TQ1385 : Northolt Recreation Ground

near to Northolt, Ealing, Great Britain

Northolt Recreation Ground
Northolt Recreation Ground
The blue buildings are the children's play centre in the north side of the Recreation Ground off Newmarket Avenue. The Recreation Ground has an interesting history insofar as it started life in 1929 as Northolt Racecourse specializing in the then new sport of pony racing. Extensive cantilever stands were built, and other facilities added during the 1930s included an electric totalizator, a totalizator stand, and an artificial watering system for softening the course. For a time the track was extremely popular, but racing ceased just after the outbreak of the Second World War, and the racecourse was taken over as an ordnance depot. Plans to re-open the racecourse after the war did not come to fruition, and much of it was eventually built over with housing, leaving only today's Recreation Ground. However the racing connection is remembered by some of the local road names such as Newmarket, Ascot, Kempton, Cheltenham, etc..
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Wednesday, 22 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 132 851 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.2064N 0:22.1194W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 133 851
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