Mar 19 2011

Old Roxeth – from the air

From time to time, I get sent photos of Roxeth and South Harrow, and this one I thought was particularly interesting.  It shows the older part of South Harrow, what would have really been called Roxeth in it’s time, which is now primarily the Waitrose and Dunelm Mill area.

Running up from the bottom of the picture, you can see the Northolt Road, up to where it splits into Lower Road, Middle Road and Roxeth Hill, and then running across the picture, you can see the railway line.  Interestingly, the South Harrow station is shown in its original location, 100 yards or so along South Hill Avenue: some of the original buildings remain there today.

Of course, the gas works have long been gone now, and the open fields which would have been to the South and West of the railway are now St Margarets Avenue, Eastcote Avenue and Maple Avenue.

If you have any old photographs or memories of South Harrow, please let us know: news@iharrow.com.


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