EAW024231 ENGLAND (1949). The A404 bridge, Harrow-on-the-Hill Railway Station and the town, Harrow, from the south-west, 1949

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Pennawd [EAW024231] The A404 bridge, Harrow-on-the-Hill Railway Station and the town, Harrow, from the south-west, 1949
Cyfeirnod EAW024231
Dyddiad 27-June-1949
Dolen
Enw lle HARROW
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 514972, 188039
Hydred / Lledred -0.34056497292676, 51.578997726558
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ150880

Pinnau

The Churchill Hall (originally the Northwick Park Hall), Kenton - the erstwhile home of Wembley North Conservative Association. During the 1960s it also hosted the New Fender Club, a rather unlikely venue for many popular R&B bands of the time, such as The Yardbirds, The Who and The Graham Bond Organisation. Currently boarded up and awaiting its fate.

The Laird
Sunday 18th of November 2018 03:29:15 AM
Kenton Lane Farm - Once owned by J H Brazier's Dairy. The site is currently being redeveloped as housing, but happily, the old farmhouse and a stable block have been preserved.

The Laird
Friday 2nd of March 2018 11:45:17 PM
Railway Terrace - A row of railway cottages situated on the other side of the LNWR/LMS line at Kenton Station. Some of the earliest development in this part of Kenton and dating from about 1912. They were swept away during the development of the Sainsbury store in the old goods yard.

The Laird
Friday 2nd of March 2018 11:34:59 PM
I think that this structure and the similar structures on the adjacent platforms are lift shaft winding gear housings. There was a service lift connecting the Royal Mail sorting office in College Road with the passenger subway connecting the station platforms. There were other lifts serving the various platforms and one, I believe, at the Lowland Road side of the station, where there used to be a station parcels office. It was probably this office that later served as the London Transport ticket clearing office, when such tasks were still required to be completed manually. Presumably the lifts were intended to facilitate the movement of mail and parcels to and from the sorting office and the parcels office for transportation on trains. I imagine that the facility was used, when it was used at all, on the British Railways services that stopped at Harrow. I don't think that London Transport offered such services at this time. I remember the lifts looking derelict and unused in the 1960s and I certainly never saw them operating. Latterly, newspapers were delivered by train (probably on the service from Marylebone).

The Laird
Friday 2nd of March 2018 11:18:48 PM
This building is one of the very last pitched roof detached houses remaining in Sheepcote Road, the rest having been swept away over the years to accommodate multi-occupancy apartment blocks. It was once a YWCA hostel and more recently it was used as a very short-lived independent primary school. It has since been refurbished as a nursery school.

The Laird
Friday 2nd of March 2018 10:55:56 PM
Oakley Road. Houses long gone and Norbury School built on the site.

Robo
Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 06:30:53 PM
Kenton Methodist Church

The Laird
Tuesday 31st of May 2016 04:34:25 PM
Station Road, Harrow, 09/09/2013

Class31
Sunday 29th of May 2016 12:17:11 PM
Greenhill School

The Laird
Sunday 29th of May 2016 09:55:34 AM
Greenhill Laundry

The Laird
Sunday 29th of May 2016 09:54:26 AM
This was Harrow High School for boys. Not to be confused with the current Harrow High School, which is the latest incarnation of the nearby Harrow County Grammar School. Harrow High was an independent school specialising in the private education of 11 plus exam failures. An alternative to the local Secondary Modern for those who could afford it. The building has been replaced by a block of flats.

The Laird
Sunday 29th of May 2016 09:51:52 AM
Somerton's store

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 03:09:38 PM
Bessborough Road Methodist Church. This has been replaced by a block of flats.

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 03:08:42 PM
LMS branch line to Stanmore Village. Within three years the passenger service would be truncated to Belmont. The whole line would close in 1964.

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 02:39:43 PM
This row of shops no longer exists, Probably demolished when this part of Lowlands Road was widened and a petrol filling station built. The building indicated has BRYMAY (Bryant & May matches) advertised on the side, so very probably a tobacconists shop. For many years the railway fencing opposite had the graffito 'Fall X63' painted on it. I have absolutely no idea what it was supposed to mean.

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 02:29:15 PM
A London Transport Morris Column. These displayed corporate information and advertising in a style more redolent of Paris than Harrow. There is a similar structure at the College Road entrance, Now both are long gone, I wonder if any such similar columns still exist on the Underground network.

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 02:09:04 PM
The O/P stock train languishing in the reversing siding has its doors open. Possibly taken out of service due to a door malfunction or else opened by the guard to air the train between trips on a particularly hot day.

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 01:32:08 PM
Ham & Bacon Factory. I think in the latter years of its existence, it was a mattress factory, It has now been redeveloped as Harrovian Business Village.

The Laird
Tuesday 8th of March 2016 08:01:59 PM
Adams Furniture Store formerly a theatre.

Sweet Pete
Friday 1st of January 2016 04:37:11 PM
United Dairies Depot and Stables

Sweet Pete
Wednesday 7th of October 2015 01:50:44 PM
What is this tall structure, I wonder? It appears to be built on to the rear of the Coliseum Theatre. The building had been converted from a cinema to a theatre in 1940. My thoughts are that this very tall rear extension was to facilitate the raising and lowering of scenery flats on the theatre stage during scenery changes etc. This would not be possible in a building with a lower ceiling.

The Laird
Wednesday 16th of September 2015 07:29:44 PM
I don't really know what this building was. It seems to be a London Transport building in the art deco style of the rebuilt Harrow Met Station. I don't think that it had a very long life. I have no memory of it being there in the '60s.

The Laird
Wednesday 16th of September 2015 06:44:15 PM
I can help you out here, the Laird. This was a social club during the 1960's, I remember attending at least two wedding receptions there and I'm sure it was CIU affiliated.

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 15th of December 2015 03:58:29 PM
I'm obliged to you Sweet Pete.



I have absolutely no recollection of it at all. Did the club have any London Transport connection? It seems to be built on what was then station land and in the same style as the new station.



There's a large office block there now, as there is along most of that side of Lowlands Road now. My God, Harrow has got ugly.

The Laird
Tuesday 8th of March 2016 07:55:12 PM
Pink's of Harrow - motorcycle showroom

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 02:14:07 PM
Heathfield Girls' School

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 02:09:28 PM
The Rest Hotel, Kenton

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 02:03:19 PM
St Mary's Church, Kenton.

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 02:02:05 PM
Frederick Rothwell organ works - Bonnersfield Lane. Church organ builder operating from this site from 1922-1960. The building was later used as for book storage by Harrow Council. Site now redeveloped.

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:57:34 PM
Territorial Army Centre

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:51:57 PM
Harrow County School for boys

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:50:46 PM
Harrow Technical College and School of Art. Both eventually relocated to a new building in Watford Road

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:48:57 PM
Burton's tailors.

The Laird
Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:46:47 PM
Elmgrove Crescent

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:15:40 PM
The Royal Oak Public House.

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:13:59 PM
Bridge School

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:13:17 PM
Harrow Magistrate's Court

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:12:45 PM
Elmgrove Road

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:11:49 PM
Middlesex Motors later to become Wickes head Office.

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:10:12 PM
This house was Dr Bell's Surgery during the 1950's

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:08:50 PM
College Road

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:07:51 PM
St Ann's Road

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:04:43 PM
Council Depot

Sweet Pete
Tuesday 24th of March 2015 10:02:19 PM
Coliseum Theatre

nickdrew
Sunday 15th of March 2015 10:09:32 PM
16 coach ex-LMS express headed north - sorry, can't read locomotive's number!!

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:23:35 PM
Hamilton Brush Company's factory

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:20:46 PM
Granada cinema

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:18:41 PM
Dominion cinema

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:17:36 PM
Harrow on the Hill (usually "Harrow Met") station rebuily about a dozen years before this snap. You can see smoke stains on overbridge from steam engines using ex-LNER lines nearest camera.

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:12:11 PM
Tube electrical equipment building

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:09:58 PM
Leafy Clarendon Road (RIP)

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:02:50 PM
Couldn't possibly be Hendon Aerodrome???

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 07:00:50 PM

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:59:23 PM
One time sewage farm. Had it closed by 1949?

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:58:37 PM
Cullington Close

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:57:12 PM
Roxborough Arms. Home of a notorious basement disco about 20 years after this snap.

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:55:42 PM
Red Met line train with first two coaches in unpainted silver finish (later to become standard on this line)

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:53:56 PM
I'm a bit puzzled by this. Aluminium stock didn't appear until the second batch of R stock was introduced in 1952 on the District Line. They were painted in Underground red livery, except for one train which was left unpainted as a trial. The first batch, introduced in 1949, were steel-bodied and painted red.



The silver/unpainted aluminium colour scheme was not adopted wholesale on surface lines until the introduction of the unpainted A60/62 stock on the Met in the early 1960s, at which time some R stock and converted steel-bodied Q38 stock trailers running in conjunction with them on the District Line, were treated in the same silver livery.



So wrong time-scale and wrong line. I wonder if the disparity has more to do with the photographic process.

The Laird
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 01:22:56 PM
Most likely these two cars are clean, the others not so, it was still the era of coal fires from houses, trains and factories.

Leslie B
Tuesday 19th of April 2016 03:39:02 PM

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:52:09 PM
Kenton "Rec"

czyrko
Saturday 26th of April 2014 06:49:36 PM
Lower Mead, Home of Wealdstone FC up to 1991

grim
Sunday 23rd of March 2014 11:27:23 AM
Lower Mead stadium and the chest clinic & car park are now Tesco. The store is where the stadium was. Rest of it is their car park.

simes188
Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:47:50 PM
This goods shed was still in existence and used by the Broads/Wickes builders' supply depot that later moved into this part of the old Harrow goods yard. It disappeared when the site was developed as residential flats and a new Morrison's store.

The Laird
Saturday 1st of February 2014 05:14:38 PM
I think this is Gayton Rd. I lived here from 1968-72.

Coventry kid
Thursday 16th of January 2014 03:00:06 PM
Vaughan Road

Gez
Thursday 9th of January 2014 09:33:47 PM
Butler Avenue

Gez
Thursday 9th of January 2014 09:33:27 PM