EPW034980 ENGLAND (1931). Stag Lane Aerodrome and environs, Queensbury, from the north-west, 1931

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Details

Title [EPW034980] Stag Lane Aerodrome and environs, Queensbury, from the north-west, 1931
Reference EPW034980
Date April-1931
Link
Place name QUEENSBURY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 519616, 189997
Longitude / Latitude -0.27290110751727, 51.595630209158
National Grid Reference TQ196900

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Kingsbury Lido would be built in this field and open in 1939.

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:52:48 AM
Princes Avenue

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:46:08 AM
Roe Green primary school would be built here.

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:45:31 AM
Kingsbury County School relocated from their site in the old Airco administration block in the Hyde in 1931 to a new purpose built building here. There is either something wrong with the school records or else the dating of the photograph as there is not so much as a hint even of preliminary groundworks. Nor for the contemporaneous Roe Green primary school alongside.

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:44:10 AM

The Laird
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:27:29 AM
Welsh Harp (Brent) reservoir.

mapgeek
Monday 28th of April 2014 04:04:30 PM
Roe Green Village was built by the government's Office of Works towards the end of the First World War, to provide housing for workers at the Aircraft Manufacturing Company, which had a sprawling factory and airfield at Grove Park, between the Edgware Road and Stag Lane. The "garden village" was designed by Sir Frank Baines, starting at the end of 1916, but by the time that work began on the 24 acre site at the start of 1918, "Airco" already had 4,400 workers, many of whom had to travel long distances to work on foot, by bicycle of on trams. The contractors for the project were Holloway Brothers, but because of a shortage of labour it is thought that German prisoners of war were used for some of the work. The first 150 of the 270 homes in the village, a mixture of flats and cottages, were not completed until early 1919 (see image attached). By the time the village was finished, the cancellation of government aircraft contracts had seen "Airco" go bust. Although the business was taken over by B.S.A., they had no wish to carry on building aircraft, so Airco's chief designer, Geoffrey de Havilland, moved up the road to Stag Lane Aerodrome to set up his own company - and the rest is history!

PhilWHS
Sunday 25th of August 2013 12:31:18 PM
Originally, Kingsbury Manor Coach House. Rented by John Logie Baird in 1928 for his television experiments, known then as Kingsbury Manor Studio. Now used by the Kingsbury Veterans Club.

Chris Luck
Saturday 24th of August 2013 03:49:14 PM
Kingsbury Manor, built in 1899 for the Duchess of Sutherland.

Chris Luck
Saturday 24th of August 2013 03:47:08 PM
Just discernible are the two 80 foot aerial masts erected by J. L. Baird to receive experimental TV images from Germany in 1929. The masts were removed at the start of WWII but their concrete bases remain today.

Chris Luck
Saturday 24th of August 2013 03:40:26 PM