Wharton Close, NW10

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Wharton Close is a road in the NW10 postcode area



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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 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 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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Residents consider class action over Grenfell-style cladding
Fire wardens are on watch after Grenfell-style cladding was found at New Capital Quay in Greenwich.

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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.


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Crowds of demonstrators have rallied in central London in protest of a visit by the Indian prime minister who was meeting Theresa May as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit.

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London house prices fall for first time since 2009 recession
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Battle lines drawn for Ealing local council elections 2018
What have the Conservative Party and Labour Party got to say about each other ahead of the upcoming ward elections for the London Borough of Ealing?

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Gang jailed for Heathrow Airport drug smuggling
Gang jailed for Heathrow Airport drug smuggling

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Public inquiry into spying identifies undercover police officer identified as David Hagan An undercover police officer accused of spying on the family of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has been officially identified as David Hagan.He is a key figure in the controversy over the use of police spies to gather information about the Lawrence family while they were trying to persuade the police to properly investigate their son’s racist murder. Related: Stephen Lawrence 25 years on: ’It was the moment we lost trust in the system’ Related: Stephen Lawrence’s family criticise police over alleged spy plot Continue reading...


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Barnet’s Green Party aims high on social housing and the environment

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Finsbury Park crash: Young moped rider and passenger injured after smashing into car during police chase
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New violent crime taskforce ’seizes gun, knives and drugs’
Seven people were arrested as the Violent Crimes Taskforce carried out stop-and-searches and raids.

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London stabbing: man killed in Forest Gate
Case adds to more than 50 murder investigations opened by Metropolitan police so far in 2018Police are investigating another fatal stabbing in the capital after the death of a man in east London. Officers, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance were called to Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, at about 10.50pm on Monday. Continue reading...

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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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OTHER WILLESDEN GREEN ENTRIES

Willesden Green

A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, Willesden was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell's house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of 'notable images. including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a 'holy well' which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until after 1875. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan Line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan Line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo Line, and later the Jubilee Line. Willesden Green station has now a grand 1920s facade.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as numerous factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline.

To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723.

The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.

Willesden became a municipal borough in 1933, and it is at this time that the area became predominantly working class. A small Irish community had formed in Willesden by this time, which grew rapidly during the period of the Second World War. A small Jewish community of refugees from Europe also formed during the war, with 3.5% of the population in 1951 born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria. During the war, Willesden suffered large damage due to the heavy concentration of industry, such as munition factories, and railways in the area.

The period from 1960 saw migrants settling from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent. Additionally, from 1963 it was the site of the Kuo Yuan, the first Chinese restaurant to serve Pekinese dishes in Britain. Since the 1960s, Willesden has been popular with young working holidaymakers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, although this popularity has declined somewhat in favour of other areas since about 2003.

Willesden went into a period of decline during the 1970s and 1980s as much of the housing was inadequate due to overcrowding as industry was mixed with housing. The whole of central Willesden bar (the area by the Willesden Green station) was earmarked for redevelopment; however, this did not come to fruition. In the late 1980s, traders were given money to revamp the High Street to prevent it closing. It now has one of the best public libraries in the UK, Willesden Green Library Centre - an elegant building and open very long hours.

Now the area has seen another change in demographic becoming a middle class area due to its prime location and good transport links.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Neasden:   Neasden was first recorded as ’Neasdun’ in AD 939, derived from the Old English neos = ’nose’ and dun = ’hill’.
Willesden Farm:   Willesden Farm was otherwise known as Bramley's Farm.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acland Road, NW2 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Belton Road, NW2 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Brendon Avenue, NW10 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Bridge Road, NW10 · Broadfields Way, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Central Business Centre, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Cobbold Road, NW10 · Conley Road, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Crome Road, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Energen Close, NW10 · Essex Road, NW10 · Falcon Park Industrial Estate, NW10 · Franklyn Road, NW10 · Garnet Road, NW10 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helperby Road, NW10 · Heron Close, NW10 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Ilex Road, NW10 · Iron Bridge Close, NW10 · Iron Bridge, E15 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Lansdowne Grove, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Lynton Close, NW10 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Maundeby Walk, NW10 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Mayo Road, NW10 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · Neasden Lane North, NW10 · Neasden Lane, NW10 · Neasden Lane, NW2 · Neasden Underpass, NW10 · Northview Cresent, NW10 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Severn Way, NW10 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Southview Avenue, NW10 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Strode Road, NW10 · Taylors Lane, NW10 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Tynsdale Road, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Westview Close, NW10 · Wharton Close, NW10 · White Hart Lane, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Windsor Road, NW2 · Woodmans Grove, NW10 · Yeats Close, NW10 · Yewfield Road, NW10 ·

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DAILY LIFE
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SAFETY
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HEALTH
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SPORTS AND LEISURE
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ENTERTAINMENT
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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

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

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

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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