South Harrow, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of South Harrow and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Birds Nest South Harrow

I moved to Harrow in 1969, and started DJ'ing in October 1969. I had a residency at The Shaftesbury every Thursday, Friday, Sunday lunchtime and then later in the evening (pubs closed at 3pm in those days). It was very busy there, so the brewery came along and said they'd build a Birds Nest Disco - and within ...Read full memory

A memory of South Harrow by Denis Cook

South Harrow

I lived at 61 Eastcote Ave from 1942 when I was born. I went to Welldon Park primary school and helped Mr Goodhead count the dinner money each day. I also joined Mr Locks woodwork group after school, this was special as you had to be chosen. I failed my 11plus, my mother arranged for me to go to St Thomas's school in ...Read full memory

Recollections Of A Fishmonger

My first sight of South Harrow was when my dad ran a fish stall in the railway market in South Harrow, he worked there for about 10 to 12 years after which he bought a shop of his own in Alexandra Avenue. Coming from Bermondsey in London, South Harrow was a very green and pleasent area with its tree-lined ...Read full memory

A memory of South Harrow