EPW006281 ENGLAND (1921). View of The Broadway, West Hendon, from the north-west, 1921

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Title [EPW006281] View of The Broadway, West Hendon, from the north-west, 1921
Reference EPW006281
Date 23-May-1921
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Place name WEST HENDON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 521939, 188198
Longitude / Latitude -0.24000197816827, 51.578962417312
National Grid Reference TQ219882

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This Subway up to a space between the lines is the former entrance to the long closed (since 1903) Welsh Harp station. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/welsh_harp/index.shtml

Leslie B
Monday 16th of January 2017 01:56:31 PM
Dallas Road before the southern end was developed in the later 1920s.

Wordsmith52
Saturday 15th of August 2015 05:35:18 PM
Midland Railway company passenger steam train running north - probably a local service to Bedford or similar. (The line later became the LMS on Grouping, and Midland Region after Nationalisation.)

Wordsmith52
Saturday 15th of August 2015 05:33:45 PM
The old Post Office and general store at junction of Park Road and The Broadway. Built late 19th century. Still exists.

Wordsmith52
Saturday 15th of August 2015 05:28:41 PM
Neeld Terrace, (Station Road)- built in 1870s/80s soon after Hendon Railway Station opened. Neeld was a famous dignatory / landowner. (Neeld Cresecent in Hendon Central also named after him.)

Wordsmith52
Saturday 15th of August 2015 05:21:30 PM
London Co-operative Society (CWS) shops - which included a shoe shop, and grocers. They closed down in the early 1960s.

Wordsmith52
Saturday 15th of August 2015 05:15:46 PM
The advertisement for Milk still exists in 2015!

Mark Amies
Sunday 17th of May 2015 07:05:21 PM
Cool Oak Lane NW9

Oldbanger
Monday 16th of March 2015 01:06:04 AM
this building built 1906

Oldbanger
Monday 16th of March 2015 12:56:21 AM
Brent View Road

Oldbanger
Monday 16th of March 2015 12:54:40 AM
now the Hendon Mosque

Oldbanger
Monday 16th of March 2015 12:49:15 AM
Then M1 was built here and opened 1977

Oldbanger
Monday 16th of March 2015 12:08:01 AM
Layfield Road NW4

Oldbanger
Sunday 15th of March 2015 11:57:02 PM
Station Road NW4 A504

Oldbanger
Sunday 15th of March 2015 11:52:51 PM
West Hendon Baptist Church

Oldbanger
Sunday 15th of March 2015 11:46:58 PM
Wilberforce Road NW9

Oldbanger
Sunday 15th of March 2015 11:39:29 PM
Russell Road NW9

Oldbanger
Sunday 15th of March 2015 11:37:15 PM
The Silk Stream.

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:17:30 PM
Milton Rd School.

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:16:13 PM
Pollard Rd. I lived here until around 1967.

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:15:14 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:13:07 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:10:10 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:09:38 PM
I lived in the remains of this road in the early/mid sixties.

I remember the bottom half of the road were all Bomb damaged houses with only the top half of the road still intact.

Len
Saturday 3rd of December 2016 01:07:16 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:06:52 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:05:46 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:04:16 PM

freddy
Monday 24th of February 2014 04:03:33 PM
Can anyone confirm whether this set of industrial buildings is the factory for Bentley Motors Ltd? The company was building cars in Cricklewood by 1921, the year this photo was taken.

Margaret
Tuesday 18th of February 2014 10:59:37 AM
There are photos of the Bentley Motors Ltd factory at Cricklewood - Oxgate Lane and Edgware Road (the A5) in 1920 here: http://myautoworld.com/bentley/cars/history/history-company/history-company.html

Oldbanger
Monday 16th of March 2015 12:24:59 AM
Site of Staples Corner. The North Circular Road crosses the Edgware Road at this location.

Margaret
Tuesday 18th of February 2014 10:54:42 AM
Looking south down the Edgware Road (from the junction with Sheaveshill Avenue) towards The Hyde.

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 05:15:31 PM
Site of West Hendon Bomb incident 1941

Wordsmith52
Saturday 31st of August 2013 10:32:05 PM
These roads leading off West Hendon Broadway were some of the first to be developed around the turn of the century. Once the area started to become more urbanized, the use of the Welsh Harp and surrounding lands for recreation in the old ways ceased. During the Second World War some of these roads (including Ravenstone Road) were almost entirely destroyed by a Luftwaffe bomb in early 1941. The exact details and causes of the massive destruction that resulted is still slightly murky, but it is thought that a special and very powerful type of German bomb had been used. Others suggested that it was an aircraft laden with bombs that had fallen on the houses. Many were killed and injured. The Welsh Harp was drained and examined for further evidence many years later but little of significance seemed to emerge. Does anyone know more details about the West Hendon incident?

Wordsmith52
Saturday 31st of August 2013 10:43:13 PM
The URL below will take you to a shocking picture of the devastation caused by the V2 rocket incident to which this pin refers.



http://www.barnetimagebank.co.uk/frontend.php?action=zoom&keywords=Ref_No_increment;MATCHES;%28^|%20+%29b00624%28$|%20+%29&continueUrl=ZnJvbnRlbmQucGhwPyZrZXl3b3Jkcz0mc2VhcmNoPVNlYXJjaCZhY3Rpb249c2VhcmNoJnBhZ2U9NTI=

bazouteast
Wednesday 19th of February 2014 08:46:27 PM
Welsh Harp Reservoir

Wordsmith52
Saturday 31st of August 2013 10:30:14 PM
Park Road (western end)

Wordsmith52
Saturday 31st of August 2013 10:29:14 PM
The Upper Welsh Harp Public House

Wordsmith52
Saturday 31st of August 2013 10:23:48 PM
SCH... YOU KNOW WHO!

colsouth111
Wednesday 24th of July 2013 10:50:28 PM

colsouth111
Wednesday 24th of July 2013 10:48:30 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Upper Welsh Harp is one of the oldest buildings still standing in West Hendon - it probably dates from the c1850s and was linked to the time when the Welsh Harp reservoir, River Brent and surrounding land was a Londoner's playground. It still stands but is now (2013) a restaurant type bar and re-named.

Wordsmith52
Monday 8th of August 2016 08:09:03 PM
Sadly, this building is now surrounded by hoardings and awaits demolition and redevelopment.

The Laird
Monday 8th of August 2016 08:09:03 PM
Hi colsouth111,



I don't suppose you know, or could work out, which building at The Hyde was taken on as offices by the Aircraft Operating Company Ltd and Aerofilms Ltd, in the mid-1920s? They called it "Aerial House". I've no idea if it was a house converted for office use, or an office or light-industrial building. Would really aprpeciate any help you can give on this puzzle!



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Sunday 1st of September 2013 05:55:56 PM
Hello Katy



I considered this problem when I first saw you raise the question but couldn't find anything out about it. I will try again and also see if Mick willis, a former Aerofilms man knows anything when he returns from holiday.

colsouth111
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 04:06:17 PM
I love the expanse of fields in this image as we look south towards Cricklewood.

At the bottom left we can just see part of the Schweppes mineral water factory. The Hyde lies just a little to the north, also embracing the Edgware Road. Can't recall seeing many pictures yet actually of the Hyde rather than Colindale, apart from one of the Duple coach factory.

colsouth111
Friday 9th of August 2013 06:46:01 PM
Further to the Duple coach factory; the factory was built in 1926 when Duple moved from Hornsey. The factory was extended in 1934 when they bought Cowleaze House, which place I thought might have been a candidate for Aerial House.

colsouth111
Sunday 1st of September 2013 05:55:56 PM
Aerofilms Ltd had an office in "Aerial House" on The Hyde (Edgware Road) from 1924/5 to 1928/9. Does anyone know which building this was?

Katy Whitaker
Monday 16th of July 2012 05:26:26 PM