Beverley Drive, NW9
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Reginald John Gregory
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT
Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.
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Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT
Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT
Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).
But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).
Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT
The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT
The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.
Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:15 GMT
Not as Central as advertised...
Hendon Central was by no means the centre of Hendon when built, being a green field site. It was built at the same time as both the North Circular Road and the A41 were built as major truck roads �’ an early example of joined up London transport planning.
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Hendon was a Middlesex village, albeit large, until the arrival of the railway. The Midland Main Line reached Hendon in 1868 followed by London Underground further east under the name Hendon Central in 1923. The district is famous historically for the London Aerodrome which later became RAF Hendon.
Credit: Wiki Commons/Irid Escent
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Greyhound Hill The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome. Basing themselves on Greyhound Hill, Hendon residents could get a free view of the aerobatic displays when they took place below. The Aerodrome later became the Grahame Park Estate though a small section was reserved for the RAF Museum,
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Goldbeaters Farm in 1877 - demolished in 1928 and where Goldbeaters Grove stands today
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Old Guttershedge Farm, Hendon (1880). There were two farms grouped as Gutters Hedge farm. Thomas Tilling, a pioneer of the omnibus transport industry was born here in 1825 and started his business in Peckham. Francis Petite Smith, later knighted, inventor of the marine propellor lived around the same period in Lower Guttershedge and may have tested his inventions on the nearby Brent River.
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