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Ten years ago today I created the 219th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.
Had you been standing in this position in 1914 you would have been on a track that led to a building that stood across it, around 25m in the distance, a farm building, possibly the farmhouse itself or the barn. It took up the same footprint as a pair of semi-detached houses and their gardens. The track passed through it under an arch, past the current location of homes on the south side of Oakwood Crescent and onto other smaller buildings that stood where that street turns a corner.
According to the 1881 census records, there were five Italian agricultural labourers living and working here, who came from Reggio and Parma. The buildings seem to have disappeared by the 1920s when the land became part of a golf course but development of this section seems to have taken place by the 1940s.
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