EPW012748 ENGLAND (1925). Factories on the Edgware Road, Colindale, 1925

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Pennawd [EPW012748] Factories on the Edgware Road, Colindale, 1925
Cyfeirnod EPW012748
Dyddiad April-1925
Dolen
Enw lle COLINDALE
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Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 520768, 189647
Hydred / Lledred -0.25639647402153, 51.59223849723
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ208896

Pinnau

I've just catalogued a good image of this building and the ex-AIRCO office/ex-school building. Aerofilms Ltd labelled the photo "Aerial House". So it may well be that the "mansion" on The Hyde that Aerofilms Ltd occupied with AOC Ltd in the mid-1920s was in fact the Victorian villa that is now the electrical sales place. The photo I'm talking about will be online later this year, keep an eye out for it!

Katy Whitaker
Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:43:51 AM
This terrace in still exists Annesley Avenue. In the photo, they appear to be shop premises, but are now purely residential.

The Laird
Thursday 26th of June 2014 01:38:21 PM
There is a nice photo on the RAF Museum site (link below) that is taken from this spot looking toward the Airco admin block , and you can also see the factory water tower in the distance- http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw015610?keyword=10733&ref=0

Mark Amies
Wednesday 11th of June 2014 10:49:07 AM
These buildings still here in 2014 - just!

Mark Amies
Tuesday 20th of May 2014 11:34:19 AM
Aircraft factories on the Edgware Road 1917

Class31
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 01:29:05 PM
Loving this Class31, where did you find it?



Katy

Katy Whitaker
Friday 30th of May 2014 11:30:51 AM
Found on the wall at a pub on the Edgware Road.

Class31
Friday 30th of May 2014 11:41:06 AM
Remarkable. As the Edgware Road is the borough boundary, local archives are split between Brent, Harrow and Barnet. Worth an explore!



Katy

Katy Whitaker
Friday 30th of May 2014 12:58:57 PM
Wow, these two old pics are GREAT! Almost a hundred years stripped away in a moment. So glad you had the wit to snap them on the wall; I wonder who has the originals?

colsouth111
Saturday 7th of June 2014 06:46:23 PM
Aircraft factories on the Edgware Road 1917

Class31
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 01:26:27 PM
These two buildings still exist (2014) as Kwik Fit

Mark Amies
Sunday 23rd of February 2014 07:00:31 PM
I rather think that Kwik Fit is on the site of the two buildings nearer to the camera adjacent to Annesley Avenue.



I am not convinced that the Kwik Fit buildings are the originals as they have an entirely different footprint as can be observed from Google Earth. The original buildings (marked 'Bristow') were deeper and one substantially longer than the other. If they are the original buildings, then they have been very heavily altered and shortened. Another photograph taken in the '50s shows the buildings were at that time being used as an Express Dairies depot.



The two buildings that you have indicated were on the site of the new SICC Kitchens retail and apartment block butting on to Colindale Avenue.



I remember that there used to be a very old and faded "Studebaker Depot" sign at the rear yard of the old buildings. I don't know if it was once the premises of a sales and servicing agent for Studebaker, but I doubt if they got much business, as Studebaker were never a big automobile marque on this side of the pond.



In the photograph the front of the building shows Bandmaster Gramophones in residence at the time. A slightly later shot taken in 1926 (epw015610) and 1928 from the south east (epw013752), shows that SDH Mfng Co. Pianoforte Manufacturers (they also made phonographs)were in residence, so I think that these factory buildings have seen some change of use over the years.



As you can see from

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34171/page/3961/data.pdf

SDH Pianos were in liquidation by 1935.

The Laird
Thursday 26th of June 2014 01:00:22 PM
This building was Phoenix Telephones in the 60's. The rest of the factories alongside became Frigidaire. In the 80's they became warehouses for BT. They were then all demolished and this whole area became the Yoahan (Japanese) shopping and eating centre. This has since closed down and the buildings remain boarded up in 2012.

bernie
Wednesday 21st of November 2012 03:15:40 AM
Update - The site has now been redeveloped as a large Morrison's store and the adjoining Bang Bang food hall, which is a rather jolly replacement for some of the oriental restaurant facilities formerly housed in the demolished Yaohan Centre.

The Laird
Friday 4th of August 2017 11:57:54 AM
In the 60's this was the "Brick Development" company where apprentice brickies were trained. Now it is the site of a McDonalds.

bernie
Wednesday 21st of November 2012 03:08:32 AM
Colindale Avenue

sweetpeagrower
Monday 16th of July 2012 10:38:04 PM
This old Victorian house still exists - just - it's an electrical wholesalers

sweetpeagrower
Monday 16th of July 2012 10:37:20 PM
Beis Yaakov Primary School

sweetpeagrower
Monday 16th of July 2012 10:36:10 PM
Was originally built as admin offices for Airco - The Aeroplane Manufacturing Company

Mark Amies
Sunday 23rd of February 2014 06:58:52 PM
Also the site of the original Kingsbury Grammar School before its move to purpose built premises in Princes Avenue.



Edit: Aug 2017 - I am happy to report that a very recent trip past the premises has revealed that the building, which had become very forlorn, has been rejuvenated and the dismal frontage has been replaced by a new boundary wall. It's future, then, would seem assured.

The Laird
Thursday 26th of June 2014 12:39:41 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Beis Yaakov Primary School (former Airco Offices)



Mark Amies
Wednesday 4th of June 2014 05:45:44 PM
This is a great shot of the AIRCO offices building Mark; I couldn't get a clear view over the current hordings and trees to take a good photo!



Katy

Katy Whitaker
Friday 30th of May 2014 11:30:26 AM
I took this from the car park of teh the lighting company next door. The owner came out and asked me whta I was doing, and I told him I was taking photos of important historical buildings. He then told me that the old Airco building nearby is under threat.

Mark Amies
Wednesday 4th of June 2014 05:45:44 PM
The Kwik Fit buildings that were around at the time. ( see other comment)

Mark Amies
Tuesday 20th of May 2014 11:37:11 AM
This picture shows factories on the Edgware Rd at Colindale. Many of them built around the time of the First World War and connected with aircraft manufacture. Compare the empty fields just beyond Colindeep Lane with same area five years later in the next picture.

colsouth111
Monday 10th of June 2013 11:09:14 AM