Harrow, Station Road c.1960
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Timber gables and full-height faceted bay windows create an imposing range of shops and flats of the early 20th century. It is unfortunate that the impact of the design has been diluted by the use of oversized shop fascias, especially to Bennetts. The neo-Georgian North Thames Gas Board showroom is a bland intrusion.

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Memories of Harrow, Station Road c1960

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Memories of getting the tube from Arnos Grove to Rayners Lane and then the long walk up Imperial Drive - until reaching the driving centre. The set up included traffic lights, zebra crossings, roundabouts, parking spaces, parked cars and a class room. Inside, a cut in half mini - showing you all the workings of the engine and steering - looks like someone had cut it open in length - ...see more
Back in my very early days as a rep for a greeting card company called Rust Craft one of my North London accounts was Universal Stationers in Harrow. My store contact was the redoubtable greeting card department manageress, Mrs May Fernyhough! Happy days!
Does anyone remember the driving centre near Rayners Lane during 1970's, it was an off road driving centre offering theory and practice to under 17's, I and many friends attended a course here before having proper lessons. I believe it was an innovation of its time, sadly no longer there.
I was at the prep school from 47 to 51 and then moved to the senior school. John Vivian Keith Marshall Stephen Impey and Geoffrey Ellis amongst many others were all in the same forms as me during that time. Mr Gobles took over some time in the fifties and the school went down hill then. I learnt later that he moved to be head of Hendon air college, or whatever it was called. Someone mentioned Universal Stores in Harrow. Ii ...see more