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.

Roxeth Green Avenue

I was born in 1960 at home at 151 Roxeth Green Avenue. Growing up in South Harrow was great, the 'local shops' were down at Shaftesbury Circle where there was a really old-fashioned sweet shop, all dark wood and high counters and the most miserable owners. There was also a C&Q (Cut and Quality) mini market, a ...Read full memory

Stanley Road, South Harrow

I lived with my foster family in Stanley Road South Harrow, during the war. Our house backed on to the gas works and I always wanted to climb the gasometer which I did eventually with a friend from across the road. At the top of Stanley Road were all the usual local shops. Peacheys the grocer where we collected ...Read full memory

1961 To 1971

My family moved to Arundel Drive when I was a baby. Like most of the houses we had a shared drive where you couldn't access the garage. I remember this caused a lot of problems with the neighbours. Have just returned from a reminiscing trip having not been back there for 40 years. What a shame South Harrow has been so ...Read full memory