St. David’s Drive, HA8

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St. David’s Drive is a road in the HA8 postcode area



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Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )
Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )   
Added: 21 Jan 2018 13:45 GMT   
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Post by Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters ): Thrift Farm

My parents moved to 1 Thrift Farm lane Borehamwood in 1947 from London, the farm was next to their house, it was a dirt track leading to the house. In front of our house was a cornfield we often had pigs come in our front garden and i would walk to the farm to see the animals particularly the sheep. They built a tarmac road when Holmshill school was built, and we no longer had a wonderful view of lovely cornfields was such a shame.


Scott Hatton
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Added: 19 Dec 2017 20:11 GMT   
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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

John Dye
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Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT   
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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.

Lesley carlton
Lesley carlton   
Added: 26 Nov 2017 22:52 GMT   
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Post by Lesley carlton: Embry Drive, HA7

I use to live in embry drive when it was an RAF station with my family and I went to Belmont school.cm

John Morton
John Morton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 14:36 GMT   
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Post by John Morton: Manor Way, WD6

I remember the following shops along Manor Way: Martins, Bishop’s, the Co Op and Dewhurst.

Ron
Ron   
Added: 24 Sep 2017 22:22 GMT   
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Post by Ron: Colindale

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

Martina
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
IP: 146.198.174.6
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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.

Scott Hatton
Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:58 GMT   
IP: 217.63.200.50
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Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood

I was brought up in Borehamwood - first in Wansford Park and later in Theobald Street.

Irene Smith
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Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   
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Post by Irene Smith: Keystone Passage, WD6

My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940 before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Harrow-on-the-Hill
Tube and M25 issues on a midweek morning
It is the middle of week and yesterday’s miserable weather has dried up.

https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/17237402.tube-traffic-and-weather-update/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Harrow & Wealdstone
Community invited to masquerade bash
The community is invited to enjoy a masquerade-themed bash when a care home celebrates its first birthday.

https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/17236389.harrow-community-invited-to-buchanan-court-masquerade-bash/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Colindale
Hooded thugs 'armed with combat blades' brawl outside shop in Shoreditch
This is the shocking moment a group of hooded youths allegedly carrying combat knives fought on a high street in east London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/hooded-thugs-armed-with-combat-blades-brawl-outside-shop-in-shoreditch-a3994731.html

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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
Easter Island governor begs British Museum to return Moai: ’You have our soul’
Easter Island governor begs British Museum to return Moai: ’You have our soul’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/20/easter-island-british-museum-return-moai-statue

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Former newspaper boss who revolutionised local news dies aged 74
Former newspaper boss who revolutionised local news dies aged 74

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17236341.newspaper-managing-director-tony-greenan-dies-aged-74/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Harrow & Wealdstone
Mental health charity wants council to protect user project
A charity is urging Harrow Council to re-think its decision to end funding for a mental health project that serves thousands of people.

https://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/17235776.mind-in-harrow-asks-harrow-council-to-protect-project/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
Museum of London eyes Boris Johnson’s water-cannon trucks
Museum of London eyes Boris Johnson’s water-cannon trucks

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/20/museum-of-london-eyes-boris-johnsons-water-cannon-trucks

VIEW THE CANONS PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CANONS PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CANONS PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CANONS PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CANONS PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Canons Park

Canons Park - a suburban area named after a long-gone stately home.

Canons Park is named after an early eighteenth century Alexander Blackwell-landscaped park laid out the first Duke of Chandos. The suburb called Canons Park is south of the original park and was open countryside until the 1930s.

Canons Drive follows the original path of the entrance to the Cannons estate, retaining the two large pillars which acted as gateposts where it met the Edgware Road. The remains of a second, raised, carriageway running from Cannons can be traced through Canons Park in the direction of Whitchurch Lane. A 7-acre lake and separate duck pond also formed part of the original Cannons Estate and survive within the boundaries of the Canons Drive residential area.

In December 1932, the Metropolitan railway (later part of the Bakerloo Line and now the Jubilee line) opened a branch from Wembley Park to Stanmore via Kingsbury, Queensbury and Canons Park (then called Canons Park (Edgware). Suburban development slowly followed - the area is now covered with typical 1930s/1940s detached and semi-detached villas.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
ASL Canons Park Playing Fields:   
Avanti House Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Aylward Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Barnet Football Club Training Ground:   
Bentley Priory Open Space:   
Bentley Wood High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Camrose Primary With Nursery:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cannons:   Cannons was a stately home in Little Stanmore built for James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, between 1713 and 1724 at a cost of £200,000 but which in 1747 was razed and its contents dispersed.
Canons High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Canons Park:   Canons Park - a suburban area named after a long-gone stately home.
Centenary Park:   
Chandos Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Chandos Recreation Ground:   
Krishna Avanti Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Park High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Queensbury Park:   
Stanburn Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Stanmore College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Stonegrove Park:   
Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Woodlands School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercorn Road, HA7 · Acacia Close, HA7 · Acorn Close, HA7 · Alcuin Court, HA7 · Aldridge Avenue, HA7 · Anmersh Grove, HA7 · Appledore Close, HA8 · Bacon Lane, HA8 · Ballards Mews, HA8 · Bellamy Drive, HA7 · Belmont Lane, HA7 · Berridge Green, HA8 · Beverley Gardens, HA7 · Bideford Close, HA8 · Bowman Trading Estate, NW9 · Braithwaite Gardens, HA7 · Bramble Close, HA7 · Bransgrove Road, HA7 · Bransgrove Road, HA8 · Brick Lane, HA7 · Bridgewater Gardens, HA8 · Broadcroft Avenue, HA7 · Bromefield, HA7 · Buckingham Gardens, HA8 · Buckingham Road, HA8 · Burnell Gardens, HA7 · Bush Grove, HA7 · Calder Gardens, HA8 · Canons Close, HA8 · Canons Drive, HA8 · Cavendish Drive, HA8 · Chandos Crescent, HA8 · Chandos Cresent, HA8 · Charlton Road, HA7 · Charmian Avenue, HA7 · Chelsea Close, HA8 · Cherry Tree Way, HA7 · Chestnut Avenue, HA8 · Cheyneys Avenue, HA7 · Cheyneys Avenue, HA8 · Chichester Court, HA7 · Churchill Road, HA8 · Clamp Hill, HA7 · Clifton Avenue, HA7 · Cloyster Wood, HA8 · Clydesdale Avenue, HA7 · Collins Avenue, HA7 · Common Road, HA7 · Coombe Close, HA8 · Cornbury Road, HA8 · Cotman Gardens, HA8 · Court Drive, HA7 · Courtens Mews, HA7 · Cranmer Close, HA7 · Crowshott Avenue, HA7 · Culver Grove, HA7 · Cumberland Road, HA7 · Curzon Avenue, HA7 · Curzon Road, HA7 · Dale Avenue, HA8 · Dalston Gardens, HA7 · Dean Drive, HA7 · Derwent Crescent, HA7 · Donnefield Avenue, HA8 · Dorset Drive, HA8 · Dudley Avenue, HA7 · Dukes Avenue, HA8 · Ennerdale Avenue, HA7 · Essoldo Way, HA8 · Everton Drive, HA7 · Fairways, HA7 · Felbridge Avenue, HA7 · Floriston Close, HA7 · Floriston Gardens, HA7 · Formby Avenue, HA7 · Forum Way, HA8 · Gainsborough Gardens, HA8 · Garland Road, HA7 · Glebe Crescent, HA7 · Glenalmond Road, HA3 · Golf Close, HA7 · Grange Avenue, HA7 · Gresham Road, HA8 · Gyles Park, HA7 · Handel Close, HA8 · Handel Parade, HA8 · Handel Way, HA8 · Haverford Way, HA8 · Heathbourne Road, HA7 · Hermitage Way, HA7 · Hiliary Gardens, HA7 · Hillbrow, HA7 · Hillersdon Avenue, HA8 · Hillside Drive, HA8 · Holly Avenue, HA7 · Honeypot Close, NW9 · Honeypot Lane, HA7 · Honister Close, HA7 · Honister Gardens, HA7 · Honister Place, HA7 · Howberry Close, HA8 · Howberry Road, HA7 · Jersey Avenue, HA7 · Kamrans Place, HA8 · Kenton Lane, HA7 · Kipling Place, HA7 · Kynance Gardens, HA7 · Ladycroft Walk, HA7 · Lake View, HA8 · Lamorna Grove, HA7 · Langland Crescent, HA7 · Langland Cresent, HA7 · Lansdowne Road, HA7 · Leamington House, HA8 · Lodge Close, HA8 · London Road, HA7 · Longcrofte Road, HA8 · Lower Priory Farm, HA7 · Lowther Road, HA7 · Lyon Meade, HA7 · M1, HA7 · Malvern Gardens, HA3 · Malvern Gardens, HA7 · Maychurch Close, HA7 · Mayfair Court, HA8 · Mead Road, HA8 · Meade Road, HA8 · Merlin Crescent, HA8 · Methuen Close, HA8 · Methuen Road, HA8 · Milford Gardens, HA8 · Mill Ridge, HA8 · Montgomery Road, HA8 · Morley Crescent East, HA7 · Morley Crescent West, HA7 · Mountbel Road, HA7 · Mountside, HA7 · Newgale Gardens, HA8 · Nolton Place, HA8 · Oaktree Close, HA7 · Old Church Lane, HA7 · Old Redding, HA7 · Overbrook Walk, HA8 · Pangbourne Drive, HA7 · Park Grove, HA8 · Partridge Close, HA7 · Peareswood Gardens, HA7 · Pembroke Place, HA8 · Peters Close, HA8 · Pickett Croft, HA7 · Portland Crescent, HA7 · Powell Close, HA8 · Prescelly Place, HA8 · Queens Avenue, HA3 · Queens Avenue, HA7 · Queens Mead, HA8 · Queensbury Circle Parade, HA7 · Queensbury Station Parade, HA8 · Queensbury Station Parade, NW9 · Raeburn Road, HA8 · Rectory Close, HA7 · Rectory Lane, HA7 · Rees Drive, HA7 · Reynolds Drive, HA8 · Roch Avenue, HA8 · Rockland Drive, HA7 · Rocklands Drive, HA7 · Rose Garden Close, HA8 · Running Track, HA7 · Ruskin Gardens, NW9 · Ruth Close, HA7 · Selwyn Court, HA8 · September Way, HA7 · Shaldon Road, HA8 · St Andrews Drive, HA7 · St Austell Close, HA8 · St Davids Drive, HA8 · St Edmunds Drive, HA7 · St Lawrence Close, HA8 · St. Bride’s Avenue, HA8 · St. David’s Drive, HA8 · St. Paul’s Avenue, HA7 · Station Parade, HA8 · Stonegrove Gardens, HA8 · Stratton Close, HA8 · Streatfield Road, HA7 · Taunton Way, HA7 · Tavistock Road, HA8 · Teignmouth Close, HA8 · Tenby Road, HA8 · The Parade, HA8 · Thistlecroft Gardens, HA7 · Tiverton Road, HA8 · Tonbridge Crescent, HA3 · Torbridge Close, HA8 · Tudor Well Close, HA7 · Turner Road, HA8 · Uppingham Avenue, HA7 · Ventnor Avenue, HA7 · Vernon Court, HA7 · Vernon Drive, HA7 · Wemborough Road, HA7 · Westmoreland Road, NW9 · Weston Drive, HA7 · Wetheral Drive, HA7 · Whistler Gardens, HA8 · Whitchurch Avenue, HA8 · Whitchurch Close, HA8 · Whitchurch Gardens, HA8 · Whitchurch Lane, HA7 · Whitchurch Lane, HA8 · Whitchurch Parade, HA8 · Wigton Gardens, HA7 · Winchester Road, HA7 · Winton Gardens, HA8 · Woodstead Grove, HA8 · Woodstock Close, HA7 · Wychwood Avenue, HA7 · Wychwood Avenue, HA8 · York Avenue, HA7 ·
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