Severn Way, NW10

Road in/near Willesden Green

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Severn Way is a road in the NW10 postcode area



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Paul Shepherd
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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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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction
'These artists have a story to tell': Music producer rejects calls to ban drill rap videos from the internet
EXCLUSIVE: Music producer husband of former Sugababe defends his YouTube music channel linked to gangland killings

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/these-artists-have-a-story-to-tell-music-producer-rejects-calls-to-ban-drill-music-videos-from-the-a3991851.html

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Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines
Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/nov/16/britains-worst-landlord-to-take-nine-years-to-pay-off-string-of-fines

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Evening update: Long delays on M25 spell frustrating start to weekend

Good evening, Anyone hoping for a simple journey home, particularly in Hertfordshire may have to think again.


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17229939.evening-update-queues-on-m25-m11-and-a1/?ref=rss

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Met’s ’gang matrix’ breached data laws, investigation finds
Human rights campaigners say list of suspects discriminates against young black menThe Metropolitan police’s list of gang suspects breached data protection laws, potentially causing damage and distress to a disproportionate number of young black men, an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found.The list, called the gangs violence matrix, has also been criticised by human rights campaigners, who say it racialises the war on gangs and stigmatises black youngsters. Continue reading...

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Children’s hospice given money after store manager met little girl with cancer
Children’s hospice given money after store manager met little girl with cancer

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17227188.noahs-ark-childrens-hospice-given-money-after-tk-maxx-manager-met-little-girl-with-cancer/?ref=rss

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Charles Bronson dances with joy and praises British justice system as 'best in world' after not guilty verdict
Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has praised the British justice system, hailing it as the "best in the world’, after being cleared of GBH.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/charles-bronson-dances-with-joy-and-praises-british-justice-system-as-best-in-world-after-not-guilty-a3991466.html

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Evening update: Broken down car causes rush hour delays on M25
Good evening. Here is your evening update for Thursday, November 15.

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17227202.evening-update-broken-down-car-causes-rush-hour-delays-on-m25/?ref=rss

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’A race to save lives’: calls for action after deaths of homeless Indians in UK
’A race to save lives’: calls for action after deaths of homeless Indians in UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/15/a-race-to-save-lives-calls-for-action-after-deaths-of-homeless-indians-in-uk

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Serious crash shuts A1 northbound

Full story: Driver dies after car hits stationary lorry on A1


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17225958.serious-crash-shuts-down-a1/?ref=rss

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Driver dies after car hits lorry on A1

Police have confirmed that the driver of a vehicle which crashed into a stationary lorry has died.


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17226702.police-confirm-one-man-has-died-after-crash-on-a1-near-borehamwood/?ref=rss

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Brexit resignations: The full list of ministers to quit Theresa May's Cabinet
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'Our secret': prep school teacher accused of child sex abuse over two decades
'Our secret': prep school teacher accused of child sex abuse over two decades

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/our-secret-prep-school-teacher-accused-of-child-sex-abuse-over-two-decades-a3989631.html

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Diesel pollution stunts children’s lung growth, London study shows
Diesel pollution stunts children’s lung growth, London study shows

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/14/diesel-pollution-stunts-childrens-lung-growth-london-study-shows

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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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
Braintcroft E-Act Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Curzon Crescent Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Dudden Hill Farm:   Duddenhill (Duddinghill) Farm lay on Dudden Hill Lane north of Willesden.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Leopold Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Maple Walk School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Neasden:   Neasden was first recorded as ’Neasdun’ in AD 939, derived from the Old English neos = ’nose’ and dun = ’hill’.
Newfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Northview Junior and Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Roundwood Farm:   Roundwood Farm lay between Willesden and Harlesden.
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.
St Andrew and St Francis CofE Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
St Mary’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Crest Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
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
A40, NW10 · A404, NW10 · A406, NW10 · A4088, NW10 · Abbeydale Road, NW10 · Aberdeen Road, NW10 · Aboyne Road, NW2 · Acland Road, NW2 · Acton Cemetery, NW10 · Agate Close, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Ashcombe Park, NW2 · Attewood Avenue, NW10 · Avondale Avenue, NW2 · B4557, NW10 · Ballogie Avenue, NW10 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Balnacraig Avenue, NW10 · Baskerville Gardens, NW10 · Beaconsfield Road, NW10 · Beechwood Gardens, NW10 · Belton Road, NW2 · Beresford Avenue, NW10 · Bermans Way, NW10 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Beveridge Road, NW10 · Birchen Grove, NW10 · Birse Crescent, NW10 · Bishop Way, NW10 · Bolton Road, NW10 · Brendon Avenue, NW10 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Broadfields Way, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brownlow Road, NW10 · Burnley Road, NW10 · Burns Road, NW10 · Butler Road, NW10 · Cairnfield Avenue, NW2 · Central Business Centre, NW10 · Chadwick Road, NW10 · Challenge Close, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Charlton Road, NW10 · Chartley Avenue, NW2 · Church Path, NW10 · Church Road, NW10 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Clifford Way, NW10 · Cobbold Road, NW10 · Colin Road, NW10 · Conley Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW2 · Cornmow Drive, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Craven Park Health Centre, NW10 · Craven Park Road, NW10 · Crome Road, NW10 · Crownhill Road, NW10 · Curzon Crescent, NW10 · Curzon Cresent, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Dawpool Road, NW2 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Dog Lane, NW10 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW10 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW2 · Drayton Road, NW10 · Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 · Dudden Hill Parade, NW10 · Eastleigh Close, NW2 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Essex Road, NW10 · Falcon Park Industrial Estate, NW10 · Fawcett Road, NW10 · Fortunegate Road, NW10 · Franklyn Road, NW10 · Frogmore Estate, NW10 · Fry Road, NW10 · Garnet Road, NW10 · Gateway Industrial Estate, NW10 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Glynfield Road, NW10 · Goodson Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) towpath, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Graylaw Industrial Estate, NW10 · Greenhill Park Medical Centre, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Guilsborough Close, NW10 · Harlesden Gardens, NW10 · Harrington Close, NW10 · Hawkins Road, NW10 · Hawkshead Road, NW10 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Heather Road, NW2 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helperby Road, NW10 · Helpline, NW10 · Heron Close, NW10 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Highmead Crescent, NW10 · Homestead Park, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Ilex Road, NW10 · Inman Road, NW10 · Iron Bridge Close, NW10 · Iron Bridge, E15 · Kenwyn Drive, NW2 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Lancaster Road, NW10 · Lansdowne Grove, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Lennox Gardens, NW10 · Leopold Road, NW10 · Library Parade, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Links Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · London Road, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lovat Close, NW2 · Lucas Close, NW10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Lynton Close, NW10 · Maple Walk, SM2 · Marian Way, NW10 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Marquis Close, NW10 · Maundeby Walk, NW10 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Mayo Road, NW10 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · Mulgrave Road, NW10 · Neasden Lane North, NW10 · Neasden Lane, NW10 · Neasden Lane, NW2 · Neasden Parade, NW10 · Neasden Underpass, NW10 · New Crescent Yard, NW10 · Norfolk Road, NW10 · Normanby Road, NW10 · Northview Cresent, NW10 · Nutfield Road, NW2 · Oldfield Road, NW10 · Oliver Road, NW10 · Orchard Close, NW2 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Outgate Road, NW10 · Park Royal Brewery, NW10 · Park View Road, NW10 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Piper Place, NW10 · Poplar Grove, NW10 · Poplars Avenue, NW10 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Priory Gardens, NW10 · Prout Grove, NW10 · Queensbury Road, NW10 · Randall Avenue, NW2 · Rear St Thomass Road, NW10 · Redfern Road, NW10 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Roundwood Road, NW10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Saint John’s Avenue, NW10 · Saint Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Saint Thomas’s Road, NW10 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Sapcote Trading Centre, NW10 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Sellons Avenue, NW10 · Selsdon Road, NW2 · Severn Way, NW10 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Sonia Gardens, NW10 · Southview Avenue, NW10 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Johns Avenue, NW10 · St Marys Road, NW10 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St Thomass Road, NW10 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Strode Road, NW10 · Tanfield Avenue, NW10 · Tanfield Avenue, NW2 · Tatum Road, NW10 · The Circle, NW2 · Tokyngton Avenue, NW10 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Tunley Road, NW10 · Tynsdale Road, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Vincent Gardens, NW2 · Vivian Avenue, NW10 · Warren Road, NW2 · Waverley Garden, NW10 · West Ella Road, NW10 · Western Avenue, NW10 · Westview Close, NW10 · Wharton Close, NW10 · White Hart Lane, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Wilmers Court, NW10 · Windsor Road, NW2 · Woodmans Grove, NW10 · Wycombe Road, NW10 · Yeats Close, NW10 · Yewfield Road, NW10 ·
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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
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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

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