Map |

Music | Matrimonials | Sports | Learn Punjabi



Northcote Ward

Approximately that area bounded in the north by Cranleigh Gardens, west to the Borough boundary, south by the Broadway and east by North Road. A quick glance at the names in this ward reveals subjects appertaining to periods in English history, explorers and a certain number of literary persons.

Northcote Avenue
Named after Northcote, one of the three villages which comprised Southall in its early days, built around the area surrounding the cattle market. Gives its name to the ward. A group of roads reflect periods in English history.

Saxon Road
These were a Teutonic group of races who lived in what is now Schleswig-Holstein. They eventually crossed to England and settled here, influenced development of England in race and language.

Viking Road
Named after the Scandinavian adventurers who plundered the coasts of Europe and the British Isles during the period from the 8th to the 10th centuries.

Dane Road
Contemporary with the Vikings, they were also Scandinavians. They plundered and burnt many towns including Wareham in Dorset.

Alfred Gardens
It is possible that this road was named after King Alfred, famous as the burner of cakes. He was King of England from 871-901 and was the first king to organise some form of navy. He is buried at Winchester where a significantstatue of him can be seen.

Norman Avenue
After the Normans who invaded England in 1066. The Normans were great builders of castles and churches. William surveyed the kingdom and the results arepreserved in the Domesday Book now in the Public Record Office.

Lancaster Road
After the family that provided Kings of England. From 1399 to 1461. The Red Rose was their symbol.

Tudor Road
From the Tudor monarchs 1485 - 1603, founded by a Welshman Owen Tudor. Many Welshmen came to Southall in the depression in 1931.

Alexandra Avenue
This must be after the Queen of Edward VII. Born in Copenhagen in 1844 she was married to the Prince of Wales, 1863. For 38 years she was Princess of Wales, 9 years {queen and IS years Queen Mother. She died in 192S. A day in June is kept as Alexandra Day to commemorate the day she landed in England. Proceeds go to hospitals.

St. Georges Avenue
From the patron saint of England and Portugal. Commemorated on April 23rd.

Lady Margaret Road
Named after the Countess of Jersey 1874-1908.

Greenford Avenue
Greenford appears on Saxton'smap of 1575. Rural district up to 40 years ago. The road from the Iron Bridge to Harrow ran through Greenford and it must have been a pleasant ride, there are still braces in parts of Oldfield Lane.

Meadow Road
Just under half a century ago there were plenty of meadows near North Road School to justify the name of this road. Sparrow farm was nearby and the Green outside Grove House was part of the farm.

East, South, West and North Avenue
These are purely directional but it is to be noticed that the avenues do not follow the cardinal points of the compass, as for example, in Wareham in Dorset.

Livingstone Road
After David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and braveller. Born in 1813 he worked in a cotton mill as a child and managed to save enough money to obtain some education and to graduate in medicine at Glasgow University. In 1840 under the auspices of the London Missionary Society he went to South Africa. In 1849 he began his explorations, travelling up the Zambesi and discovering the Victoria Falls. He died in 1873 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Stanley Road
After Sir Henry Morton Stanley, explorer of Africa. He was born in Wales in 1841 and in 1867 became special correspondant of the New York Herald and mde his famous journey in search of Livingstone in 1871-72. He died in 1904.

Shackleton Road
Takes its name from Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton who accompanied Scott on his Antarctic expedition of 1901-04. In 1921 he made another attempt to cross the Antarctic but died en-route in January 1922.

Ruskin Road
From John Ruskin, English art critic and philosopher; and he was acknowledged to be one of the greatest thinkers of the time. (1819-1900).

Shelley Crescent
Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) one of the most brilliant poets of the 19th century, renowned for the daring and unorthodox opinions which he held. His 'Adonais' was a splendid tribute to the genius of Keats.

Carlyle Avenue
Thomas(1795-1881) was educated at Edinburgh University,and after settling in London in 1824 began the career of a serious man of letters. His 'French Revolution' was a work of noble conception.

Thurston Road
From Ernest Temple Thurston, English novelist and playwright, born 1879.

Evelyn Grove
John Evelyn, English diarist born in 1620 and educated at Balliol 'College, Oxford. His many friends, his wide knowledge made his diary one of the outstanding of its kind concerning the life of his time. It was discovered in an old clothes basket at Wotton House, near Dorking in 1817. He died in 1706 so it had lain there for 111 years!


Gurdwaras in U.K.

- London
- North East England
- North West England
- South East England
- South West England           
- English East Midlands
- English West Midlands
- Sikh Organisations in U.K.


- Accountants and Financial Advisors
- Builders Merchants and Construction
- Clubs Associations and Institutes
- Communication and Mobile Companies
- Computer Consultants
- Computer Services
- Computing Internet Web Services
- Importing/Exporting
- Internet Services
- Property


- Nursery Schools Only
- Nursery & Infants Schools
- Junior Schools Only
- Primary Schools
- High Schools
- High Schools with 6th Form
- 6th Form Colleges & FE Colleges

About Southall

- Southall, the mini Punjab
- Northcote ward
- Dormers Wells ward
- Norwood Green ward
- Glebe ward
- Waxlow ward
- Hambrough ward


- ABC of Bhangra
- List of South Asian Disc Jockeys in UK

Southall Pictures

With its popcorn stand and a street trader outside Little Indian is, as they claim, a home away from home for many Indians more pictures...


- Asian Sports Personality Of The Year
- The Sikh Union


[ Back to Southall history ]


[ Back to Southall index ] [ Back to index ]