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.

Wood End School

Hopefully this - my school until 1946 - is still standing. I attended during the war, and clearly remember the reception class at the end of the building (where we had to have a sleep each afternoon). Also the Air Raid shelters in the playground where we sat during a raid and sang songs like' ten green bottles', and I ...Read full memory

A memory of South Harrow by annwa37

455 Northolt Road South Harrow

I was born at 455 Northolt Road during the 2nd World War where I lived with mum, grandad, granma and young uncle. My father was killed in Normandy Landings on June 6 1944 and was called Arthur Blerkom. My mum was Lil Blerkom and worked in munitions factory and later as usherette at the Odeon in South ...Read full memory

Reading Road

I lived in Reading Road which is Northolt but I remember so well South Harrow. I went to Guides and was married in the baptist church in South Harrow. I worked Saturdays in a chemist next to Vickers, the hardware shop. I had to serve french letters and put them in a plain brown bag, I was 13 at the time I was so ...Read full memory