Hidden History 379-381 High Road

Brent Mencap, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran a project to uncover the history of our building on Willesden High Road. The project ran for a year to September 2018 and has ended now.

These are the original building plans for the two Victorian Houses

These are the pages from the censuses showing who lived here in 1891, 1901 and 1911. 


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This is a photo of our building in 1961 when it was just about to re-open as the Willesden Green Senior Club.


This booklet tells  the story of our building through time

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Oral History Interviews.

People told us their memories of the building for the history project.

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Shirley Bickers Interview:


Rob Bailey Interview:


Hidden History End-of-Project Celebration Event on 15.9.18

On 15th September we had an event to celebrate 100 years of the building being a community resource and to congratulate the volunteers and everyone who had helped with the Hidden History Project. The Mayor of Brent attended and we had a big cake. There were talks and workshops. People had guided tours of the building to find out about the history of each room. We looked at historic documents we had found and we also handled Victorian objects. Here are some photos of the day.

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Willesden Green Senior Club Blue Plaque Mother of Elizabeth Povey Blue Plaque
Frederick Evans Blue Plaque


Please visit this page again as we will be adding more information about the history of the building.


This heritage project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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