EPW035548 ENGLAND (1931). Burnt Oak Railway Station, Watling Avenue and Hendon Aerodrome, Burnt Oak, 1931

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Title [EPW035548] Burnt Oak Railway Station, Watling Avenue and Hendon Aerodrome, Burnt Oak, 1931
Reference EPW035548
Date June-1931
Link
Place name BURNT OAK
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 520488, 190803
Longitude / Latitude -0.26003988303574, 51.602688829135
National Grid Reference TQ205908

Pins

Tented camp. The trees are in foliage, suggesting the photo was taken in summer. This may well be temporary accomodation for service personnel involved in the Hendon Air Show.

The Laird
Monday 27th of April 2015 05:50:19 PM
Redhill Institution (Hendon Union Workhouse)

The Laird
Monday 27th of April 2015 05:46:09 PM

clive
Friday 5th of December 2014 01:25:56 AM
Looking west along Watling Avenue from Burnt Oak tube station.

Class31
Thursday 20th of June 2013 01:46:24 PM
Looking east along Watling Avenue from Burnt Oak tube station.

Class31
Thursday 20th of June 2013 01:44:49 PM
Photograph of number 9 Watling Avenue. Location of the first Tesco store.

Class31
Thursday 20th of June 2013 01:41:52 PM
I remember the store well; stack 'em high and sell em cheap! This first Tesco store was opened in 1929 I believe, and within ten years Jack Cohen had opened about 90 Tesco shops across London and the home counties. They didn't do supermarkets until well after the war but here again Burnt Oak may claim to have led as in 1952 the Boots branch at 73 Burnt Oak Broadway became one of the first self service pharmacies. It resulted in a court case: Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists (Southern) Ltd. [1952]

colsouth111
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 01:16:21 PM
LOCATION OF 1ST TESCO STORE IN BURNT OAK

September 1931 Jack Cohen made an offer for his first Tesco store at 54 Watling Avenue. He bought the site with a mortgage.This shop was half of a fruit shop. When he first started selling in Burnt Oak groceries were auctioned in bundles like market traders. A new employee thought they should have everything on show in pyramids.

Tesco was still listed as at 54 Watling Avenue in 1952/53 (Hendon Directory). This Tesco store later became Burnards Stores (Grocers) & was next to Sam Cooke (Fruiterers) in 1959/60 (Hendon Directory).

So the first Tesco store was not at 9 Watling Avenue. It may have moved there later though.

Jacksie
Tuesday 29th of March 2016 05:07:35 PM
9 Watling Avenue. Site of the first Tesco Store opened in 1929 by Jack Cohen

Class31
Saturday 19th of January 2013 04:23:17 PM
Site of a 1930s department store

MB
Saturday 19th of January 2013 12:13:04 AM
It is indeed the site of a very fine London Co-op store which was built about 1936. The building still stands as a Peacock store at ground level, and has been beautifully refurbished with apartments above.

colsouth111
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 12:08:26 PM
Art Deco parade of shops with flats above, built in the 1920s at the time Burnt Oak Station opened

MB
Saturday 19th of January 2013 12:10:05 AM
So pleased to see an appreciation of this example of art deco. It was in fact built a little after the new station building was completed in 1930. It does give that end of the Watling a different feel doesn't it?

colsouth111
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 12:50:56 PM

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:59:13 PM
Oakleigh Avenue

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:58:39 PM
Barnfield Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:58:14 PM

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:57:53 PM
Mansion or other structure with classical portico

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:56:41 PM
Mill Hill public school.

ken
Tuesday 13th of October 2015 07:27:12 PM
The building was designed by Sir William Tite and is of a similar style to the Royal Exchange building in London, which he also designed.



He also designed many early railway stations.

The Laird
Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:28:14 PM
A5 Trunk Road - here Burnt Oak Broadway. Originally a Roman Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:48:45 PM

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:47:37 PM

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:46:59 PM
Watling Avenue

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:46:01 PM
Fortescue Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:45:42 PM
Colchester Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:45:06 PM
Silkstream Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:44:05 PM

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:43:12 PM
Bold Faced Stag public house

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:42:38 PM
I think it was the Bald Faced Stag selling Charrington's beer. Walked and drove past it many times in the 1960's. There was a bus stop outside.

NthLondonBoy
Monday 11th of July 2016 04:59:16 PM
Blessbury Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:41:02 PM
Littlefield Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:40:23 PM
Passenger train headed by steam locomotive

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:37:26 PM
Station name within London Transport roundel - new version introduced by Edward Johnston in 1918

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:36:23 PM

User Comment Contributions

A fine view across Burnt Oak showing the virtually complete Watling Estate. The image is well peppered with tags from knowledgeable contributors *class 31 and MB.

colsouth111
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 12:45:52 PM
Watling Street - originally a Roman Road - runs left to right in the foreground of this view. It was later remodelled by Thomas Telford as the roue from London to Holyhead and so to Ireland. More recently known as the A5 Trunk Road

MB
Friday 18th of January 2013 11:52:58 PM