Woodhouse College

School in/near North Finchley, existing between 1923 and now

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2016

Woodhouse College is a further education establishment which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19.

After the First World War, the former residence of ornamental plasterer Thomas Collins (1735–1830) in the Woodhouse area of Finchley was reconstructed; the house became The Woodhouse School in 1923. A blue plaque commemorating Thomas Collins is on the wall outside the present college office. The school coat of arms with the motto ’Cheerfulness with Industry’ is still displayed above the stage in the college hall.

During the Second World War, the school continued to function while the basement was used by the ARP service. The names of the forty-seven former pupils who died during WWII are recorded in a hand-illuminated Roll of Honour which hangs at the foot of the main staircase near the front entrance to the college.

The Roll of Honour also records the names of the four houses of the old grammar school: Gordon, Livingstone, Nightingale and Scott.


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Added: 16 Dec 2020 11:17 GMT   

Halliwick Manor House
My mother lived here for two or three years, in the 1920s (born 1922) with family, after First World War, which my grandfather fought in.....then after the war, grandfather looked after all the horses/shire horses at Halliwick Manor......

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Gaumont The Gaumont Finchley opened on 19 July 1937 and was built as a replacement for the Grand Hall across the road.
North Finchley North Finchley is centred on Tally Ho Corner, the junction of the roads to East Finchley, Finchley Central and Whetstone.
Tally Ho Corner Tally Ho Corner was named after a stagecoach service.
Woodhouse College Woodhouse College is a further education establishment which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19.

NEARBY STREETS
Addington Drive, N12 Addington Drive leads from Sandringham Gardens to the High Road of Finchley.
Agnesfield Close, N12 Agnesfield Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Ashurst Road, N12 Ashurst Road was built by the British Land Company.
Ashurst. Road, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Boxworth Close, N12 Boxworth Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Bramber Road, N12 Bramber Road was built on the former land of the White House Estate.
Brompton Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Buxted Road, N12 Buxted Road was laid out in 1913.
Cardrew Avenue, N12 Cardrew Avenue dates from 1936.
Cardrew Close, N12 Cardrew Close lies on the Cardrew House Estate.
Castle Mews, N12 Castle Mews is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Castle Road, N12 Castle Road was named after the Rev E Castle who owned the land on which the road was built.
Churchfield Avenue, N12 Churchfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Churchfield Way, N12 Churchfield Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Coppetts Wood Nursery, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Cottonham Close, N12 Cottonham Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crescent Way, N12 Crescent Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crossway, N12 Crossway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Eton Avenue, N12 Eton Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Fallowfields Drive, N12 Fallowfields Drive is a road in the N12 postcode area
Fenstanton Avenue, N12 Fenstanton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Garthway, N12 Garthway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grand Arcade, N12 Grand Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grove Road, N12 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hamilton Square, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Harwood Close, N12 Harwood Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hawthornden Close, N12 Hawthornden Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hemingford Close, N12 Hemingford Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
High Road, N12 High Road, N12 is part of the ancient Great North Road - leading from London to Edinburgh.
Hilton Avenue, N12 Hilton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Holly Croft, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Ingleway, N12 Ingleway lies to the south of Woodhouse Road.
Kenver Avenue, N12 Kenver Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lambert Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Lambert Road, N12 Lambert Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lambert Way, N12 Lambert Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lewes Road, N12 Lewes Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Pamela Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Petworth Road, N12 Petworth Road runs from Woodhouse Road to Buxted Road.
Porters Way, N12 Porters Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Sandringham Gardens, N12 Sandringham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
School Way, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Short Way, N12 Short Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Shortway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
St John Cottages, N12 St John Cottages is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
St Michael’s Close, N12 St Michael’s Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
St. John’s Cottages, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Stanhope Road, N12 Stanhope Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Summerfields Avenue, N12 Summerfields Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Summers Lane, N12 Summers Lane has existed from at least the 18th century as a short cut from the main road of Finchley through to Friern Barnet.
Summers Row, N12 Summers Row was previously Dunger Place after Henry Dunger, owner of the Flower Pot brewery (1830s-1870s).
Sunny Way, N12 Sunny Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
The Lindens, N12 The Lindens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
The Woodlands, N12 The Woodlands is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Thistley Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Torrington Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Upway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Warnham Road, N12 Warnham Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodgrange Avenue, N12 Woodgrange Avenue dates from 1910.
Woodhouse Road, N12 Woodhouse Road is the main road between North Finchley and Friern Barnet.
Woodleigh Avenue, N12 Woodleigh Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodleigh, N12 A street within the N12 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
Oxi Football Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Tally Ho The Tally Ho was named after nearby Tally Ho Corner where in the 1820s and 30s the Tally Ho Coach Company kept the first change of horses used for the London to Birmingham mail coach.
Tally Ho This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Tommy Flynn’s 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Malt and Hops
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Torrington House
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