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A40 Northolt in 1940

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The Western Avenue A40 bypassing Northolt circa 1940.  Note: No traffic, no lane markings, no crash barriers, just a grass verge, footpath and fields!




Northolt Park, in north-west London, staged pony racing between 1929 and 1951, and was the first course to pioneer the photo finish and starting gates. However, after this time the racecourse nominated for housing.


The grandstands stood in ruins during the first stages of the development of the 'Racecourse Estate'.†

Subsequently, in 1955 the main grandstand was dismantled and† was re-erected at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit




Typical style of houses on the Racecourse Estate in the early 1960's.  Note only 3 cars !



The 14 storey flats, later named Churchill Court, being built on Newmarket Avenue .  



... and after completion.  Progress ?




St Marys Church.  Timeless scene.  The grounds recovered after the 1987 gales in which mature trees were brought down.



Northolt Village Community Centre picture taken in the early 1970s 


The Community Centre also home to the local model railway club  


The Northolt Village Memorial Hall.  Owned by the War Memorial Hall & Village Greens Trust and scene of many a church, family and public events.  Recently fully renovated, the hall has also previously been used for council activities and as a children's nursery.  


Northolt Village Green Cottages in a beautiful seasonal garden setting.  Now uninhabited and owned by the same Trust as the Memorial Hall, but once reputed to have housed a family of 16.  Currently used as storage in connection with maintenance of the garden. 

Views around and about the Middlesex village

More recently famous for itís RAF Base, Northolt High School starring in BBCís The Choir, and Northala fields taking spoil from Wembley Stadium, let us take a brief look at itís heritage Ö...

Northolt Village Community Centre St Marys Northolt