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Harrow has a rather interesting past that many Harrow residents aren’t aware of. For nearly 1,000 years, Harrow was a small hamlet of farms called Greenhill. It was located at the foot of Harrow hill. In 1852, there were 8 houses, 17 cottages, 1 inn (because all English hamlets need a pub), and only 141 people called Harrow home.
Harrow began to change in the 19th century, though. While many of the villages and hamlets that surrounded London began to change at this time due to the railway, Harrow is slightly different. It was actually the construction of a series of roads that connected local hamlets together. As the roads were finished, houses began to pop up, and this slowly merged the local villages within the Harrow area together.
The railway does still play a role in Harrow’s past, though. The Metropolitan line rolled into town in 1880 when the Harrow-on-the-Hill station was built, and this led to a housing boom. In just 50 years, Harrow went from having 141 residents to 4,892. These new housing developments included Pinner, Headstone, Roxborough and Wealdstone. They quickly engulfed the small hamlet of Greenhill, and soon the area became known to Londoners as Harrow.
Harrow is home to the oldest, still surviving skate park in the UK. It first opened to the public in July 1978 and dates back to the very roots of British skateboarding. The skate park is heavily based on the California surf style of skateboarding, which was incredibly popular at the time of its construction.
If you would like to give Harrow skate park a visit, or if you fancy trying your hand at skateboarding, it is located next to Harrow Leisure Centre and is just a short walk from Harrow and Wealdstone Station, which also played a vital role in the town growth.
Lots of famous people who have lived or were born in Harrow and the surrounding suburbs over the years. One of the most famous being Elton John. Elton John was born in Pinner in 1947 and spent much of his life in the local area, even having a few of his early gigs in the area.
Harrow’s musical connection doesn’t stop there, though. Tom Fletcher from the band Mcfly also grew up in Harrow. The band members of JLS were all from Harrow and the surrounding areas. Matt Lucas, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Andre, Vivienne Westwood and Dev Patel also all have links to Harrow. So, Harrow has certainly had some very creative residents throughout the years.
Harrow has a history much like many other villages or hamlets on the outskirts of London. For thousands of years, it was a quiet, sleepy place on the outskirts of the most important city in the United Kingdom. And then, one day, the railway came to town and everything changed forever. Thanks to the railway coming to Harrow, we have seen some of the most famous fashion designers, singers, actors and even skateboarders come through this amazing place of culture.