Jan 31 2013

London’s Local History – North Harrow

map_snippetWe stumbled across this site today, which offers some of the history about the Yeading Brook and North Harrow. For example, did you know that the Letchford Arms was said to be named after a Pinner doctor who died in the 17th century?

Or that Hatch End High School was originally Blackwell County School. ‘Blackwell’ was a mixed, County Secondary School. The name seems to have come from the local Blackwell family of Crosse and Blackwell.  The school was built in from 1948 and the first pupils moved in in 1950. The Main School Building was originally for 900 pupils and the Architect was Cecil Stallman. It has a pitched roof, a covered walk-way, and corrugated aluminium cladding. In 1953 the Great Hall, was completed by Architects. In 1958 the swimming pool was opened built by pupils and parents and in 1960s the school got a dismantled, Compton organ.

Yeading Brook – Headstone Lane, Yeading Brook – North Harrow and Yeading Brook – Pinner Park all contains a few snippets of history that anyone living locally would find fascinating.

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