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Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.

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Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd   
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
IP: 90.255.234.91
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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.

Maria Russ
Maria Russ   
Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
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Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage.
Still have mum’s bus badge.

Happy times they were.

John Dye
John Dye   
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT   
IP: 86.131.134.236
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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.

Julia elsdon
Julia elsdon   
Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
IP: 87.112.95.228
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
IP: 94.3.120.166
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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 94.13.78.193
2:6:600
Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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.

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Mitcham stabbing: Young man knifed to death on south-west London street
A young man has died after he was repeatedly stabbed on a street in south-west London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/mitcham-stabbing-young-man-knifed-to-death-on-southwest-london-street-a3843796.html

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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
The regional divide is more than the north and London | Letters
The regional divide is more than the north and London | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/20/the-regional-divide-is-more-than-the-north-and-london

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
How fame took its toll on Dennis Price
My house is full of film books. I suspect several hundred but I lost count. It provides me with my own research library and I am always adding to the collection. If we ever get a film and television heritage centre in Borehamwood then I will donate them so they can help create a reference library. Alas, that does not seem to be on the horizon but one can always hope.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16226131.How_fame_took_its_toll_on_Dennis_Price/?ref=rss

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Half term activities at the arts centre

Harrow Arts Centre has you covered with a packed programme of creative workshops, fun film activity days and family theatre.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16235446.Half_term_activities_at_the_arts_centre/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction
Santi Cazorla set to leave Arsenal as Villarreal offer return to Spanish star
Santi Cazorla has been offered the chance to spend pre-season with his former club Villarreal with his Arsenal contract due to expire.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/santi-cazorla-expected-to-leave-arsenal-as-villarreal-offer-return-to-spanish-star-a3843841.html

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Fire advice is to flee as tests show Grenfell-style cladding unsafe
Fire advice is to flee as tests show Grenfell-style cladding unsafe

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/19/grenfell-tower-fire-tests-cladding-unsafe-fire-brigade-advice-to-flee

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Added: 19 May 2018 15:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
Lewisham East byelection: Janet Daby to stand for Labour
Council’s deputy mayor, who is viewed as a moderate, selected to fight for ultra-safe seat in JuneThe deputy mayor of Lewisham council has been chosen by Labour to fight a byelection in the area in June. Janet Daby, viewed as a moderate in the party, beat two other candidates after a hustings on Saturday to be selected as the candidate for the ultra-safe Labour seat of Lewisham East. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/19/lewisham-east-byelection-janet-daby-to-stand-for-labour

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Don’t miss: Music festival returns to high street today and tomorrow

The headline act is Lee Thompson with The Silencerz on Sunday at the Bohemia.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16235409.Don_t_miss__Music_festival_returns_to_high_street_today_and_tomorrow/?ref=rss

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Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page set for planning permission showdown


Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page set for planning permission showdown


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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Avenue Farm:   Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Hope Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
London General Omnibus Depot:   The London General Omnibus Company commenced services to Regent Street from the Crown, Cricklewood in 1883, in 1899 opening a bus garage.
St Agnes RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Besant Road, NW2 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Chichele Road, NW2 · Compton Close, NW11 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 · Cricklewood, NW2 · Dairyman Close, NW2 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Draycott Close, NW2 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Elsinore Gardens, NW2 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Gillingham Road, NW2 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Handley Grove, NW2 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · Howard Road, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Kingweston Close, NW2 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Minster Road, NW2 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Rockhall Way, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Sanderstead Avenue, NW2 · Sandifer Drive, NW2 · Sarre Road, NW2 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · Somerton Road, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · The Broadway, NW2 · Thorverton Road, NW2 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Woodvale Way, NW11 · Worley Court, NW2 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·

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