Serenity House, NW9

Block in/near Colindale

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Block · Colindale · NW9 ·
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2001

Serenity House is a block on Lismore Boulevard.





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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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.

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Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   

Schweppes factory
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Loraine Brocklehurst    
Added: 24 May 2023 14:00 GMT   

Holcombe Road, N17
I lived at 23Holcombe Rd. with my parents, Grandfather , Aunt and Uncle in 1954. My Aunt and Uncle lived there until it was demolished. I’m not sure what year that was as we emigrated to Canada.

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Jen Williams   
Added: 20 May 2023 17:27 GMT   

Corfield Street, E2
My mother was born in 193 Corfield Street in 1920.Her father was a policeman.

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sofia   
Added: 19 May 2023 08:57 GMT   

43 MELLITUS STREET
43 MELLITUS STREET

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Added: 17 May 2023 11:50 GMT   

Milson Road (1908 - 1954)
My grandparents and great grandparents and great great grandparents the Manley family lived at 33 Milson Road from 1908 to 1935. My grandad was born at 33 Milson Road. His parents George and Grace had all four of their chidren there. When his father Edward died his mother moved to 67 Milson in 1935 Road and lived there until 1954 (records found so far, it may be longer). Before that they lived in the Porten Road. I wonder if there is anyone that used to know them? My grandad was Charles ’Ted’ Manley, his parents were called George and Grace and George’s parents were called Edward and Bessie. George worked in a garage and Edward was a hairdresser.

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Lived here
   
Added: 16 Apr 2023 15:55 GMT   

Rendlesham Road, E5
I lived at 14 Rendlesham Road in the 1940s and 50s. The house belonged to my grandfather James Grosvenor who bought it in the 1920s for £200.I had a brother who lived in property until 1956 when he married. Local families were the paisleys, the Jenners and the family of Christopher Gable.

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Sandra Field   
Added: 15 Apr 2023 16:15 GMT   

Removal Order
Removal order from Shoreditch to Holborn, Jane Emma Hall, Single, 21 Pregnant. Born about 21 years since in Masons place in the parish of St Lukes.

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Sue Germain   
Added: 10 Apr 2023 08:35 GMT   

Southwood Road, SE9
My great great grandfather lived in Time Villa, Southwood Rd around 1901. He owned several coffee houses in Whitechapel and in South London, including New Time Coffee House so either his house was named after the coffee house or vice versa.

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David Gleeson   
Added: 7 Apr 2023 22:19 GMT   

MBE from Campbell Bunk (1897 - 1971)
Walter Smith born at 43 Campbell Bunk was awarded the MBE in january honours list in 1971. A local councillor for services to the public.

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Silk Stream (1916) The Silk Stream was the stream which fed the Welsh Harp reservoir.

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Aerodrome Road, NW4 Aerodrome Road dates from the building of Hendon Way.
Aerodrome Road, NW9 Aerodrome Road is one of the main roads through Grahame Park.
Alderney Close, NW9 Alderney Close is a location in London.
Alwyn Gardens, NW4 Alwyn Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Aviation Drive, NW9 Aviation Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Bernera Walk, NW9 Bernera Walk is in Colindale Gardens.
Bonville Gardens, NW4 Bonville Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Boulevard Drive, NW9 Boulevard Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Braithwaite Court, NW4 Braithwaite Court is a block on Alwyn Gardens.
Broadview, NW9 Chronicle Avenue runs behind Colindale Park.
Buckingham Court, NW4 Buckingham Court is a street in Hendon.
Canberra Close, NW4 Canberra Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Chancellor Place, NW9 Chancellor Place is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Chatten Court, NW4 Chatten Court is a block on Swynford Gardens.
Clovelly Avenue, NW9 Clovelly Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Colindeep Lane, NW9 Colindeep Lane is a particularly old route.
Colonsay Drive, NW9 Colonsay Drive is a location in London.
Commander Avenue, NW9 The name of Commander Avenue is one of many airfield-linked names in the area.
Cottenham Drive, NW9 Thonrey Close is one of the newer roads of Colindale.
Cousins Court, NW4 Cousins Court is a block on Alwyn Gardens.
Denmark Hill Drive, NW9 Denmark Hill Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
East Drive, NW9 East Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Felar Walk, NW9 Felar Walk is a location in London.
Frensham Court, NW4 Frensham Court is a block on Alwyn Gardens.
Geraldine Court, NW4 Geraldine Court is a block on Swynford Gardens.
Heritage Avenue, NW9 Heritage Avenue is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Hoy Close, NW9 Hoy Close is a road in London NW9.
Lismore Boulevard, NW9 Lismore Boulevard is the main road of Colindale Gardens.
Lynton Avenue, NW9 Lynton Avenue is a street in Kingsbury.
M1, NW4 The M1, as it enters the NW4 postcode, is the southernmost section of this motorway.
Marlow Court, NW9 Marlow Court is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Miller Court, NW4 Miller Court is a block on Swynford Gardens.
Newington House, NW9 Newington House is a building on Lismore Boulevard.
Pearl Court, NW4 Pearl Court is located on Heton Gardens.
Peel Drive, NW9 Peel Drive was named for Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police.
Pilkington Court, NW4 Pilkington Court is a block on Alwyn Gardens.
Poolsford Road, NW9 Poolsford Road is a street in Kingsbury.
Propeller Way, NW9 Propeller Way is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Raffey Court, NW4 Raffey Court is a building on Swynford Gardens.
Rankin Close, NW9 Rankin Close is a road in the NW9 postcode area
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Rowan Drive, NW9 Rowan Drive is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Sanday Drive, NW9 Sanday Drive is a location in London.
Seckford Court, NW4 Seckford Court is a block on Alwyn Gardens.
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Seton Court, NW4 Seton Court is located on Alwyn Gardens.
Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 Sheaveshill Avenue was originally part of Booth Road.
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Simpson House, NW9 Simpson House is a location in London.
Swynford Gardens, NW4 Swynford Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
The Loning, NW9 The Loning has properties built by Ernest Trobridge at its cul-de-sac end.
Thistleton House, NW9 Thistleton House can be found on Lismore Boulevard.
Umber Court, NW9 Umber Court is a building on Lismore Boulevard.
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Watford Way, NW4 Watford Way runs from Hendon Central circus to Apex Corner.
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Colindale

Colindale is an area of north London lying to the northwest of Hendon.

Formerly in the borough and ancient parish of Hendon, Colindale was essentially the dale between Mill Hill and Burroughs. By the middle of the 20th century, it had come to include that part of the Edgware Road between The Hyde, and Burnt Oak.

The area is named after a 16th century family of the same name. Until the 20th century Collindale, was without any buildings save for a large house called Collindale Lodge, Collindale Farm, and a few cottages. (A spelling with two L’s has been used, as on this printed in 1873.) All of these properties were on Collindeep Lane, which had in the medieval period been an alternative route out of London (via Hampstead, Golders Green, and Hendon) to the Edgware Road. By the end of the 16th century it was not often used as a main road, and by the middle part of the 19th century was called Ancient Street.

By the end of the 19th century cheap land prices made Colindale attractive to developers. Colindale Hospital was started in 1898 as an asylum for the long term sick of central London, and The Government Lymph Establishment for making vaccines was built in 1907. By 1996 the majority of the hospital was closed, and at present lies mostly derelict. In 1902 the British Museum built a new depository, and kept the newspaper collection there from 1934.

Garstin’s Ltd established a trunk factory in 1901, as well as a row of cottages called Leatherville, as such they constitute the first manufacturer in the Collindale. By 1914 there was already housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley avenues mostly to house the workers of these endeavours. Immediately after the First World War a number of other manufacturing companies came to Colindale. Franco Illuminated Signs came to Aerodrome Road in 1922. They made their money making the lights for the Franco British Exhibition (1909), from which they took their name (later abbreviated to Franco). They were best known for the neon signs to be found in Piccadilly from the 1920s to the 1970s. Frigidaire started in a wooden shack in Aerodrome Road, employing 11 people in 1923, and selling the first automatic household fridges in England. The reason why many of these and other companies chose Colindale was that there was land available for expansion. However by 1923 the tube railway reached Colindale, land prices increased and factory expansion was not realisable. A number of industries looked elsewhere for premises. In 1931 Fridgdaire, for example, decided to build a new manufacturing plant on the Edgware Road and had moved its entire operations there by 1946.

Colindale station opened on 18 August 1924 on what was then the Hampstead and Highgate Line as the first station on the second section of the Underground’s extension to Edgware.

After the station opened suburban development was rapid, and by 1939 much of the western side was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate built by F. H. Stucke & Co, built around Colindeep Lane (1927). A number of the houses on this estate are by the architect E. G. Trobridge. St Matthias started as a mission church in 1905. Its permanent building was opened in 1934 and rebuilt 1971-3. Colindale infants’ school was started in Colindeep Lane in 1921, with a new building constructed in Woodfield Avenue in 1933. In September of 1940 Colindale tube station and the Newpaper Library (rebuilt 1957) were bombed, and the site was visited by George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. The V1 flying bombs hit Colindale Hospital on 1 July 1944 killing four members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

Places of interest include the British Library newspaper depository, the Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet College, and the Peel Centre (better known as Hendon Police College).

A small brook, a tributary of the River Brent called the Silk Stream, runs north to south. Here also is the Grahame Park Estate, built on the former Hendon Aerodrome.


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