Silk Stream (1916)

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Silk Stream near Colindale (1916)

   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

The Silk Stream was the stream which fed the Welsh Harp reservoir.

The photographer is standing on an embankment on Colindeep Lane where it bridges the stream. The view looks south along the stream towards the bridge in the far distance which carries the Edgware Road over the start of the Welsh Harp. The expanse of water of the reservoir can be seen beyond that.

This very rural scene depicts a section of the stream which once widened to form the Welsh Harp earlier than now. This side of the Edgware Road the reservoir has been reclaimed to site industry.

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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

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.

Scott Hatton
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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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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 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

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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


John Morton
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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
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Post by Ron: Colindale

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

Brenda Jackson
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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
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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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Kingsbury

Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.

After the formation of London Transport in 1933 this branch became part of the Metropolitan line and was later transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939 then to the Jubilee line in 1979. The design style is similar to that of other Metropolitan Railway buildings of the same period rather than to the concrete and glass style used at the same time by the LER group.

In common with other nearby Metropolitan Railway stations (e.g. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Neasden, Queensbury) there is an element of fiction in the station name; the area is properly within the eastern extent of Kenton (Kingsbury Road at this point was originally part of the eastern end of Kenton Lane) and Kingsbury proper is actually closer to Neasden station.

Although now only served by deep-level tube trains, the section of line serving the station is built to surface gauge, and trains to that larger LU loading gauge occasionally pass through.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Beis Medrash Elyon:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Beis Soroh Schneirer:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Beis Yaakov Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Blackbird Hill Farm:   Blackbird Hill Farm was situated on the corner of Birdbird Hill and Old Church Lane.
Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bnos Beis Yaakov Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Chalkhill Estate:   Chalkhill Estate was one of three large estates built in the London Borough of Brent. The design was based on that of Park Hill in Sheffield.
Church Lane Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Colindale:   Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.
Colindale Park:   
Colindale Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Fryent Country Park:   
Fryent Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Grahame Park:   Grahame Park was built on the site of the old Hendon Aerodrome.
Hendon:   Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.
Kingsbury:   Kingsbury station was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company’s electric trains.
Kingsbury Green Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kingsbury High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
RAF Museum:   The Royal Air Force Museum London, commonly known as the RAF Museum, is a museum located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, dedicated to the history of aviation and the British Royal Air Force.
Rushgrove Park:   
Schweppes Factory:   In 1896, Schweppes opened a large mineral water factory at the top of Wilberforce Road in West Hendon. It was a site chosen near an artesian well and because of its proximity to Edgware Road and the Midland Railway.
Silk Bridge:   Silk Bridge carries the former Roman Road of Watling Street and today's A5 over the Silk Stream here.
Silk Stream:   Silk Stream is just over 4 kilometres long and lies entirely within the current London Borough of Barnet.
Silver Jubilee Park:   
St James’ Catholic High School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Nicholas School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 0 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Robert Southwell RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Hyde School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Uxendon Farm:   Uxendon was once more important than Wembley.
Uxendon Shooting Grounds:   Uxendon Shooting Grounds was the location of the clay pigeon shooting for the 1908 Olympics.
West Hendon:   West Hendon - or New Hendon to the older folk. Or The Hyde to those older folk's grandparents.
Wingfield and Stonegrove Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackbird Hill (1906):   Blackbird Hill is image in 1906 and then part of Neasden.
The Edgware Road in Colindale:   Looking northwest along the Edgware Road at the junction with Colindale Avenue.
West Hendon from above:   View of The Broadway, West Hendon, from the north-west, 1921.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adams Close, NW9 · Aerodrome Road, NW4 · Aerodrome Road, NW9 · Algernon Road, NW4 · Alington Crescent, NW9 · Alverstone Road, HA9 · Anton Place, HA9 · Aviation Drive, NW9 · Avion Crescent, NW9 · Bacon Lane, NW9 · Baird Close, NW9 · Barn Hill, HA9 · Barn Rise, HA9 · Barn Way, HA9 · Barningham Way, NW9 · Basing Hill, HA9 · Beaulieu Close, NW9 · Berkeley Road, NW9 · Beverley Gardens, HA9 · Birchen Close, NW9 · Birchen Grove, NW9 · Blackbird Hill, NW9 · Boulevard Drive, NW9 · Bovingdon Lane, NW9 · Bowater Road, HA9 · Bowman Trading Estate, NW9 · Boycroft Avenue, NW9 · Brampton Grove, HA9 · Brampton Road, NW9 · Brent View Road, NW4 · Brent View Road, NW9 · Briarwood Close, NW9 · Broadhead Strand, NW9 · Brooklea Close, NW9 · Bruno Place, NW9 · Buddings Circle, HA9 · Burgess Avenue, NW9 · Bush Grove, NW9 · Carter Close, NW9 · Chalkhill Road, HA9 · Chalklands, HA9 · Chancellor Place, NW9 · Charlton Road, HA9 · Cherry Close, NW9 · Church Drive, NW9 · Church Lane, NW9 · Clayton Field, NW9 · Clovelly Avenue, NW9 · Colin Close, NW9 · Colin Crescent, NW9 · Colin Drive, NW9 · Colin Gardens, NW9 · Colin Parade, NW9 · Colin Park Road, NW9 · Colindeep Lane, NW4 · Colindeep Lane, NW9 · Corner Mead, NW9 · Corringham Road, HA9 · Cottenham Drive, NW9 · Court Way, NW9 · Crossway, NW9 · Crundale Avenue, NW9 · Daisy Close, NW9 · Deanscroft Avenue, NW9 · Deerfield Close, NW9 · Demeta Close, HA9 · Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 · Dimsdale Drive, NW9 · Dryburgh Gardens, NW9 · Dugolly Avenue, HA9 · Dunster Drive, NW9 · Eagle Drive, NW9 · East Drive, NW9 · East Hill, HA9 · Edgeworth Close, NW4 · Edgware Road, NW9 · Elmcroft Gardens, NW9 · Elthorne Road, NW9 · Elthorne Way, NW9 · Ember Court, NW9 · Eton Grove, NW9 · Everglade Strand, NW9 · Eversley Avenue, HA9 · Farnborough Close, HA9 · Five Acre, NW9 · Fiveways Corner, NW4 · Forty Avenue Grand Parade, HA9 · Fryent Fields, NW9 · Fryent Way, NW9 · Further Acre, NW9 · Gadsbury Close, NW9 · Garrick Road, NW9 · Gervase Close, HA9 · Gilda Court, NW7 · Girton Avenue, NW9 · Glenwood Grove, NW9 · Goldsmith Avenue, NW9 · Goldsmith Lane, NW9 · Grahame Park Health Centre The Concourse, NW9 · Grahame Park Health Centre, NW9 · Grahame Park Way, NW9 · Grahame Park, NW9 · Grand Parade, HA9 · Great Field, NW9 · Great Strand, NW9 · Greenhill Way, HA9 · Grendon Gardens, HA9 · Grosvenor Crescent, NW9 · Harrier Road, NW9 · Havenwood, HA9 · Hawthorne Grove, NW9 · Hazel Close, NW9 · Herbert Road, NW9 · Heritage Avenue, NW9 · Heybourne Crescent, NW9 · Hill Drive, NW9 · Hillfield Avenue, NW9 · Holden Avenue, NW9 · Holly Grove, NW9 · Hundred Acre, NW9 · Hyde Crescent, NW9 · Hyde Estate Road, NW9 · Hyde House, NW9 · Irving Way, NW9 · Jubilee Close, NW9 · Kent Court, NW9 · Kings Drive, HA9 · Kingsbury Arcade, NW9 · Kingsbury Circle, NW9 · Kingsbury Trading Estate, NW9 · Kingsbury, NW9 · Kingsgate, HA9 · Kingsmead Avenue, NW9 · Kingsmere Park, NW9 · Laburnum Grove, NW9 · Langdon Drive, NW9 · Larch Green, NW9 · Larkspur Close, NW9 · Lavender Avenue, NW9 · Ledway Drive, HA3 · Ledway Drive, HA9 · Leith Close, NW9 · Lewgars Avenue, NW9 · Leybourne Road, NW9 · Little Strand, NW9 · Long Field, NW9 · Long Mead, NW9 · Lower Strand, NW9 · Lynton Avenue, NW9 · M1, NW4 · Malcolm Crescent, NW4 · Mallard Way, NW9 · Manor Close, NW9 · Manor Way, NW9 · Maple Grove, NW9 · Marlow Court, NW9 · Marriotts Close, NW9 · Marsh Drive, NW9 · Mayfields Close, HA9 · Mayfields, HA9 · Meadowbank Road, NW9 · Merley Court, NW9 · Mersham Drive, NW9 · Midholm, HA9 · Montagu Road, NW4 · Mount Drive, HA9 · Near Acre, NW9 · New Way Road, NW9 · Newland Court, HA9 · North Acre, NW9 · Old Church Lane, NW9 · Orchard Gate, NW9 · Oxenpark Avenue, HA9 · Pasteur Close, NW9 · Peace Grove, HA9 · Peel Drive, NW9 · Pilgrims Way, HA9 · Piper’s Green, NW9 · Poolsford Road, NW9 · Poplar Grove, HA9 · Princes Avenue, NW9 · Propeller Way, NW4 · Propeller Way, NW9 · Quakers Course, NW9 · Queens Walk, NW9 · Ramsey Close, NW9 · Rankin Close, NW9 · Raven Close, NW9 · Ravenscroft Avenue, HA9 · Rawlings Crescent, HA9 · Reets Farm Close, NW9 · Reeves Avenue, NW9 · Roe End, NW9 · Roe Green, NW9 · Roe Lane, NW9 · Rook Close, HA9 · Rookery Close, NW9 · Rookery Way, NW9 · Rose Bates Drive, NW9 · Ross Court, NW9 · Rossdale Drive, NW9 · Rowan Drive, NW9 · Rugby Road, NW9 · Runbury Circle, NW9 · Rushgrove Avenue, NW9 · Rushgrove Parade, NW9 · Ruskin Gardens, NW9 · Russell Road, NW9 · Saint Davids Close, HA9 · Salmon Street, NW9 · Saltcroft Close, HA9 · Scottwell Drive, NW9 · Scudamore Lane, NW9 · Sedum Close, NW9 · Selborne Gardens, NW4 · Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 · Sheaveshill Parade, NW9 · Sherborne Gardens, NW9 · Shorts Croft, NW9 · Silkfield Road, NW9 · Slough Lane, NW9 · South Mead, NW9 · St Andrews Road, NW9 · St Matthias Close, NW9 · Stag Lane, NW9 · Station Road, NW9 · Stewart Close, NW9 · Stubbs Close, NW9 · Sunningdale Gardens, NW9 · Sunnymead Road, NW9 · Sutherland Court, NW9 · Swinton Close, HA9 · Sycamore Grove, NW9 · Talbot Crescent, NW4 · Tangmere Way, NW9 · Technology Park, NW9 · Telford Road, NW9 · Tennyson Avenue, NW9 · The Avenue, HA9 · The Broadway, NW9 · The Concourse, NW9 · The Crossways, HA9 · The Drive, HA9 · The Hyde Industrial Estate, NW9 · The Hyde, NW9 · The Loning, NW9 · The Mount, HA9 · The Paddocks, HA9 · Tithe Close, NW7 · Tithe Walk, NW7 · Townsend Lane, NW9 · Tudor Close, NW9 · Tudor Gardens, NW9 · Tunworth Close, NW9 · Tyre Lane, NW9 · Uxendon Hill, HA9 · Valley Drive, NW9 · Varley Parade, NW9 · Waltham Avenue, NW9 · Walton Avenue, HA9 · Wardell Field, NW9 · Wells Drive, NW9 · Wellspring Crescent, HA9 · Wentworth Hill, HA9 · West Close, HA9 · West Hendon Broadway, NW9 · West Hill, HA9 · Westmoreland Road, NW9 · Wickliffe Gardens, HA9 · Wilberforce Road, NW9 · Wilson Close, HA9 · Wilson Drive, HA9 · Wimborne Drive, NW9 · Winchester Avenue, NW9 · Windover Avenue, NW9 · Windsor Crescent, HA9 · Withers Mead, NW9 · Woodfield Avenue, NW9 · Woodland Close, NW9 · Wykeham Hill, HA9 · Wyndale Avenue, NW9 ·
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