The Drive, HA9

Road in/near Kingsbury

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The Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.



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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.
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Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10

I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:


https://northkensingtonhistories.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/maxilla-gardens/

Best wishes to all.

Brian
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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 Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
:o)
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
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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: Willesden Junction
Emma Shirley sued King’s College Hospital after she suffered brain damage following surgery.
Emma Shirley sued King’s College Hospital after she suffered brain damage following surgery.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42693998
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Please hold on: TfL urged to get a grip over annoying bus warnings
Please hold on: TfL urged to get a grip over annoying bus warnings

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/15/please-hold-on-tfl-urged-to-get-a-grip-over-annoying-bus-warnings
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Post by LDNnews: Edgware
Gymnastics school appeals for help to fund rising star
A gymnastics school has launched a fundraising page to ensure a young gymnast gets the chance to compete.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/15828307.Gymnastics_school_appeals_for_help_to_fund_rising_star/?ref=rss
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Post by LDNnews: Burnt Oak
Mums to protest against cut of breastfeeding support service

Mothers across the borough will be protesting to stop the closure of a vital service.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/15828407.Mums_to_protest_against_cut_of_breastfeeding_support_service/?ref=rss
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Post by LDNnews: Colindale



http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/15828799.Performers_win___7k_for_Mayor__39_s_charity/?ref=rss
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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Centre makes urgent call for more blood donors

An NHS blood centre is calling for more donors to add to the bank.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/15829233.Centre_makes_urgent_call_for_more_blood_donors/?ref=rss
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Londoners baffled by 'bonkers' bus safety announcements warning them 'the bus is about to move'
Bus passengers have hit out at Transport for London over a newly installed "endless" stream of announcements designed to stop people falling over.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/londoners-share-outrage-at-endless-bus-safety-announcements-a3739771.html
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London taxi protest: Traffic chaos in Elephant and Castle as black cab drivers stage demo against TfL and Uber
London taxi drivers descended on Elephant and Castle as part of a series of protests this week against TfL and Uber.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-taxi-protest-traffic-chaos-at-elephant-and-castle-as-black-cab-drivers-descend-to-protest-tfl-a3740711.html
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Post by LDNnews: Wembley Park

CHRISTMAS at intu Uxbridge was a particularly happy time for the centre’s charity partners.


CHRISTMAS at intu Uxbridge was a particularly happy time for the centre’s charity partners.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15828945.Charities_net___5_500_from_Uxbridge_shopping_centre_fund_raising/?ref=rss
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Post by LDNnews: Canons Park
Car crash after elderly driver dies of cardiac arrest in Crayford

An elderly man died behind the wheel of a car after he went into cardiac arrest in Crayford.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15828692.Car_crash_after_elderly_driver_dies_of_cardiac_arrest_in_Crayford/?ref=rss
VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KINGSBURY AREA IN THE 1860s
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Kingsbury

Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.

After the formation of London Transport in 1933 this branch became part of the Metropolitan line and was later transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939 then to the Jubilee line in 1979. The design style is similar to that of other Metropolitan Railway buildings of the same period rather than to the concrete and glass style used at the same time by the LER group.

In common with other nearby Metropolitan Railway stations (e.g. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Neasden, Queensbury) there is an element of fiction in the station name; the area is properly within the eastern extent of Kenton (Kingsbury Road at this point was originally part of the eastern end of Kenton Lane) and Kingsbury proper is actually closer to Neasden station.

Although now only served by deep-level tube trains, the section of line serving the station is built to surface gauge, and trains to that larger LU loading gauge occasionally pass through.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Blackbird Hill Farm:   Blackbird Hill Farm was situated on the corner of Birdbird Hill and Old Church Lane.
Chalkhill Estate:   Chalkhill Estate was one of three large estates built in the London Borough of Brent. The design was based on that of Park Hill in Sheffield.
Kingsbury:   Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.
Uxendon Farm:   Uxendon was once more important than Wembley.
Uxendon Shooting Grounds:   Uxendon Shooting Grounds was the location of the clay pigeon shooting for the 1908 Olympics.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackbird Hill (1906):   Blackbird Hill is image in 1906 and then part of Neasden.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adams Close, NW9 · Alington Crescent, NW9 · Alverstone Road, HA9 · Anton Place, HA9 · Bacon Lane, NW9 · Baird Close, NW9 · Barn Hill, HA9 · Barn Rise, HA9 · Barn Way, HA9 · Barnhill Cottages, HA9 · Barningham Way, NW9 · Basing Hill, HA9 · Beaulieu Close, NW9 · Berkeley Road, NW9 · Beverley Gardens, HA9 · Birchen Close, NW9 · Birchen Grove, NW9 · Blackbird Hill, NW9 · Bowater Road, HA9 · Bowman Trading Estate, NW9 · Boycroft Avenue, NW9 · Brampton Grove, HA9 · Brampton Road, NW9 · Briarwood Close, NW9 · Bruno Place, NW9 · Buddings Circle, HA9 · Burgess Avenue, NW9 · Bush Grove, NW9 · Cambridge Close, NW10 · Carter Close, NW9 · Chalkhill Road, HA9 · Chalklands, HA9 · Charlton Road, HA9 · Church Drive, NW9 · Church Lane, NW9 · Clovelly Avenue, NW9 · Colin Close, NW9 · Colin Crescent, NW9 · Colin Drive, NW9 · Colin Gardens, NW9 · Colin Parade, NW9 · Colin Park Road, NW9 · Colindeep Lane, NW9 · Corringham Road, HA9 · Cottenham Drive, NW9 · Court Way, NW9 · Crossway, NW9 · Crundale Avenue, NW9 · Daisy Close, NW9 · Deanscroft Avenue, NW9 · Deerfield Close, NW9 · Demeta Close, HA9 · Dimsdale Drive, NW9 · Dryburgh Gardens, NW9 · Dugolly Avenue, HA9 · Dunster Drive, NW9 · East Hill, HA9 · Edgware Road, NW9 · Elmcroft Gardens, NW9 · Elthorne Road, NW9 · Elthorne Way, NW9 · Eton Grove, NW9 · Eversley Avenue, HA9 · Farnborough Close, HA9 · Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 · Fryent Way, NW9 · Garrick Road, NW9 · Gervase Close, HA9 · Girton Avenue, NW9 · Glenwood Grove, NW9 · Goldsmith Lane, NW9 · Grand Parade, HA9 · Greenhill Way, HA9 · Grendon Gardens, HA9 · Grosvenor Crescent, NW9 · Havenwood, HA9 · Hawthorne Grove, NW9 · Hill Drive, NW9 · Hillfield Avenue, NW9 · Holden Avenue, NW9 · Holly Grove, NW9 · Hyde Estate Road, NW9 · Irving Way, NW9 · Jubilee Close, NW9 · Kings Drive, HA9 · Kingsbury Arcade, NW9 · Kingsbury Circle, NW9 · Kingsbury Trading Estate, NW9 · Kingsbury, NW9 · Kingsgate, HA9 · Kingsmead Avenue, NW9 · Kingsmere Park, NW9 · Laburnum Grove, NW9 · Langdon Drive, NW9 · Larkspur Close, NW9 · Lavender Avenue, NW9 · Ledway Drive, HA3 · Ledway Drive, HA9 · Leith Close, NW9 · Lewgars Avenue, NW9 · Leybourne Road, NW9 · Lynton Avenue, NW9 · Mallard Way, NW9 · Manor Close, NW9 · Manor Way, NW9 · Maple Grove, NW9 · Marlow Court, NW9 · Mayfields Close, HA9 · Mayfields, HA9 · Meadowbank Road, NW9 · Merley Court, NW9 · Mersham Drive, NW9 · Midholm, HA9 · Mount Drive, HA9 · New Way Road, NW9 · Newland Court, HA9 · Old Church Lane, NW9 · Orchard Gate, NW9 · Oxenpark Avenue, HA9 · Peace Grove, HA9 · Pilgrims Way, HA9 · Piper’s Green, NW9 · Poolsford Road, NW9 · Poplar Grove, HA9 · Princes Avenue, NW9 · Queens Walk, NW9 · Rankin Close, NW9 · Ravenscroft Avenue, HA9 · Rawlings Crescent, HA9 · Reeves Avenue, NW9 · Roe End, NW9 · Roe Green, NW9 · Roe Lane, NW9 · Rook Close, HA9 · Rookery Close, NW9 · Rookery Way, NW9 · Rose Bates Drive, NW9 · Ross Court, NW9 · Rossdale Drive, NW9 · Rowan Drive, NW9 · Rugby Road, NW9 · Runbury Circle, NW9 · Rushgrove Avenue, NW9 · Rushgrove Parade, NW9 · Ruskin Gardens, NW9 · Russell Road, NW9 · Saint Davids Close, HA9 · Salmon Street, NW9 · Saltcroft Close, HA9 · Scottwell Drive, NW9 · Scudamore Lane, NW9 · Sedum Close, NW9 · Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 · Sheaveshill Parade, NW9 · Sherborne Gardens, NW9 · Shorts Croft, NW9 · Silkfield Road, NW9 · Slough Lane, NW9 · St Andrews Road, NW9 · St Matthias Close, NW9 · Stag Lane, NW9 · Stewart Close, NW9 · Stubbs Close, NW9 · Sunningdale Gardens, NW9 · Sunnymead Road, NW9 · Sutherland Court, NW9 · Swinton Close, HA9 · Sycamore Grove, NW9 · Technology Park, NW9 · Tennyson Avenue, NW9 · The Avenue, HA9 · The Close, HA9 · The Crossways, HA9 · The Drive, HA9 · The Hyde Industrial Estate, NW9 · The Hyde, NW9 · The Loning, NW9 · The Mount, HA9 · The Paddocks, HA9 · Townsend Lane, NW9 · Tudor Close, NW9 · Tudor Gardens, NW9 · Tunworth Close, NW9 · Tyre Lane, NW9 · Uxendon Hill, HA9 · Valley Drive, NW9 · Varley Parade, NW9 · Waltham Avenue, NW9 · Walton Avenue, HA9 · Wells Drive, NW9 · Wellspring Crescent, HA9 · Wentworth Hill, HA9 · West Close, HA9 · West Hill, HA9 · Westmoreland Road, NW9 · Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 · Wilberforce Road, NW9 · Wilson Close, HA9 · Wilson Drive, HA9 · Wimborne Drive, NW9 · Winchester Avenue, NW9 · Windover Avenue, NW9 · Windsor Crescent, HA9 · Woodfield Avenue, NW9 · Woodland Close, NW9 · Wykeham Hill, HA9 · Wyndale Avenue, NW9 ·


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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

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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