Arcade House, NW11

Block in/near Temple Fortune

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Block · Temple Fortune · NW11 ·
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2000

Arcade House is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Elephant Field The grazing elephants of Hampstead Garden Suburb...
Etz Chaim Yeshiva Etz Chaim Yeshiva was an Ashkenazi Orthodox yeshiva in Golders Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Alba Gardens, NW11 Alba Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Alyth Gardens, NW11 Alyth Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 Ashbourne Avenue is a location in Temple Fortune
Ashbourne Parade, NW11 Ashbourne Parade is a parade of shops along the Finchley Road.
Ashbourne Road, NW11 Ashbourne Road, forms part of Temple Fortune
Ashbourne Way, NW11 Ashbourne Way runs behind the shops of Finchley Road.
Asmuns Hill, NW11 Asmuns Hill was the location for the first buildings in Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Asmuns Place, NW11 In 1908, two hundred and seventy houses went up in Asmuns Place.
Belmont Court, NW11 Belmont Court is in an area of Temple Fortune
Belmont Parade, NW11 Belmont Parade is in Temple Fortune
Bridge Lane, NW11 Bridge Lane is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Bridge Way, NW11 Bridge Way is in an area of Temple Fortune
Brookside Road, NW11 Brookside Road, lies in Temple Fortune
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Childs Way, NW11 Childs Way is a cul-de-sac off Finchley Road.
Clifton Gardens, NW11 Clifton Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 Cranbourne Gardens is part of a development to the north and west of Temple Fortune
Crispin Mews, NW11 Crispin Mews runs parallel with Finchley Road.
Denman Drive North, NW11 Denman Drive North is one of two spurs of Denman Drive.
Denman Drive, NW11 Denman Drive leads off Erskine Hill.
Dingwall Gardens, NW11 Dingwall Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Eastside Road, NW11 Eastside Road runs north from Ashbourne Avenue.
Eastville Avenue, NW11 Eastville Avenue, lies in Temple Fortune
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is flanked by groups of cottages designed by C M Crickmer.
Farm Walk, NW11 In Farm Walk, there are roughcast terraces with brick doorways and bay windows designed by Parker and Unwin in 1911.
Grosvenor Gardens, NW11 Grosvenor Gardens, lies in Temple Fortune
Hallswelle Parade, NW11 Hallswelle Parade is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Hallswelle Road, NW11 Hallswelle Road is a location in Temple Fortune
Hayes Crescent, NW11 Hayes Crescent is part of Temple Fortune
Hendon Park Row, NW11 Hendon Park Row is part of Temple Fortune
Highcroft Gardens, NW11 Highcroft Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Hill Close, NW11 Hill Close forms an intimate cul de sac rising towards Central Square.
Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 Hillcrest Avenue runs north from Bridge Lane.
Homesfield, NW11 Homesfield leads to a courtyard containing three detached blocks designed by Parker and Unwin, backing on to Little Wood.
Leeside Crescent, NW11 Leeside Crescent is a location in Temple Fortune
Litchfield Square, NW11 Litchfield Square is a large formal composition designed by Parker and Unwin.
Lucas Square, NW11 Lucas Square was named after its architect, Geoffrey Lucas.
North Square, NW11 North Square is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Oakfields Road, NW11 Oakfields Road is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Park Way, NW11 Park Way dates from 1924.
Portsdown Avenue, NW11 Portsdown Avenue is part of Temple Fortune
Portsdown Mews, NW11 Portsdown Mews, forms part of Temple Fortune
Sheridan Walk, NW11 Sheridan Walk is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
St George’s Close, NW11 St George’s Close is in the Temple Fortune area
St Georges Road, NW11 St Georges Road is a location in Temple Fortune
Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 Temple Fortune Hill is within the oldest part of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 Temple Fortune Lane leads from Temple Fortune itself into Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 Temple Fortune Parade possibly dates from 1911.
Temple Gardens, NW11 Temple Gardens is in the Temple Fortune area
Temple Grove, NW11 Temple Grove is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Wentworth Road, NW11 Wentworth Road forms part of one of the earliest development in the Golders Green and Temple Fortune areas.
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way runs south from ‘Crickmer Circus’ to meet Hampstead Way before the junction with Meadway.
Woodside, NW11 Woodside is in Hampstead Garden Suburb

NEARBY PUBS
Wallace Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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Temple Fortune

Temple Fortune is a place in the London Borough of Barnet to the north of Golders Green. It is principally a shopping district used by residents of the Hampstead Garden Suburb.

It is likely that the name Temple Fortune refers to the Knights of St John, who had land here (c.1240). Fortune may be derived from a small settlement (tun) on the route from Hampstead to Hendon arrived at before arriving at Hendon. Here a lane from Finchley, called Ducksetters Lane (c.1475), intersected. It is likely that the settlement was originally the Bleccanham estate (c.900s). By the end of the 18th century Temple Fortune Farm was established on the northern side of Farm Close.

The building of the Finchley Road (c.1827), replaced Ducksetters Lane as a route to Finchley, and resulted in the development of a small hamlet. Along the Finchley Road was a number of villas (c1830s), joined by the Royal Oak public house (c.1850s). By the end of the 19th century there were around 300 people living in the area, which included a laundry, a small hospital for children with skin diseases. The principle industry was brick making.

The significant moment in Temple Fortune's development into a suburban area occurred in 1907. The establishment of the Hampstead Garden Suburb brought major changes to the area east of the Finchley Road. Temple Fortune Farm was demolished, and along the front of the road, the building of Arcade, and Gateway House (c.1911) established the Hampstead Garden Suburbs retail district. Also significant in that year was the opening of Golders Green tube station. Although the area had been served by horse drawn omnibuses (since at least the 1880s) and later motor buses (from 1907), it was the tram line of 1910, connecting Church End Finchley with Golders Green Station, which led to the development of the area west of the Finchley road. The Carmelite Monastery was established in Bridge Lane in 1908.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Plough with horses
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Constructing Golders Green station (c. 1904)
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Eton College Estate was the land beneath modern Temple Fortune. The Estate, which consisted in 1828 of 315 acres, originated in grants of land by Bela, widow of Austin the mercer, in 1259 and by William de Pavely and his wife in 1273.
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Plough with horses
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Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way (1914) Golders Green crematorium can be seen in the background
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