EPW015610 ENGLAND (1926). Motor Works, hospital and Hendon Aerodrome, Colindale, 1926

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Title [EPW015610] Motor Works, hospital and Hendon Aerodrome, Colindale, 1926
Reference EPW015610
Date 27-May-1926
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Place name COLINDALE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 520921, 189708
Longitude / Latitude -0.25416759574264, 51.592753952135
National Grid Reference TQ209897

Pins

The Government Lymph Establishment. Opened in 1907 for the research and production of medical vaccines.

The Laird
Tuesday 21st of August 2018 06:01:58 PM
Aeroville. Housing originally intended for aerodrome factory workers.

The Laird
Tuesday 21st of August 2018 05:59:59 PM
Nevett Ltd (Book Binders)

The Laird
Saturday 3rd of October 2015 01:14:04 PM
Titanine Paint factory

ken
Thursday 11th of June 2015 02:33:30 PM
London Flying Club (Hendon Country Club), in 1934 this was obtained by the Metropolitan Police as the first incarnation of their police training college. It was subsequently expanded and took over the majority of the area between Aerodrome Road and the Northern Line.

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 04:13:55 PM
British Museum Repository

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:48:57 PM
Aerodrome road

Harpie
Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 03:27:14 PM
This is the Everett Edgcumbe factory where electrical measuring instruments were made: voltmeters, ammeters etc. They also made the megameter? a version of which is still in use today. I served my apprenticeship from 1951 to 1956 here.

Harpie
Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 03:24:36 PM
VE Day party in May 1945. Picture taken in Grove Park at the bottom of Rose Glen looking towards Evelyn Avenue. The building on the left, behind the party, was Desoutter's gear cutting and grinding shop in the 1970's.

bernie
Sunday 26th of October 2014 08:32:44 PM
Brilliant street party picture!

bazouteast
Tuesday 12th of January 2016 08:59:23 PM
British Telecom building looking North up the Edgware Road before the Yoahan Centre was built.

bernie
Sunday 5th of October 2014 08:12:11 PM
This building was, for a time, named "Aerial House"; while Aerofilms was resident in the mid-1920s. Here's their own snapshot from a contemporary advertisement.

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 30th of September 2014 09:59:27 PM
The frontage has been altered and it has a new roof, but the footprint is essentially the same - T.F. Bristow and Co soaps then, KwikFit now.

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 29th of January 2014 04:53:23 PM
I tend to disagree about the footprint being essentially the same.



If you look at he left hand structure in the aerial view, it extends as far back as the short row of terraced houses in Annesley Avenue. In Google Earth, it now ends well short of them. The right hand structure is now about 1/3 of that shown in the aerial view and contiguous with its neighbour to the left.



Either very radically altered or an entirely newer build.

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:12:23 PM
Colindeep Lane

Wordsmith52
Saturday 31st of August 2013 10:16:02 PM
Evelyn Avenue was built here in the 1930's. The picture of the street party in Evelyn Avenue was taken by my mother on Coronation Day, the 2nd June 1953,

bernie
Monday 24th of December 2012 10:21:21 AM
This Pin shows Colindale Hospital. All now gone and replaced by yet another estate of flats.

bernie
Monday 24th of December 2012 08:26:32 AM
Colindale Station. The original station was destroyed by a bomb on the 25th September 1940. It was a nice looking station with pillars outside similar to Hendon Central and the other Northern Line surface stations.

bernie
Monday 24th of December 2012 08:25:40 AM
This was Phoenix Telephones in the 1960's. The old buildings were demolished and replaced by The Yoahan Centre in 1993. This only lasted until 2008 when it was closed down. Currently (2012) the bulidings stand empty and boarded up. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_City

bernie
Sunday 23rd of December 2012 03:49:09 PM
Up to 1932 this was Kingsbury County Grammar School. The school moved to a new building in Princes Avenue,NW9. In the 60's this was the Colindale Annexe to the North London Polytechnic. It is now a Jewish School.

bernie
Tuesday 27th of November 2012 12:51:48 PM
Although it has been used for educational purposes for most of its life, this building was originally built around 1916 by the Aircraft Manufacturing Company Ltd ("Airco") as offices for their vast factory and airfield which stretched from the Edgware Road to Stag Lane, and which had previously been the estate around Grove Park house. By the end of the First World War, this may well have been the largest aircraft factory in the world, employing around 4,400 people.

PhilWHS
Thursday 17th of October 2013 07:36:17 PM
Hendon Aerodrome... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJJHSsLhE24 Here is the classic scene from the original Dirty Dozen film with Lee Marvin and Donald Sutherland at the entrance to Hendon Aerodrome. This is now the roundabout at the top of Colindale Avenue where it meets Aerodrome Road. There is nothing left that is filmed from this scene except the houses in Booth Road. Aerodrome Road used to be a private MOD road up to the 70's with a gate at each end. This gate was shut on one day each year, Christmas Day. The road was always in a terrible condition full of pot holes until it was tarmaced over in the 70's.

bernie
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 11:02:00 PM
Tram Depot, then Trolleybus Depot. Here is a short video from 1962 filmed at Colindale... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhp9yaoGgW4

bernie
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 10:46:24 PM
Colindale Avenue

bernie
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 10:41:38 PM

bernie
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 10:39:55 PM

User Comment Contributions

I'm adding this one for the wealth of information added by various knowledgable contributors

colsouth111
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:09:26 PM
Edgware Road around 1916

Class31
Wednesday 17th of December 2014 08:41:31 PM
Edgware Road around 1916

Class31
Wednesday 17th of December 2014 08:41:09 PM
British Telecom buildings before the Yoahan Centre was built

bernie
Sunday 5th of October 2014 08:07:45 PM
Phoenix Telephones in Grove Park looking down towards the Edgware Road.

bernie
Sunday 30th of March 2014 09:14:26 AM
This is the entrance to Phoenix Telephone works and was situated on the bend in Grove Park. Recently it was the entrance to the Yoahan centre car park.

bernie
Sunday 30th of March 2014 09:13:05 AM
Colindale Station 25th September 1940.

bernie
Monday 24th of December 2012 07:29:25 AM
Colindale Staion 25th September 1940.

bernie
Monday 24th of December 2012 07:28:29 AM
Colindale Avenue

bernie
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 10:40:46 PM