Northolt Park Northolt Park racecourse was built on from the mid 1950s.                  St Marys Church and Village Green         
Views around and about the Middlesex village
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Northolt Halt
Picture taken in 1907 full name of station Northolt (for West End) Halt was in use until 1948 when the GWR Push and Pull service from West Ealing was curtailed by the extension of the London Transport’s Central Line to Ruislip.
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Arterial Road
The Western Avenue A40 bypassing Northolt Village circa 1940.  Note: No traffic, no lane markings, no crash barriers, just a grass verge, footpath and fields!
Old Hostelries Memories of ‘exercising elbows’ by drinking in Northolt pubs of old.
Plough images Facebook
Around the corner from Northolt Park Chilltern rail station once stood the Swan Pub on Petts Hill.
Between the Swan and the petrol station stands 2 shops, one used to be the off-licence and the other a wonderful traditional sweet shop which may have been called the Cabin.
The Swan aka Oast House
The original Swan Pub later had an extension built by restaurant chain of an Oast house feature and was renamed accordingly.  The Oast House went into decline and the site was eventually redeveloped into a gated community of luxury apartments.  
Typical    style    of    family    social    housing    on    the Racecourse   Estate   in   the   50s.    Note   only   3   cars in Kempton Avenue!    
(Photo Museum of London) Click for Whittaker Text
The 14 storey flats, later named Churchill Court, being built on Newmarket Avenue. 
With   very   little   traffic   as   kids   we   were   able   to   play   out   in   the   street.      We   had   a great time building trolleys out of old pram wheels.
... and after completion. 
The     Northolt     Village     Memorial     Hall.  Originally   a   school,   now   owned   by   the   War Memorial   Hall   &   Village   Greens   Trust   and scene   of   many   a   church,   family   and   public events.    Recently   fully   renovated,   the   hall has   also   previously   been   used   for   council activities and as a children's nursery.  
Northolt   Village   Green   Willow   Cottages   in   a   beautiful   seasonal   garden   setting.    Now uninhabited   and   owned   by   the   same Trust   as   the   Memorial   Hall,   but   once   reputed   to have   housed   a   family   of   16.    They   were   built   to   house   workers   from   a   moated manor   house,   excavations   of   which   are   behind   St   Mary’s   church.      The   Willow Cottages   are   currently   used   as   storage   in   connection   with   maintenance   of   the garden. 
140 Bus adjacent to Northolt Station (Facebook)
School Day Memories and Islip Manor They   say   that   nobody   forgets   their   school   years   and   mine   were   enjoyable although the best years of my life really started after I left in 1962.  My   main   school   was   Vincent   Secondary   Modern   School   (aka.   Northolt   High School) off Eastcote Lane.
Having   moved   to   Kempton   Avenue   in   the   mid-50s,   my   first   school   was   Islip Manor   Juniors.      I   don’t   remember   much   about   it   except   it   was   at   the   end   of   a long   drive   (I   think   now   called   Priors   Farm   Lane)   and   that   those   days   seemed both long and mostly sunny.  Playtimes were filled with fun and games.
     Vincent Main Gate (Google Maps) Click image for Link to Vincent School
  Photos: Google images and   Stannswell-Weebly (click link)
 Miggies (Marbles), Skipping, Five Stones (Jacks), Cigarette Cards, Two Balls (Juggling), Hand Stands, etc.
The   grandstands   stood   in   ruins   during   the   first   stages   of   the   development   of the   'Racecourse   Estate'.      The   ruins   were   guarded   by   a   night   watchman,   but   it didn’t   deter   us   kids   from   returning   to   fish   for   newts   in   the   flooded   basements.     Other wildlife in those days included Skylarks and Hedgehogs. Subsequently the main grandstand was re-erected at Brands Hatch.   There   was   a   refuse   mound   left   over   from   military   occupation   which   was known   locally   as   the   ‘Black   Hill’   and   used   by   children   for   recreation.      Fun   was also   had   making   camps   in   the   summer   on   the   undeveloped   field   or   floating ‘boats’   of   scaffolding   planks   in   the   flooded   foundations   for   the   new   houses after rainy days.
Local Characters Who Lived in Northolt
    Haydock Green Shops (Images: Google Street View)
            Lentil Man Stanley Green (Link Wikipedia)
The old Scout Hut Eskdale Avenue
Remembering   the   Cabin   sweet   shop,   Haydock   Green, on   the   way   to   school   in   the   late   1950s   there   used   to   be a   lovely   old   man   outside   who   always   wore   big   black wellingtons.      I   think   as   kids   we   used   to   call   him   Bill.   He had    a    dishevelled    look    with    a    weathered,    stubbled, face with a gurneyesque toothless smile.
Another   person   was   the   ‘Lentil   Man’,   Stanley   Green, with   his   placard   message   about   Protein   Wisdom   who often    frequented    South    Harrow    before    he    became famous   in   Oxford   Street.      He   also   lived   in   Haydock Green and commuted to London
I   also   remember   the   popular   Father   Bernard (?)    Isley,   for   several   years dedicated   Vicar   of   St   Marys   Church,   Northolt   Village.      He   took   pride   in   his calling   and   could   often   be   found   tending   the   graveyard   cutting   the   grass.     At   that   time   I   went   to   a   Church   meeting   at   a   house   in   Eskdale Avenue,   not far   from   Eskdale   Community   Hall   which   once   stood   where   the   apartments are   now   to   the   left   of   the   old   Scout   Hut   (now   a   pre-school   nursery) .     At   the   other end of Eskdale Avenue lived an artisan wig-maker.
I     do     remember     being     bussed     some distance   to   the   swimming   baths   and   a   bully pushing    me    under    the    water    during    the lesson    then    being    afraid    of    water    ever since.
I   also   remember   enduring   a   clinic   held   in   an   old   manor house   within   Islip   Manor   Park,   but   I   can’t   fully   remember what      the      visits   were   for   because   our   family      doctor   was     Dr   Foot   in   Doncaster   Drive.      Maybe   it   was   for   a   dentist, polio injections, or such like.
Ealing Baths (Photo: Wakefields)
The   present   Manor   House   in   Ealing   Road   is   used as   Northolt   Village   Community   Centre   run   by   Ealing Council    and    is    home    to    educational,    social    and recreational   groups.  These   include   the   local   model railway   club   ( photo   on   left   from   1970s ).      Events   are   held including    an    annual    open    day    with    exhibition    of railway layouts.  
“The     White     Church     on     the     Hill”.         A Timeless    scene    a    short    walk    from    the bussle    of    Northolt    underground    station.  The    grounds    and    graveyard        recovered after   the   1987   gales   in   which   mature   trees were brought down.
Known   for   its   RAF   Base,   more   recently   for   Northolt   High   School   starring   in   BBC’s   The Choir   in   2006,   and   the   Domesday   Book   named   Northala   fields   which   took   spoil   from the Wembley Stadium redevelopment, let us take a brief look at it’s heritage
The   Plough   pub   with   a   thatched   roof   just   a stones    throw    from    Northolt    Green    Clock    in Mandeville   Road.      It   caught   fire   circa   2009   and Fullers   sold   the   site   for   development   into   flats and retail.
Model of King James 1 Loco
Northolt Park Racecourse Gates
Memories of Junior School games.