The Ridge, Whitton, Middlesex

An area maybe laid out between the wars. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Road · Whitton · TW2 ·
MAY
11
2017

The Ridge is a road in the TW2 postcode area





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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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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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NEARBY STREETS
Alton Gardens, TW2 Alton Gardens is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bramley Close, TW2 Bramley Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bridge Way, TW2 Bridge Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Britannia Lane, TW2 Britannia Lane is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Chase Gardens, TW2 Chase Gardens is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Chertsey Road, TW2 Chertsey Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
College Close, TW2 A street within the TW2 postcode
Crane Way, TW2 Crane Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Cypress Avenue, TW2 Cypress Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Denehurst Gardens, TW2 Denehurst Gardens is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Duke Of Cambridge Close, TW2 Duke Of Cambridge Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Gladstone Avenue, TW2 Gladstone Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Godfrey Avenue, TW2 Godfrey Avenue is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Hall Farm Drive, TW2 Hall Farm Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Hazel Close, TW2 Hazel Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
High Street Whitton, TW2 High Street Whitton is a road in the TW2 postcode area
High Street, TW2 High Street is one of the streets in Whitton.
Hounslow Road, TW2 Hounslow Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Jubilee Avenue, TW2 Jubilee Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Kendrey Gardens, TW2 Kendrey Gardens is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Kneller Road, TW7 Godfrey Kneller lived at Kneller Hall in this road.
Library Way, TW2 Library Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Lichfield Lane, TW2 A street within the TW2 postcode
Mayfair Avenue, TW2 Mayfair Avenue is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Milner Drive, TW2 Milner Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Oaklands, TW2 Oaklands is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Park Crescent, TW2 Park Crescent is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Pauline Crescent, TW2 Pauline Crescent is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Prospect Crescent, TW2 Prospect Crescent is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Redway Drive, TW2 Redway Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Rosebine Avenue, TW2 Rosebine Avenue is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Rosecroft Gardens, TW2 Rosecroft Gardens is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Rosecroft Gardens, TW2 Rosecroft Gardens is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Seaton Close, TW2 Seaton Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Seaton Road, TW2 A street within the TW2 postcode
Shire Mews, TW2 A street within the TW2 postcode
Short Way, TW2 Short Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
St Vincent Road, TW2 A street within the TW2 postcode
St. Vincent Road, TW2 St. Vincent Road is a road in the TW2 postcode area
Warren Road, TW2 Warren Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Whitton High Street, TW2 A street within the TW2 postcode
Willowdene Close, TW2 Willowdene Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.

NEARBY PUBS
The Duke of Cambridge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Prince Albert This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Winning Post 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.


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Twickenham rugby ground
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