EPW051677 ENGLAND (1936). Construction of Beresford Avenue and housing at Kenmere Gardens and environs, Alperton, 1936

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Title [EPW051677] Construction of Beresford Avenue and housing at Kenmere Gardens and environs, Alperton, 1936
Reference EPW051677
Date August-1936
Link
Place name ALPERTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 519370, 183766
Longitude / Latitude -0.27856831529387, 51.53967608221
National Grid Reference TQ194838

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This is probably the clearest image of the mysterious tanks set into the ground. Situated just to the east of the line of Highcroft Avenue, it is later described as being 'behind' the Heather Park Hotel.

Harrow&Wembley
Sunday 23rd of June 2013 08:31:49 PM
Electricity sub-station in Highcroft, I believe.

Harrow&Wembley
Thursday 30th of May 2013 09:38:18 PM
H J Heinz & Co Ltd. Had a site here from 1919. Had lengthy wharfage, and railway sidings from Willesden yards.

Harrow&Wembley
Saturday 4th of May 2013 08:56:48 PM
No, Heinz was the large factory over to the left on the other side of the railway sidings. I think the buildings that you have marked was the Steinway piano works.

The Laird
Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:27:55 PM
This must be the first factory to be built on the Northfields Trading Estate. The straightened River Brent runs behind it. The Ace Café does not seem to be in existence yet!

Harrow&Wembley
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:44:42 PM
The last few houses in Mount Pleasant.

Harrow&Wembley
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:37:10 PM
Trees shielding from view the canal-side cottage.

Harrow&Wembley
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:34:52 PM
This bridge (now demolished) carried a siding line which turned through 90 degrees and finished at buffers not far from the back alleys of Kenmere and Beresford. The buffers were eventually removed, maybe in the 1950s. There may have been a World War I ammunitions factory which used the siding, but this has not been proved by research.

Harrow&Wembley
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:33:53 PM
I think that he nearest WW1 munitions factories were in Park Royal.



I believe that there was a trench warfare training establishment centred on Alperton Hall (now the site of Alperton Park Community School). I understand that this site was associated with the Trench Warfare Experimental Dept., nearby at Wembley Park.

The Laird
Monday 17th of April 2017 04:06:05 PM
The two tracks of the original London to Birmingham Railway opened in 1837.

Harrow&Wembley
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:23:14 PM
The 1934 Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm aqueduct. It was constructed to pass over the newly built North Circular Road. The earth for the embankment came from Horsenden Hill close to the part of the canal which has Sudbury Golf Course on one side.

Harrow&Wembley
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:20:54 PM