Memories of Hendon
In the 1900s the site of the 'Fountain' (Frith H397067) was then known as 'The Burroughs Pond' and was/is sited at the crossroads of The Burroughs, Station Road and Watford Way, back then it was open ended at ground level so that horses could stop there for a drink; if they were towing a cart then that could be driven ...Read full memory
During the Second World War 'Lord Haw-Haw' announced over the wireless from Germany that the clock atop of the Hendon Technical College was showing the 'Wrong Time!'.
This photo would have been taken at the north end of Brent Street just below where the road divided to go round some big old trees. It is looking towards Parson Street beyond the junction with Church Road and Finchley Lane. As a schoolboy in the early 1960s, I would catch the 83 bus home from the stop on the left-hand side of the ...Read full memory
Even though I was born a good ten-years after the second world war, Hendon was my home town. I loved it there. I attended Algernon Infant and Junior school, then onto St Mary's in the Downage. I always loved Hendon, but on a visit there to attend a funeral, I was shocked to see the state of the town. There was no feeling of ...Read full memory