Park Grove (1934)

Image dated 1934

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October
4
2013

Park Grove was the first road to be laid out in the 1934 Martens Grove Estate.

The estate was built by local builder called Ayling, and its building came after the grounds of Martens Grove - a large 19th century house - were shorn of most of the mature trees.

Park Grove, here shown is it was being first laid out, had a junction with Watling Street where trams ran to Crayford and Dartford, vital connections for future new residents.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Andrew MacFarlane   
Added: 25 Nov 2020 11:22 GMT   

my time at Mayplace road school
started at mayplace in 1938 the teachers were Mr English headmaster Miss Clark,Bress,and miss Black
I lived 200 yards from the school

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
roger morris   
Added: 16 Oct 2021 08:50 GMT   

Atherton Road, IG5 (1958 - 1980)
I moved to Atherton road in 1958 until 1980 from Finsbury Park. My father purchased the house from his brother Sydney Morris. My father continued to live there until his death in 1997, my mother having died in 1988.
I attended The Glade Primary School in Atherton Road from sept 1958 until 1964 when I went to Beal School. Have fond memories of the area and friends who lived at no2 (Michael Clark)and no11 (Brian Skelly)

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Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Born here
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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NEARBY STREETS
Alconbury, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Bourne mead, DA5 Bourne mead is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Braemar Avenue, DA7 Braemar Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Braeside Crescent, DA7 Braeside Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Chieveley Road, DA7 Chieveley Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Christie House, DA6 Christie House is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Dorothy Evans Close, DA7 Dorothy Evans Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Erith Road, DA6 Erith Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Foresters Crescent, DA7 Foresters Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Gravel Hill Close, DA6 Gravel Hill Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Gravel Hill Primary School, DA6 Gravel Hill Primary School is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Gravel Hill, DA6 Gravel Hill is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Grazeley Close, DA6 Grazeley Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Grazeley Close, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Grove Road, DA7 Grove Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Guinea Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Halcot Avenue, DA6 Halcot Avenue is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Hall Place Crescent, DA5 Hall Place Crescent was built between 1951 and 1953.
Holly Gardens, DA7 Holly Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Inglewood Road, DA7 Inglewood Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Leysdown Avenue, DA7 Leysdown Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Marden Crescent, DA5 Marden Crescent is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Martens Avenue, DA7 Martens Avenue was built on the site of Springfield House in the immediate post-war era.
Martens Close, DA7 Martens Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Miller Close, DA7 Miller Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Park Grove, DA7 Park Grove is part of the Martens Grove Estate, build in the 1930s.
Pinnacle Hill North, DA7 Pinnacle Hill North is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill, DA7 Pinnacle Hill is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Rossland Close, DA6 Rossland Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Sevenoaks Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Shenstone Close, DA1 Shenstone Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Sovereign Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Spring Vale, DA7 Spring Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Springfield Road, DA7 Springfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sterling Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
The Mount, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA1 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Jolly Millers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Coach House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Barnehurst

The name of Barnehurst is derived from the name of the landowner family and the Saxon word for woodland: ’hurst’.

In 1745, Miles Barne the son of a wealthy London merchant married Elizabeth Elwick the heiress to May Place and inherited the estate in 1750. The family owned May Place until 1938 when it was sold to the local council.

The name Barnehurst came into being once a station had been proposed in Conduit Wood for the Bexley Heath Railway Company on their 1895 railway. It crossed the May Place Estate, then owned by Colonel Frederick Barne. At that time the area now known as Barnehurst was part of the Parish of Crayford, consisting of a mix of farmland and market gardens, with cherry, apple and plum orchards, with wood and parkland belonging to the estates of May Place, Martens Grove and Oakwood. The small population was concentrated along and to the south of Mayplace Road.

At first, the railway failed to attract large scale house developers - passenger numbers were small only boosted at weekends by golfers travelling to the new Barnehurst Golf Course opened in 1903. Its club house the old mansion of May Place was destroyed by fire in 1959. The electrification of the Bexleyheath Line in 1926 signalled the start of the large housing developments of the 1920s and 1930s.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Trolley bus at Erith Road bus depot (1935)
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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Building Hall Place Crescent, 1953
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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Looking north from Bourne Road, Bexley towards the junction with Gravel Hill (1925). The terraced houses date from the late 1800s. This is now a road which takes much traffic on its way to join the busy A2 and no longer looks the idyllic place in the photograph.
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Midfield Parade, Barnehurt (1940s) With the growth of Barnehurst in the 1930s - commuter housing, new roads and new schools - this junction became south Barnehurst’s main shopping centre, built by Ellinghams who also developed much of Bexleyheath. The first shops were named ‘The Parade’ and provided a dozen retail units with living accommodation above.
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Bexleyheath Bus Depot opened in time to serve the new trolley buses, operational from 1935
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