Other Memories from Northwood

It seems to be something that should be mentioned with regard to the familiar streets around old Northwood, as I remember it as a 17 year old. I knew the names of the streets around the High Street very well. It was by chance I stumbled on a remarkable history concerning those names. There was a remarkable man who decided to finance a railway station at Northwood. He then decided to ...see more

In the 1960's I was bought up living at The Grange on the Rickmansworth Road in Northwood. If we turned right out of the drive at The Grange we would walk along the road to church and school at the Holy Trinity church. Further along the road was Mount Vernon hospital where my Mother was a nurse, and opposite Holy Trinity church was the riding stables where I spent many happy hours with the ...see more

Added 15 November 2016
My father was manager of a drapers shop at the lower end of Green Lane in the 1950's. It was called Ryder's of Northwood. If you turned left down Green Lane at the war memorial (as this photo shows) it would have been the second to last shop on the right hand side, just before the bank. The shop comprised three floors; a basement selling fabrics, the ground floor which was habedashery, underwear etc...and an ...see more

Does anyone have any memories or even photos of the now defunct Ruislip and Northwood Athletic Club? I was a member (keen, but not talented!) in the mid 1950's both at the track in King's College Road, Ruislip, as well as the cross-country base in Northwood, with the course running through the woods at the back of the Lido.

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