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Unfortunately my dad (Syd Dean) who ran this site passed away on 10th June 2019, so there will not be any more updates to the website. I will be leaving the sites running as long as i can for people to look through the photos and stories on here. Hope you have all enjoyed the website over the years and it's brought back good memories for you all. Rob Dean

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If you are thinking of getting one of my Books for a Christmas Present for yourself or Relative or Friend then would you please try to let me know as soon as possible as already I am starting to build up a list of people who are waiting for a book, espesially it seems for this one and the Eastcote Lane School Book

'The Early Years Continued'






Local author and historian Syd Dean
A library marked its 60th birthday with an event celebrating the history of Roxeth and South Harrow.
Six decades on from its opening ceremony on March 22, 1954, Roxeth Library in Northolt Road, marked its anniversary with an appearance from local author and historian Syd Dean.
After showing a short DVD looking at Roxeth and South Harrow now and then, Mr Dean spoke affectionately about his memories of growing up in the area before taking questions and memories from the audience.
Before Roxeth library was set up, South Harrow residents were reliant on shops to lend books for a small charge – something Mr Dean said he did regularly.
Now Roxeth's is one of ten libraries in Harrow and Mr Dean hopes people will continue to make use of the excellent facilities available.
“I don’t think people use the library as much as they could. I think it’d be really nice if more young people came in and used the library,” he said.
“Unfortunately, it’s one of those things, with technology now; they’re sitting at home playing video games.”
Organiser Joanne Payne, service development specialist for Harrow Libraries said: “I was really pleased with the turnout.
“It was brilliant to see so many local residents coming along, sharing their memories and enjoying the talk.”
The memories event was part of a two-day celebration and on Saturday, exactly 60 years since the library first opened its doors to the public, it hosted a free craft event, in which children and families were invited tocreate a mosaic to help the library celebrate its Birthday

Why not treat yourself or a Relative or Friend to a nice book
They make very interesting reading if you live or lived in the
Roxeth, South Harrow or Rayners Lane areas.                     

Eastcote Lane/Roxeth Manor School:
‘The Early Years Continued’
A  History of the school 1933-1985 & People’s Memories
Also contains a Pull-Out of all Senior Boys & Teachers Easter 1950    
By Syd Dean 

‘South Harrow THEN and NOW’
A History of the area with over 400 Pictures showing how it was and is now
By Syd Dean with the collaboration of Ian Jones and Paul Turner Photographer

 ‘Remember When’
A Book consisting of People’s Memories with pictures.
By Syd Dean

‘Forgotten Memories’
By Syd Dean
I was asked to write this book so people who
had read ‘Remember When’ could have their
memories in print as well.

All of these Books are Printed, Produced and Published by Syd Dean on a Non-Profit Basis for the benefit of both past and present Residents of the area.


All the above books are for sale
on a Non-Profit Basis.

For the benefit of Residents
Past and Present of the Area


Joy & I offer a very gratefull thank you to all you lovely people who have purchased our books in the past
My Regards to you all. Syd Dean.

Email syd@eastcotelane.co.uk



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