Saturday, 19 April 2014

North London Railway - Willesden Junction

North London Railway
The North London Railway running from Kensal Rise Station proceeds westwards

Post to the east Kensal Green
Post to the south Willesden Junction

This post covers only the south west corner of the square


Furness Road
Furness Primary School. Opened in 1908 as a council school and reorganised in 1925. It was partly destroyed in Second World War bombing and later rebuilt.


High street Harlesden
Church of God Prophecy. This was built in 1888 as a church for the United Free Methodists


Leghorn Road
33 Rebirth Tabernacle. This was originally opened by Harlesden Evangelical in 1905. It became a Baptist chapel in 1933.


Rucklidge Avenue
154 In the 1890s this was the Hygienic Hospital, set up by Dr. Thomas Allinson (developer of the wholemeal bread). It was “Established for Treating the Working Classes on Hygienic Principles. As we have no funds, a charge of 10s. is made a-week to patients to help to make up a deficiency in our income. We treat our patients without poisonous drugs, disease-producing intoxicants, fish, flesh, fowl, or animal broths, which are poor foods, and not worth a tenth of the money paid for them. We also do not allow tea or coffee, as experience has shown us that they are the cause of many complaints”.


Sources
British History OnLine. Willesden. Web site
Clunn. The Face of London
Field. London Place Names
Furness Road Primary School. Web site
Malthusian Herald 1891
Middlesex Churches
Mitchell and Smith. North London Line
Pevsner and Cherry.  North West London
Rebirth Tabernacle. Web site

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