Erith Road, DA7

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Erith Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area



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Swanley man who compulsively trapped birds in his bedroom ’brought to justice’
A compulsive twitcher kept wild birds in cages inside his home after snaring them in professional traps.

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Appeal to find missing 14-year-old girl from Dartford
Kent police are appealing for help to find a missing 14-year-old girl from Dartford.

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PHOTOS: ’First and only’ lapdancing club in the area opens off the Sidcup bypass
The owner of a new lapdancing club has said he hopes for smooth sailing as the first venue of its kind in the area opens to the public.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16979956.br7-lapdancing-club-opens-in-flamingo-park-off-the-sidcup-bypass/?ref=rss

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Investigation into Optima Park forklift incident after injured man dies
Investigation into Optima Park forklift incident after injured man dies

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Heavy traffic on M25 following an earlier broken down vehicle
Heavy traffic on M25 following an earlier broken down vehicle

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Kids learning new languages take their Spanish lessons to a Welling care home

Young children learning languages in Bexley have taken their classes to an elderly care home to practice with the residents.


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Police hunting man with van after petrol theft at Bexleyheath Esso
Police are on the hunt for a man after a tankful of fuel was stolen from a petrol station in Bexleyheath.

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Watch: Knifeman punches pensioner and steals his car before crashing

A man who held a knife against the neck of a shop keeper before punching a pensioner and crashing a car is being sought by police.


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Thousands turn out and create ’brilliant atmosphere’ at Erith Pier Festival celebrations

More than 4,000 people made the trip to Erith pier for this year’s festival, enjoying street food, live music and beers.


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Police appeal to find man missing from Queen Mary’s Hospital
An appeal has been issued by police who are trying to find a man missing from Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

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NHS defends closing Belvedere doctors’ surgery after concerns raised

NHS bosses have defended the decision to close a popular doctors’ surgery in Belvedere after a councillor aired serious concerns over the loss of facilities.


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VIEW THE CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CRAYFORD AREA IN THE 1900s
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Crayford

Crayford was combined with other local areas to form the London Borough of Bexley in 1965.


Crayford has a long and interesting history. The area was first mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle (c.891 - 924), which states that the Britons fought the Jutes at the Battle of Creganford in 457. The Domesday Book (1086) records that in Crayford "there is a church", implying that there was a well established settlement in the area by that time. The Norman Church of St Paulinus, which still stands on top of Crayford Hill overlooking the town, was built in 1100.

The original stimulus for settlement in the area was the fact that the River Cray could be forded at this point - and "Cray-ford" became the settlement’s name.

Crayford Manor House stands just to the north-west of St Paulinus Church, probably in roughly the same position as the first manor house, which was established in the 14th century. Crayford actually contained two manors, those of Howbury and Newbury.

Several large houses once stood in the area, including Oakwood, Shenstone and May Place. Little evidence remains of these, although part of the last house called May Place is now incorporated into the clubhouse of Barnehurst Golf Course.

The house was for many years the seat of the lord of the manor and between 1694 and 1707 was the home of Sir Cloudesley Shovell (1650 - 1707), Commander in Chief of the Navy who took part in the capture of Gibraltar in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. Three years later, after his ship the Association was wrecked off the Isles of Scilly, he was strangled for the rings he wore, by a fisherwoman.

The presence of the river in the town led to the growth of industries such as tanning and silk-making, which need a constant supply of free-flowing fresh water. The tannery has long since gone, but the silk-printing works of David Evans Ltd, established in 1843, remain in the town. Swaislands was another long-established local printing firm. It was taken over by GP & J Baker who closed the works only in 1961.

In the early years of the 19th century the huge armaments firm Vickers, originally from Sheffield, moved into the area. In the few short years of the First World War Vickers’ workforce grew from 300 to 14,000. Vickers built an estate, the Crayford Garden Suburb, to the east of the town to house the armaments workers. Whilst all that remains of the Vickers factory today is the clocktower, surrounded by modern retail development, the houses are still very much in evidence and are sought after as homes because of the quality of construction. This area, which borders on Dartford and the County of Kent, became known as Barnes Cray after a prominent local family (the Barnes).

Other industries in the area included barge building in Crayford Creek, brickmaking and motor-car production by the Siddeley Autocar Company, which had its registered works at Crayford in 1902.

After the First World War the production of armaments was reduced, but industry continued to thrive and the local community prospered on the trade brought to the area as a result of the influx of workers during the war. The Princesses Theatre, opened in 1916 on the riverside, was built specifically to entertain these workers but unfortunately burnt to the ground within six months. It was subsequently rebuilt to exactly the same specifications but presumably with improved fire-protection measures!

In 1920 Crayford became an urban district. As in most other local areas, the 1930s saw a period of busy housebuilding, although this was perhaps not as extensive in Crayford as it was elsewhere. Houses were built mostly by local builders such as New Ideal Homesteads and W.H. Wedlock.

The population in the urban district almost doubled in the 20 years to 1951, from 15,896 in 1931 to 27,950 in 1951.

Housebuilding was interrupted by the Second World War, which affected Crayford badly because the presence of the Royal Arsenal nearby (see Thamesmead) and of the armaments works in the town made Crayford an obvious target for enemy bombers.

The town of Crayford today revolves around the retail trade, and has a large Sainsbury’s hypermarket at its centre. It is home to a substantial commuter population, who travel to London and nearby business and retail centres such as Bexleyheath and the newly opened Bluewater shopping park near Dartford.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Belmont Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bursted Wood Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Dartford Grammar School for Girls:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Gravel Hill Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Martens Grove Park:   
Mayplace Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Normandy Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Normandy Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Northumberland Heath Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Northumberland Heath Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Oakwood School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Dartford:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Pelham Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Phoenix Sports Club:   
St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
West Hill Primary Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Martens Avenue (1934):   Development and destruction. This view shows the scale of work necessary to lay the infrastructure that precedes house building.
Park Grove (1934):   Park Grove was the first road to be laid out in the 1934 Martens Grove Estate.
Trolley bus at Erith Road bus depot (1935):   An unusual trolley bus - other examples in London had a twin rear axle in order to cope with a 70 passenger load.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alberta Road, DA8 · Alderman Close, DA1 · Alfriston Close, DA1 · Appledore Avenue, DA7 · Ashen Drive, DA1 · Austen Road, DA8 · Barnehurst Avenue, DA7 · Barnehurst Road, DA7 · Bascombe Grove, DA1 · Bath Road, DA1 · Beckton Place, DA8 · Becton Place, DA8 · Beechcroft Avenue, DA7 · Belmont Road, DA7 · Belmont Road, DA8 · Beverley Road, DA7 · Birchington Close, DA8 · Blenheim Close, DA1 · Blenheim Road, DA1 · Bowmans Road, DA1 · Bowness Road, DA7 · Braemar Avenue, DA7 · Braeside Crescent, DA7 · Brantwood Avenue, DA8 · Brantwood Road, DA7 · Brindley Close, DA7 · Bronte Close, DA8 · Brook Street, DA8 · Brook Vale, DA8 · Broom Mead, DA5 · Broom Mead, DA6 · Broomfield Road, DA6 · Broomhill Road, DA1 · Brummel Close, DA7 · Bullman Close, DA7 · Byron Drive, DA8 · Carey Court, DA6 · Carnet Close, DA1 · Cartmel Road, DA7 · Castleton Avenue, DA7 · Chapel Road, DA7 · Chastilian Road, DA1 · Chesterfield Drive, DA1 · Cheviot Close, DA7 · Chieveley Road, DA7 · Chiltern Close, DA7 · Christie House, DA6 · Clive Avenue, DA1 · Colyers Lane Primary School, DA7 · Coniston Close, DA7 · Coniston Road, DA7 · Cookson Grove, DA8 · Cotswold Close, DA7 · Courtleet Drive, DA8 · Dale Road, DA1 · Dalmeny Road, DA8 · Denton Road, DA1 · Denver Road, DA1 · Devonshire Avenue, DA1 · Dorothy Evans Close, DA7 · Downbank Avenue, DA7 · Dudsbury Road, DA1 · East Street, DA7 · Eastleigh Road, DA7 · Eastry Road, DA8 · Edendale Road, DA7 · Edendale Road, DA8 · Ennerdale Road, DA7 · Epsom Close, DA7 · Erith Road, DA6 · Erith Road, DA7 · Erith Road, DA8 · Eskdale Road, DA7 · Eversley Avenue, DA7 · Eversley Cross, DA7 · Fairford Avenue, DA7 · Falstaff Close, DA1 · Faygate Crescent, DA6 · Fenns Wood Close, DA5 · Fenns Wood Close, DA6 · Firmin Road, DA1 · Foresters Crescent, DA7 · FP 39, DA7 · FP 231, DA7 · Francis Avenue, DA7 · Gainsborough Avenue, DA1 · Galloway Drive, DA1 · Garrard Close, DA7 · Geddes Place, DA7 · Gloucester Road, DA1 · Grasmere Road, DA7 · Gravel Hill Close, DA6 · Gravel Hill Primary School, DA6 · Gravel Hill, DA6 · Grove Road, DA7 · Halcot Avenue, DA6 · Hallford Way, DA1 · Havelock Road, DA1 · Heath Lane Upper, DA1 · Heath Lane Upper, DA2 · Heath Lane, DA1 · Heath Road, DA1 · Heather Drive, DA1 · heatherbank Close, DA1 · Heathlands Rise, DA1 · Heathlee Road, DA1 · Heathview Avenue, DA1 · Helen Close, DA1 · Henfield Close, DA5 · Hengist Road, DA8 · Heversham Road, DA7 · Highland Road, DA6 · Hilary Close, DA8 · Hill Brow, DA1 · Hillcrest Road, DA1 · Hillingdon Road, DA7 · Hillside Road, DA1 · Holly Gardens, DA7 · Holmsdale Grove, DA1 · Holmsdale Grove, DA7 · Homer Close, DA7 · Hornbeam Lane, DA7 · Horsa Road, DA8 · Hurstwood Avenue, DA7 · Ightham Road, DA8 · Inglewood Road, DA7 · James Road, DA1 · Kingsridge Gardens, DA1 · Kingswood Close, DA1 · Knole Road, DA1 · Laburnum Avenue, DA1 · Lane End, DA7 · Langdale Crescent, DA7 · Langdale Crescent, DA8 · Latham Road, DA6 · Lavernock Road, DA7 · Lawrence Hill Gardens, DA1 · Lawrence Hill Road, DA1 · Leysdown Avenue, DA7 · Lingwood, DA7 · Lodge Avenue, DA1 · Luddesdon Road, DA17 · Luddesdon Road, DA8 · Lyndhurst Close, DA7 · Lyndhurst Road, DA7 · Lynsted Close, BR1 · Lynsted Close, DA6 · Maida Vale Road, DA1 · Manor Way, DA7 · Marcet Road, DA1 · Marcus Road, DA1 · Marlborough Road, DA1 · Martens Avenue, DA7 · Martens Close, DA7 · Mason Close, DA7 · Mayplace Close, DA7 · Mayplace primary School, DA7 · Mayplace Road East, DA7 · Mayplace Road West, DA7 · Melrose Avenue, DA1 · Mera Drive, DA7 · Merewood Road, DA7 · Midfield Avenue, DA7 · Miller Close, DA7 · Morland Avenue, DA1 · Mount Road, DA1 · Nelson Road, DA1 · Newick Close, DA5 · Newick Close, DA6 · Norstead Road, DA8 · North Road, DA1 · North Street, DA7 · Northall Road, DA7 · Northumberland Heath Primary School, DA8 · Northumberland Park, DA8 · Nurstead Road, DA8 · Oakhouse Road, DA6 · Oakwood Drive, DA7 · Old Bexley Lane, DA1 · Old Manor Way, DA7 · Palmar Crescent, DA7 · Park Grove, DA7 · Parkside Avenue, DA7 · Pelham Road, DA7 · Penda Road, DA8 · Pinnacle Hill North, DA7 · Pinnacle Hill, DA7 · Plaxtol Road, DA8 · Quantock Road, DA7 · Raeburn Avenue, DA1 · Randolph Close, DA7 · Rayford Close, DA1 · Ridge Way, DA1 · Risedale Road, DA7 · Rochester Drive, DA5 · Rochester Way, DA1 · Rosedene Court, DA1 · Ross Road, DA1 · Rossland Close, DA6 · Royston Road, DA1 · Rudland Road, DA7 · Rydal Drive, DA7 · Rydal Drive, DA8 · Rye Close, DA5 · Saltcote Close, DA1 · Seaton Road, DA1 · Shepherds Lane, DA1 · Shepherds Lane, DA2 · Silecroft Road, DA7 · Silverdale Road, DA7 · Somerset Road, DA1 · Spring Vale, DA7 · Springfield Road, DA7 · St. Audrey Avenue, DA7 · St. Paul’s Road, DA8 · Stanham Road, DA1 · Station Road, DA1 · Steele Walk, DA8 · Stephen Road, DA7 · Stonefield Close, DA7 · Sullivan Close, DA1 · Sussex Road, DA8 · Swaisland Road, DA1 · Swallow Close, DA7 · Swan Lane, DA1 · Swanbridge Road, DA7 · Swanton Road, DA8 · Taunton Close, DA7 · The Chase, DA7 · The Green, DA7 · Thirlmere Road, DA7 · Three Corners, DA7 · Tower Road, DA7 · Tudor Close, DA1 · Turner Court, DA1 · Tyler Close, DA8 · Valley Close, DA1 · Venners Close, DA7 · Walkley Road, DA1 · Waltham Close, DA1 · Warren Close, DA6 · Watling Street, DA1 · Watling Street, DA6 · Watling Street, DA7 · Wellington Road, DA1 · Wentworth Drive, DA1 · Wenvoe Avenue, DA7 · West Heath Road, DA1 · West Hill Drive, DA1 · Western Terrace, DA1 · Westfield Road, DA7 · Wheelock Close, DA8 · Wilde Road, DA8 · Wilmot Road, DA1 · Windermere Road, DA7 · Windsor Drive, DA1 · Winifred Road, DA1 · Woodside Close, DA1 · Woodside Close, DA7 · Woodside Road, AL2 · Woodside Road, DA7 · Woolbrook Road, DA1 · Woolwich Road, DA6 · Woolwich Road, DA7 · York Terrace, DA8 ·
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