Welcome to Cricklewood
A significant boost to Cricklewood in these difficult times is the unveiling of a sign painted on the railway bridge outside the station to offer a welcoming entrance to the town announcing Cricklewood as a place in its own right.
This is the second project delivered by NorthWestTWO Residents’ Association thanks to funding from the GTR Passenger Benefit Fund. Just before lockdown a mural commemorating the early days of civil aviation when you could fly from Cricklewood to Paris in a converted WW1 bomber was launched at Cricklewood Station.
A further project will be a series of Panels located in the Passenger Waiting area recognising the interesting industrial history of Cricklewood including the aeronautics, railways, the range of factories and the importance of Clitterhouse Farm, home to a well known suffragette, and the Crown Public House.
NorthWestTwo Residents’ Association Secretary Marie Hancock said: “The concerted effort catalysed through the GTR Passenger Benefit Fund has been welcomed locally in a place trisected by three local authorities. The new signage is a marker for the Station and Town Centre and puts Cricklewood on the map”.
The bridge was where well-known local business advertised – particularly Smiths Industries in the 60s.
The project was kindly funded by GTR Passenger Benefit Fund and delivered by NorthWestTWO RA in partnership with Network Rail, Wood Street Walls, Tate Technical, Barnet Council, Conway Aecom, B&Q and Dutch and Dutch.