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A Ramble in Metroland: Kenton and Pinner
11/08/2018 - 11/08/2018
Pinner Court

A Ramble in Metroland: Kenton and Pinner - Saturday 11th August 2018 

Led by: Robert Drake

A suburban exploration led by Bobby Drake on foot and using local buses in Kenton (morning) and Pinner (afternoon) with a focus on the 1920’s and 30’s and churches pre- and post-war including J Harold Gibbons’ St Mary, Kenton a temple of High Anglicanism (1934), Kenton Library one of the best Middlesex County Council libraries by Curtis and Burchett (1939) and St Michael and All Angels, Harrow Weald by Thomas Ford with murals by Hans Feibusch (1956). We will also look at Conservation Areas such as Northwick (LB Brent) and how they are faring (following our project on them funded by Historic England). We will then proceed to Pinner by bus, seeing Pinner Court en route one of the best surviving 1930’s blocks in North London. After lunch (find your own) in Pinner, a visit to the Heath Robinson Museum in Memorial Park opened in 2016 dedicated to one of  Pinner’s most renowned residents and his idiosyncratic cartoons and with a special exhibition ‘A Curious Turn: Automata’ (admission included), St Luke’s Catholic church, recently listed, by F X Velarde (1959) with sculpture by David John, some houses by Ernest Trobridge and Blunden Shadbolt (exteriors), ending up at Northwood Hills Station (Metropolitan line) after hopefully seeing Cachemaille Day’s last church St Edmund the King (1964), Northwood with optional visit at end to Windermere Public House, South Kenton (next to Bakerloo/Overground station) .

Meet time/place: Start point Kenton Station (Bakerloo line and Overground) at 10.00. Finish about 17.00 (Northwood Hills) or 18.00 (South Kenton). This event involves quite a bit of walking as well as travel on local buses – please bring an Oyster or debit card.

Members’ price: £20 (to include all entrance fees and donations)

Non members: £30 (to include all entrance fees and donations)


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