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Hendon

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For other places called Hendon see Hendon (disambiguation)
Hendon
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Administration
Borough:Barnet
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Middlesex
Post Office and Telephone
Post town:LONDON
Postcode:NW4
Dialling Code:020

Hendon is a former borough and ancient parish in the London Borough of Barnet.

The name means the high place or down, and Hendon's moto is Endeavour. The Burroughs is a civic centre for the London Borough of Barnet, and also the site of Middlesex University Business School. Church Farmhouse Museum, close by, is Hendon's local museum, and there is also a library. The local newspaper is The Hendon Times.

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Ignore the sign - the Claddagh Ring pub is in Church Road, Hendon somewhat more than 9 miles from Athenry. But it does point to a large Irish community in this area. The pub was originally called the Midland Arms, and was opened during the 1860s by a Mr Tasker to provide liquid refreshment for navvies working on the building of the Midland Railway, and many were no doubt Irish. The Irish connection with Hendon goes back at least to the early 19th century when many of that country came here to make the hay, for which Hendon was then famous.

A brief history

Until 1965 Hendon was a civil parish in the county of Middlesex. The manor is described in Domesday (1087), but the name is earlier, and there is even evidence of Roman settlement discovered by the Hendon and District Archaeological Society and others. The Midland Railway and the Great Northern Railways came in the 1860s, and the underground, at Golders Green at least, in 1907. Much of the area developed in to a suburb of London and now the area is mostly town with some countryside in the Mill Hill, and Edgware area. Hendon industry was mostly centred on manufacturing, and included motor and aviation works, and developed from the 1880s. In 1931 the parish of Edgware was added to Hendon, and this greater area became the Borough of Hendon in 1932. Hendon’s claim to fame is in flying and Hendon Aerodrome is now the RAF Museum. The area is closely associated with the aviator Claude Grahame-White. Another part of the Aerodrome site is the Hendon Police College, the training centre for the Metropolitan Police.

For further history of the area see Detailed histories of Hendon.

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