea Avenue, NW11 · Hendon Park Row, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW11 · Hendon Way, NW2 · Hermitage Lane, NW2 · Highcroft Gardens, NW11 · Highfield Avenue, NW11 · Highfield Avenue, NW2 · Highfield Gardens, NW11 · Highfield Road, NW11 · Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 · Hocroft Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Walk, NW2 · Hodford Road, NW11 · Holmbrook Drive, NW4 · Holmdale Gardens, NW4 · Holmfield Avenue, NW4 · Hoop Lane, NW11 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · Hurst Close, NW11 · Hurstwood Road, NW11 · James Close, NW11 · Leeside Crescent, NW11 · Leeside Cresent, NW11 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Limes Avenue, NW11 · Linnell Close, NW11 · Linnell Drive, NW11 · Llanelly Road, NW2 · Llanvanor Road, NW11 · Llanvanor Road, NW2 · Lucas Square, NW11 · Lyndale Avenue, NW2 · Madoc Close, NW2 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Meadway Close, NW11 · Meadway Gate, NW11 · Middleton Road, NW11 · Monks Way, NW11 · Monkville Avenue, NW11 · Monkville Parade, NW11 · Montpelier Rise, NW11 · Morland Close, NW11 · Mountview Close, NW11 · Nant Road, NW2 · North Circular Road, NW11 · North Circular Road, NW4 · North End Road, NW11 · North Square, NW11 · Oakfields Road, NW11 · Park Avenue, NW11 · Park Drive, NW11 · Park Way, NW11 · Pattison Road, NW2 · Pentland Close, NW11 · Platt’s Lane, NW2 · Portsdown Avenue, NW11 · Portsdown Mews, NW11 · Powis Gardens, NW11 · Princes Parade, NW11 · Princes Park Avenue, NW11 · Prospect Place, NW2 · Prospect Road, NW2 · Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 · Reynolds Close, NW11 · Ridge Hill, NW11 · Ridge Road, NW2 · Rodborough Road, NW11 · Romney Close, NW11 · Rotherwick Road, NW11 · Ruskin Close, NW11 · Russell Gardens, NW11 · Russell Parade, NW11 · Saint Albans Close, NW11 · Saint Mary’s Road, NW11 · Sandringham Road, NW11 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Sheridan Walk, NW11 · Sinclair Green, NW11 · Sinclair Grove, NW11 · Sneath Avenue, NW11 · South Square, NW11 · St Albans Lane, NW11 · St Albans Vestry, NW11 · St Andrews Road, NW11 · St Edward’s Close, NW11 · St George’s Close, NW11 · St Georges Road, NW11 · St John’s Road, NW11 · St Judes Churches, NW11 · St Marys Road, NW11 · Station Approach, NW11 · Station Forecourt, NW11 · Templars Avenue, NW11 · Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 · Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 · Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 · Temple Gardens, NW11 · The Drive, NW11 · The Grove, NW11 · The Orchard, NW11 · The Park, NW11 · The Ridgeway, NW11 · The Riding, NW11 · The Vale, NW11 · The Vale, NW2 · Turner Close, NW11 · Vale Rise, NW11 · Wayside, NW11 · Wayside, NW2 · Wellgarth Road, NW11 · Wentworth Road, NW11 · Wessex Gardens, NW11 · West Heath Avenue, NW11 · West Heath Court, NW11 · West Heath Drive, NW11 · West Heath Gardens, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · Western Avenue, NW11 · White Lodge, NW11 · Wild Hatch, NW11 · Woodburn Close, NW4 · Woodlands Close, NW11 · Woodlands, NW11 · Woodstock Avenue, NW11 · Woodstock Road, NW11 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Woodville Road, NW11 · Worley Court, NW2 · Wycombe Gardens, NW11 ·

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