Perivale

Underground station, existing between 1947 and now

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Until the 18th century Perivale was called Little Greenford or Greenford Parva.

Perivale formed part of Greenford Urban District from 1894 to 1926, and was then absorbed by the Municipal Borough of Ealing. Before the residential building expansion of the 1930s, the fields of Perivale were used to grow hay for the working horses of Victorian London, a scene described in the ending of John Betjeman’s poem ’Return to Ealing’: "...And a gentle gale from Perivale/blows up the hayfield scent."

Although now mainly residential, there are some office blocks and parades of shops. Perivale has two golf courses: Ealing Golf Club and Perivale Golf Course. The BBC Archives are in Perivale.

Perivale is one of the settings of Anthony Trollope’s novel The Belton Estate (1865).

The Great Western Railway opened "Perivale Halt" in 1904 but it was closed when the current London Underground station was opened on 30 June 1947. It was designed in 1938 by Brian Lewis, later Chief Architect to the Great Western Railway, but completion was delayed by the Second World War. The finished building was modified by the architect Frederick Francis Charles Curtis. In July 2011 the station was one of 16 London Underground stations that were made a Grade II listed building.



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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Perivale Until the 18th century Perivale was called Little Greenford or Greenford Parva.
Perivale Halt Perivale Halt railway station was a station on the New North Main Line of the Great Western Railway.

THE STREETS OF PERIVALE
Aintree Road, UB6 Aintree Road is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Albany Road, W13 Albany Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Amherst Road, W13 Amherst Road is named after Charles Thomas Amherst (1832–1909), a jeweller and owner of Castlebar House from 1871.
Arlington Road, W13 Arlington Road is a street in Ealing.
Bilton Road, UB6 Bilton Road is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Bracewell Avenue, UB6 Bracewell Avenue is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Bradley Gardens, W13 Bradley Gardens is a road in the W13 postcode area
Broughton Road, W13 Broughton Road was named by the Wood family who owned a large estate in Ealing.
Buckingham Avenue, UB6 Buckingham Avenue is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Castlebar Hill, W13 Castlebar Hill is the name of a hill and the road running up that hill.
Castlebar Road, W13 Castlebar Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Cecil Manning Close, UB6 Cecil Manning Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Cleveland Road, W13 Cleveland Road is a street in Ealing.
Colebrooke Avenue, W13 Colebrooke Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Denbigh Road, W13 Denbigh Road is a street in Ealing.
Denmark Road, W13 Denmark Road is a street in Ealing.
Devon Close, UB6 Devon Close is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Drayton Green Road, W13 Drayton Green Road is a street in Ealing.
Drew Gardens, UB6 Drew Gardens is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Egerton Gardens, W13 Egerton Gardens runs between The Avenue and Montague Road.
Elton Avenue, UB6 Elton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Farm Avenue, HA0 Farm Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Francis Road, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Fraser Road, UB6 Fraser Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Gilbert White Close, UB6 Gilbert White Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Gordon Road, W13 Gordon Road is a street in Ealing.
Herons Forde, W13 Herons Forde is a road in the W13 postcode area
Hollingbourne Gardens, W13 Hollingbourne Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Launceston Gardens, UB6 Launceston Gardens is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Linden Crescent, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Lynmouth Gardens, UB6 Lynmouth Gardens is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Montague Road, W13 Montague Road was named after Sir Montagu Sharpe (1856-1942)
Nicholas Court, W13 Nicholas Court is a street in Ealing.
North Avenue, W13 North Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Oaklands Road, W13 Oaklands Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Perimeade Road, HA0 Perimeade Road is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Perivale Ind Park, UB6 Perivale Ind Park is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Phoenix Trading Estate, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Ravensbourne Gardens, W13 Ravensbourne Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Redwood Grove, W13 Redwood Grove is a road in the W13 postcode area
Robinson’s Close, W13 Robinson’s Close is built on the site of the old Robinson Nursery which survived until the 1960s.
Rosewood Avenue, UB6 Rosewood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Rutland Gardens, W13 Rutland Gardens is a road in the W13 postcode area
Salvia Gardens, UB6 Salvia Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Sheraton Business Centre Wadsworth Close, UB6 Sheraton Business Centre Wadsworth Close is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
St Stephen’s Avenue, W13 St Stephen’s Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
St Stephens Road, W13 St Stephens Road is a street in Ealing.
Stockdove Way, W13 Stockdove Way is a road in the W13 postcode area
Sutherland Avenue, W13 Sutherland Avenue leads off the similarly Scottish-named Argyle Road.
Thistledown House, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Waldeck Road, W13 Waldeck Road is a road in the W13 postcode area
Walmgate Road, UB6 Walmgate Road is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
William Perkin Court, UB6 A street within the UB6 postcode
Wimborne Gardens, W13 Wimborne Gardens is a road in the W13 postcode area
Woodrow Close, UB6 Woodrow Close is a road in the UB6 postcode area

THE PUBS OF PERIVALE
Perivale Residents Association This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


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Perivale Halt
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Horsenden Lane South (1910)
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Perivale Halt
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Horsenden Lane South (1910)
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