Northfields Avenue 1907-1913

Here’s a few more photograph comparisons of Ealing, West London, this time of Northfields Avenue. Again the old photos are from Britain in Old Photographs and the new ones I took a few weeks ago. These all show the junction of Mayfield Avenue and Northfields Avenue.


This shopping parade (above) was built in 1904 and Northfields avenue was named after the Great North Field that it was built through. It was again the arrival of the tram on the Uxbridge road that caused the area around this parade to be developed. The top photo was taken c. 1907 and the photo below c. 1913.


9 thoughts on “Northfields Avenue 1907-1913”

    1. Thanks for your comment – it certainly is changing a lot! I wanted to get these pictures before building work changes it beyond recognition!

  1. like it? I LOVE IT! being the owner of the now laundry and seeing it’s origins is absolutely amazing. do you know if the site was ever a house? or was it a part of the original shopping parade?

    a Lomax

  2. ILove it, being the owner of the laundry photographed, the comparison has made me want to restore to it original decor. do you know what was there before the shopping parade? was the site originally residential or was the shopping parade newly built?

    1. Hello! Sorry for the delay. Great to see locals rediscovering the history of the road!

      To be honest I can’t find out exactly whether the shop was originally a house when it was built – probably with a bit more local history research I could. But as the top photo was only taken three years after the parade was built, it looks to me like the road was more residential, but perhaps with some corner shops. In that picture, what was the laundry still looks like a shop of some kind – so perhaps that building always has been!

      By 1913 (the lower photo), it seems that plenty more shops have been set up in the street. So I’d guess that the laundry building is one of the oldest ones! 🙂

    1. Hi. The old photographs were taken from a book series ‘Britain in Old Photographs’, so you would have to contact the publishers Alan Sutton Publishing or Budding Books to find out where they got them from. Although I’d imagine they are in the public domain as they’re so old, but don’t quote me on that! 😛

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