Renfrew Court, TW4

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Road · Hounslow West · TW4 ·
MAY
17
2020

A street within the TW4 postcode





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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 (matthew.moggridge@gmail.com)   
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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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hounslow West Hounslow West was once the terminus of the London Underground Hounslow branch.

NEARBY STREETS
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Broadwell Court, TW5 A street within the TW5 postcode
Burns Way, TW5 Burns Way, lying to the north of Hounslow West, lies next to the remains of Hounslow’s countryside.
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Chailey Close, TW5 A street within the TW5 postcode
Charles Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
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Claypole Drive, TW5 Claypole Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
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Dalcross Road, TW3 Dalcross Road is a turning off of Renfrew Road.
Dawn Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Elmdon Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Francis Road, TW4 Francis Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Greencroft Road, TW5 Greencroft Road is a road in the TW5 postcode area
Hurn Court Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Ivanhoe Road, TW4 Ivanhoe Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
John Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Lanlock Place, TW3 Lanlock Place is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Legrace Avenue, TW4 Legrace Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Manor Avenue, TW4 Manor Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Marchside Close, TW5 Marchside Close is a road in the TW5 postcode area
Moulton Avenue, TW3 Moulton Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Parklands Court, TW5 A street within the TW5 postcode
Poole Court Road, TW3 Poole Court Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Rosary Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Rosemary Avenue, TW4 Rosemary Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Scott Trimmer Way, TW3 Scott Trimmer Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Shelley Crescent, TW5 Shelley Crescent is a road in the TW5 postcode area
Shenley Road, TW5 Shenley Road is a road in the TW5 postcode area
Solway Close, TW4 Solway Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Springwell Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Springwell Road, TW5 Springwell Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
St Pauls Close, TW3 St Pauls Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
St. Pauls Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Vicarage Farm Road, TW3 Vicarage Farm Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Wesley Avenue, TW3 Wesley Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Widmer Court, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
Kensington Gore 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
Dutch Canal, 1899
TUM image id: 1557403997
Licence: CC BY 2.0

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