Haycroft Farm

Farm in/near Kensal Rise, existing until now

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Postcard of Haycroft Farm

Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.

J Welford and Son, who owned Haycroft Farm, were diarymen to Queen Victoria from 1876. In the 1890s, the company processed the produce of over a 100 farms and employed 400 men and more than 50 women clerks. The company was bought out by United Diaries in 1915/6. United Diaries became Unigate in 1959.

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Ian Gammons
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Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10

Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!


Norman Norrington
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Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10

In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.

I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.

Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.

I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.

Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.

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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.

BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
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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 Debbie hobbs : Raymede Street, W10

I SUPPLIED THE PICTURE ABOVE GIVEN TO TOM VAGUE TO PASS ON... ITS DATE IS C1906 ..IN THE DISTANCE IS RACKHAM STREET WITH ITS MISSION HALL, HEWER STREET TO THE RIGHT

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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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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1750s
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Kensal Rise

Former location of the National Athletic Grounds

Kensal Rise railway station opened in 1873 as Kensal Green, replacing Kensal Green & Harlesden railway station which opened in 1861 at the crossing of Green Lane (later Wrottesley Road), lying in between the present station and Willesden Junction. The present station was renamed Kensal Rise in 1890.

The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same district, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and railway stations.

Roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise. These boundaries are by no means fixed however and some residents are known to use both terms with little regard for geographical accuracy.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Donnington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Furness Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kensal Rise:   Former location of the National Athletic Grounds
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Newfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Newman Catholic College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.
Sellon's Farm:   To the east of Harlesden, there were still several farms, Elmwood, Haycroft, Upper Roundwood, and Sellon’s until the late 1890s.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.
Sellon's Farm (garden):   Sellon's Farm, Harlesden from the rear.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Cross Way, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Design Works Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Furness Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · Holland Road, NW10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Leghorn Road, NW10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lushington Road, NW10 · Marian Way, NW10 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Napier Road, NW10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 · Spezia Road, NW10 · Springwell Avenue, NW10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 · Wrottesley Road, NW10 ·

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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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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
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