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Goring Way Greenford by Mike Comber (Member 10301548) on 13-Sep-2015
I was born at 15 Goring Way in 1950 and lived there until 1962.Went to Oldfield Infants (Miss Giles, headmistress, my teacher was Mrs.Birch). Lots of children in the road,we all played together. Next door (was it number 11 or 13?)lived
Angela Osborne.I remember her parents were Eunice and Harold (I think he was a fireman). Would love to get in touch with Angela after these 50 odd years, I have lo... more >>
  
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Horsenden Lane South by Chris Campbell (Member 10298633) on 11-Jan-2015
Hi I lived at 100 Hordenden Lane South, from 1952 to 1969. Both my Father, Ken Campbell, Mother Dorothy Campbell, work at Sandersons during that time. I would like to hear from anybody who lived in the area at that time.
Micky Walsh, Michale Thorp, Ron & Jimmy West, Graham Templeman are some of the names I remember, but there are lots more.
Happy 2015 to all
  
  • Re: Horsenden Lane South by john (Member 10299009) on 3-Feb-2015
    Hi,i lived in Greenford and went to school in Perivale (Selborne Junior) late 40s.I was in a class with a lad who lived on Horsenden Hill it may have been part of an old farm, can,t recall his name I am sorry if that seems a bit vague, I am getting on a bit. Another name which seems familiar is Templeman, a name which is less commmon. I also worked for short period at Sandersons. Going back in tim... more >>

  • Re: Horsenden Lane South by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 26-Feb-2015
    There is a Templeman Road in north Hanwell on the Cuckoo Estate from which you can see Horsenden Hill

    Suggest you post a message on the Southall page of this site, a few still use it, they do Greenford etc and there are a lot of people on Southall Facebook, - Leave a message on Southall Knowhere and someone will re-direct you

  • Re: Horsenden Lane South by Chris Smith (Member 10300504) on 27-May-2015
    Chris,
    Please advise on your sister, Jan's contact info or situation. Chris from Guinness.
    Regards, Chris

    chrissmithkit@gmail.com

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Bilton Road shops history by Tone B (Member 10272503) on 8-Apr-2012
I, with a schoolmate from the 50s, am writing a history of the shops of Bilton Road (from 1933 to now).

Would anyone with personal knowledge of the subject like to collaborate?
  
  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 18-Apr-2012
    Tone > > I Would suggest you put a message on the Southall Knowhere board

    It is much more active and some of the users have access to a vast photo library - nearly all Greenford info seems to go on the Southall board.

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 27-Apr-2012
    see also....frith photos memories ..site in google...perivale.....shops etc there....photos...peoples memories.........

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Tone B (Member 10272503) on 13-May-2012
    Thanks, keith williams. I've done that.

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Tone B (Member 10272503) on 13-May-2012
    Thanks, Yvonne Butler.
    I've seen the Frith photographs.
    And I think I've got all the books available about Perivale. Perivale -- the forgotten parish!

    It's a long time since I walked alongside Perivale Brook. I'd be surprised if many people know where it was (is).

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 14-May-2012
    I have an old book somewhere. It is called "A history of Greenford Parva" (I think). Do you have this??

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 14-May-2012
    Found the book this afternoon. I've had it for years and it's called "Chronicle of Greenford Parva"

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Tone B (Member 10272503) on 15-May-2012
    Yes, I've got "The Chronicles of Greenford Parva". And I've got "A Farm in Perivale".

    And even a map whereon Bilton Road stops at Perivale Brook and doesn't get as far west as Horsenden Lane!

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 16-May-2012
    "A farm in Perivale" is a book I have never heard of before reading your comment. . It sounds very interesting. . When was it published?? But I have also got "Bygone Hanwell" by Sir Montague Sharp

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Tone B (Member 10272503) on 18-May-2012
    "A Farm In Perivale" by Eva Farley.
    Published by the Author in 1985, printed by Print Plus, 8 Hedingham Road, Halstead, Essex, C09 2DA and reprinted March 1995. ISBN 0 951049100
    Try for it at Amazon.

    It's about Horsenden Hill Farm. (I remember it well, back in the '50s. Now used by the parks Department.

    Tone

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 21-May-2012
    Hi Tone

    I wasn't aware of this book and I'll try and get one for myself and one my brother. He was in the Sea Scouts somewhere in Perivale, and when I was last there (about 40 years ago now) I remember seeing the gravestone of his group leader, "Skip" in Perivale churchyard. I was really a north Hanwell person, but the Brent & Horsenden Hill were our playgrounds so I remember where the farm ... more >>

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 12-Jun-2012
    the site in google.....greenford middlesex facebook.................have perivale there..................they have annual..walk...and ..meetings..perivale..field.....................of historic site..

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by malcolm tucker (Member 10299875) on 21-Apr-2015
    Hi, Tone My memory's hanging in ,just
    Starting up at the Manor Farm rd end There were 4 shops The 1st. was a DIY store which was built and went into business about 1955 ish I went to school with Pat Holland , the owner's wife . Looked like Pet Clarke the singer. next was a newsagents and tobbaconist.2nd shop tosell icecream ,walls blocks , after the war. Only enough to sell on wed.Then a small g... more >>

  • Re: Bilton Road shops history by Les Disbrey (Member 10263506) on 12-May-2015
    There was also Lawrence's the fishmonger near the Tumbling Cafe whose son,aircrew,was killed in 1943/44. Also the shell from the AA site opposite Hoovers that misfired and hit the flats above the shops opposite Fairfield Drive.As I remember on VE Day there was a fire lit at the junction of Empire Road & Bilton.It was some years before the damage to the surface was repaired.

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greenford high st 1939 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 15-Oct-2011
s.davis corner shop.....photo on google...folded os map 1939 large photo shop windows high full around corner...what did it sell...exactly where was it......thanks.....lists baker...and other shops known 1940s 50s 60 s70s gt memories greenford and also shops   
  • Re: greenford high st 1939 by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Oct-2012
    PERIVALE.....KING QUEEN VISIT MEDWAY DRIVE 6 KILLED NAZI BOMB 27 SEPT 1940..PAINTING ..ON NEW IN GOOGLE YOUR PAINTINGS BBC...3 ACCOUNTS IN GOOGLE..AND FRITH PHOTOS SITE...

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Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Dennis Troughton (Member 10259579) on 24-Mar-2011
Here's a long shot - just came across this messaage board. I do believe many years ago there was a level crossing in Aintree Road which was on a siding leading to/from Sandersons Wallpaper Factory. Does anybody remember this and can confirm my suspicions? There is still an obvious "hump" in the road today right where the Nat West Bank is situated and what would have been sidings is now a long car ... more >>   
  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 16-May-2011
    several photo sandersons on google...saw...perhaps was hayes hillingdon.com...site photos.....were several.....

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 23-May-2011
    Dennis, I do not think there was a level crossing there, although not impossible, if there was, it must have been removed before the Central Line was built 1948. If it existed, it must have been built by the GWR as that was excusively their line up as far as Northolt Junction. So the best way to find out for absolute certain is to contact one of the Great Western Railway societies as thay hav... more >>

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Les Disbrey (Member 10263506) on 19-Jul-2011
    Yes there was a level crossing and rail line through where the Natwest Bank is.During the wartime years Sanderson's was manufacturing aircraft parts and each day around 4.30pm a GWR tank engine brought out a line of wagons.From time to time the gates were also closed at different times.Also late in 1940 during the air raids,a heavy AA gun was deployed on a wagon to supplement the lighter ones on t... more >>

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Les Disbrey (Member 10263506) on 19-Jul-2011
    Should have said Wadsworth Road,not Aintree
    Les

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 26-Jul-2011
    Aha. That figures, but the siding(s) must have been taken up for the Central Line to have been built around 1947 as there seems to be no trace of it now. I still recommend contact with the "Great Western Society"

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Les Disbrey (Member 10263506) on 17-Aug-2011
    The sidings were at ground level whereas the Central Line runs over the bridge at same level as the GWR.The building of the Central Line extension was mothballed in 1939 and finally opened early in 1947.
    Les

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 4-Sep-2011
    Of course, As the Central Line ran parallel, but SOUTH of the G.W.R. line, it wouldn't have mattered if the sidings survived after the Central had been built as they would not have had any effect at all on building the Central. Silly me, MUST be an "age thing"

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by keith williams (Member 10241513) on 1-Jan-2012
    A Great Western Railway search on wikipedia does indeed show that there once was a dedicated siding into the Sanderson factory, with the junction to the main line facing the Old Oak Common direction

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Tone B (Member 10272503) on 8-Apr-2012
    Certainly there was a crossing in Aintree/Wadsworth road, by where the bank is. And it continued along where the carpark is and then there was another one across Horsenden Lane through where the flats, and scout hut behind them, are.

    I remember waiting as the gates were closed an the train crossed the road.

    And yes, the Central was on the other side (south) of the GWR.

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by malcolm tucker (Member 10299875) on 13-Apr-2015
    Before the Central line was built The GWR ran a push me pull me train that stopped at what was Perivale halt. The small wooden platform ,complete with small waiting "hut" was accessed by a long sloping path from horsenden lane south By the West bridge abutment wall. I dont remember a level crossing here as there wasn't room.Maybe I'm wrong. Wasn't the cafe called Jocks box . I remember it was dark... more >>

  • Re: Level Crossing in Aintree Road by Les Disbrey (Member 10263506) on 12-May-2015
    Hi Malcolm,
    I agree that there was no level crossing near the station.Wasn't Jocks Box in Aintree Road close to the Sanderson's level crossing and GWR bridge.?

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GB Film Library, Aintree Road, Perivale by Angela (Member 10257447) on 1-Feb-2011
GB film library in Aintree Road was my 1st job after leaving school.

I would love to hear from anybody that worked there in the 1950s and 1960s

Once a week we had a film show. I loved working there and would dearly love to hear from anybody that also worked ... more >>
  
  • Re: GB Film Library, Aintree Road, Perivale by Jim Brandon (Member 10267827) on 25-Nov-2011
    Hello Angela,
    My first job on leaving Selborne boys school in 1956 was at the GB Film library. I started work there in September 1956 as an office boy in the accounts department which was housed in a large wooden shed like structure at the back of the main building. My wages were £3 per week. I can even now remember some of the people that worked there. Mr.King was the general manager, John Malt... more >>

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Searching for employers of Sandersons who lost their jobs during the 2003 takeover by Chris Evans (Member 10245705) on 15-Mar-2010
I'm hoping to speak with former employees of Sandersons to talk about the company prior to the takeover in 2003.

Please get in touch through this forum or directly at my googlemail account with the name chrisevans.info

Thanks!
Chris
  
  • Re: Searching for employers of Sandersons who lost their jobs during the 2003 takeover by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Dec-2010
    there was nice sanderson wallpaper shop 1974 greenford high st...had regency stripe rolls for hall..nicest wallpaper we ever had

  • Re: Searching for employers of Sandersons who lost their jobs during the 2003 takeover by malcolm tucker (Member 10299875) on 13-Apr-2015
    Chris, Hi .Do you remember Ray Crowder . He started at Sandersons in around 1954 as a block cutter, what ever that is. He moved with the company to uxbridge and now lives in the High Wycombe area
    malcolm tucker

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keatsway greenford by ken reed (Member 10244956) on 21-Feb-2010
Would like to hear from any one who lived on Keats way. I was born at #12 in 1929, and wonder if any of my (very) old friends are still up and about.   
  • Re: keatsway greenford by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
    see southallknowhere site memories allemby etc...keats double blooms heavy pink blousy spring blossom...best trees street....photos on site greenford best ever seen

  • Re: keatsway greenford by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
    history etc photos on sboard site...flood relief greenford after let costons brent river bridge flood again to save harp resevoir hses suffer.....police in little dingy boats .could not get work up greenford rd north..1980.......so bigger water pipes layed portland cres etc to take more water away..low lying....

  • Re: keatsway greenford by ken reed (Member 10244956) on 24-Jul-2010
    how does one get to pictures on this site. thanks ken

  • Re: keatsway greenford by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Oct-2010
    sboard site photos is southall.....photos all areas around..........type www.flickr.com...............................sign in...........................southallboard18
    and 17/16 etc etc........or in google type southallboard photostream

  • Re: keatsway greenford by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 4-Oct-2010
    photos are part of southallknowhere site

  • Re: keatsway greenford by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 17-Sep-2011
    2 photos costons brent flood and 2 of bombed war load hay pub there....on flickrsouthallboard photostream.and granada cinema...redlion long veg stall..litten pub...church..etc

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Karaoke in Perivale by teichin (Member 10234073) on 21-Dec-2008
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Mornington Road, Greenford by Michael Braden (Member 10097376) on 14-Dec-2008
Like the entry by Mysterio, I am outting this here as there is no seperate entry for Greenford.
In September 1940, I was home for lunch from Dormers Wells School. It was a nice day, and my mother was in the garden talking to our next door neighbour.I was conscious of aircraft overhead. There had been no air raid warning, so we were surprised when suddenly there was anti-aircraft guns firing. Th... more >>
  
  • Re: Mornington Road, Greenford by Yvonne Butler (Member 10237916) on 24-Feb-2010
    we had to go get buckets water several days mornington rd stand pipe 1970s lived nearby..//new sewer pipes being layed etc..yes knew bomb...good library greenford had local hist displays...and heritage centre with motorbikes hist by cenotaph....my cousin cycled bike to allemby left it at aunts then back to southall from dormers there at end school...think they must have had side gate field open i... more >>

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Modern Jive /WCSwing Workshops and Competitions 2008 by S.B (Member 10184513) on 22-Jun-2008
Dancers from across the Globe will descend on Cheshire to compete at the 'UK Star Studded Championships held at Northwich Memorial Hall on the 1st,2nd & 3rd of August.
This is the first time this venue will be used to hold this event, the Saturday evening includes a Modern Jive & West Coast Swing Freestyle.
The competition for the first time will have a Modern Jive category, 'UK Modern Jive ProA... more >>
  
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IBM Greenford by Mysterio (Member 10216300) on 7-Nov-2007
As there was no listing for Greenford under Middlesex, Perivale was the next best thing!

I have began a reunion/nostalgia group on Facebook for anyone who worked at IBM Greenford:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6856483981
  
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PERIVALE AND ST. JOHN FISHER SCHOOLS by Thelma Charlton (Member 10118428) on 2-Jul-2007
For all the old pupils of Perivale and St. John Fisher schools in Federal and Sarsfield Road I thought you might like to know that beginning at the end of the summer term both schools will be demolished to make way for two brand new state of the art schools to be opened 2009/10. Last Saturday, 30th June, I was invited to attend the last Summer Fun Day at St. John Fisher School. The whole day wa... more >>   
  • Re: PERIVALE AND ST. JOHN FISHER SCHOOLS by susan sofutorunu (Member 10238680) on 4-Jul-2009
    My fondest memories are held here as my father was caretaker of the school back in the late 60s and early 70s. I went to the secondary modern girls school which is now a small part left of the original school . We lived in the house in sarsfield ave no 64 and had many friends in the street . xxxxxx

  • Re: PERIVALE AND ST. JOHN FISHER SCHOOLS by G.C. (Member 10309985) on 3-Dec-2016
    WOW!!! I lived at Nos 62 and went to both the infants and Junior Sch the teachers were I think Mrs Barrows and Ms Simpson Mr Winston Mr Seymour Mr Clitherow?..The caretaker, Harry and his wife looked after me One day when I was off sick, I remember there used to be a big mound of earth at one end of the field with a crater in the middle and also at one of the Fates the Wombles were part of the at... more >>

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Photo request by Thelma Charlton (Member 10118428) on 3-Nov-2006
I now have a photograph of No.11 Devon Close, Perivale taken on 1st November. If Evelyn Jenner would care to contact me I will arrange for her to have a copy   
  • Re: Photo request by evelyn jenner (Member 10197413) on 12-Nov-2006
    I've been wondering about 11 Devon Close, Perivale, for a while now as I was told last year that it had been demolished. I'd love the photo you have taken.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Evelyn Jenner

  • Re: Photo request by Thelma Charlton (Member 10118428) on 15-Nov-2006
    Hello Evelyn, please e-mail me on thelma.charlton@ntlworld.com with your address or e-mail address so I can either send you a hard copy of e-copy. Thelma

  • Re: Photo request by Detroiter (Member 10167874) on 14-Jul-2009
    Hello, Do you know Subangini (Suby or Suba) Thevapala, a tamil girl lived at 56 Devon Close?.

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