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Harrow on the Hill

Church Hill Old schools . In 1572 John Lyon, a local farmer established the school, on his death management passed to a Board of Governors. Their first duty was to replace the schoolhouse. It opened in 1615. Designed by a Mr. Sly in brick it faced Church Hill, with conservative Tudor details typical of its date.  The single-schoolroom lay below rooms for head master, usher, and governors’ room with panelling of 1661. It is described as the best preserved 17th century schoolroom in the country. All the exterior features date from 1819-21, when Cockerell enlarged and embellished the original school of 1608-15 adding a library and a speech room with a modern mezzanine and plain glass balcony by Alan Irvine, 1976.    There are sculptures of Spencer Perceval, R. B. Sheridan, Byron and Cardinal Manning.  The names of boys before 1847 are carved on the oak panelling including four of Harrow's seven prime ministers. Memorial plaqu e to Lord Shaftesbury on the Speech Room wall. St Mary’s Ch

Wealdstone

Archery Close Wealdstone Little Laundry site. It was run by Miss Jayne who ran women’s recruitment into munitions work in the Great War. She also introduced American laundry technology into England. The laundry was eventually taken over by Advance. He site is now housing Barons Mead Built on the site of a depot and warehouse based in Marlborough road Byron Road 18 Harrow East Labour Party office in interesting art deco building. 18v London Kalibari in the early 1980’s a group of first generation Hindu Bengalis had no suitable facilities that met the social, cultural and spiritual needs of their community. This led to the London Kalibari organisation. In 2012, London Kalibari obtained this property for us to put our Kali, The Kalibari is kept closed except during Opening Times 10-16 Wealdstone Joinery Works. This site was originally from 1913 Westerdick’s Joinery  but they moved to Greenhill in 1920 having successfully made side cars for the military during the Great War..  It then