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Paul Shepherd
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Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
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Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

Maria Russ
Maria Russ   
Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
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Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage.
Still have mum’s bus badge.

Happy times they were.

Julia elsdon
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Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


David Jones-Parry
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Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

Debbie hobbs
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Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
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Post by Debbie hobbs : Raymede Street, W10

I SUPPLIED THE PICTURE ABOVE GIVEN TO TOM VAGUE TO PASS ON... ITS DATE IS C1906 ..IN THE DISTANCE IS RACKHAM STREET WITH ITS MISSION HALL, HEWER STREET TO THE RIGHT

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   
IP: 86.152.78.135
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

Brenda Jackson
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Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
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Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak

Christine Lampard showcases her bump in a black dress in London


She claims she is keeping the sex of her unborn baby a surprise. And Christine Lampard displayed her blossoming bump in a form-fitting black knee-length dress as she took her dog Minnie for a stroll.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5980013/Christine-Lampard-showcases-blossoming-bump-figure-hugging-black-dress.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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It was an edgy part of London, a hipster heaven for artists and clubbers. Now big money is moving in and taking overIt is the home of hipsterism, the birthplace of a thousand bushy beards, but has Shoreditch outgrown its cool? Has it become an urban victim of its commercial success? It’s a familiar cycle: a neglected inner city neighbourhood is colonised by artists, a cafe culture flourishes, new businesses move in, then rents go up, and the original inhabitants who gave the place its character are priced out of the area.This week sees the closure of the Red Gallery, the idiosyncratic event space, and its sister establishment, the symbolically titled pop-up food and music venue, Last Days of Shoreditch. They are to be cleared away for the construction of an 18-storey, 300-bed hotel by upmarket chain Art’otel, by the multinational Park P

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Vogue Williams bares her huge baby bump in a skimpy T-shirt in London


The Irish presenter, 32, proudly displayed her blossoming baby bump as she took a casual stroll through a sun-drenched London with adorable pooch Winston on Saturday.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5977335/Vogue-Williams-bares-huge-baby-bump-skimpy-white-T-shirt-sports-bra-London.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Bell factory that made Big Ben opens to public for one night only
Bell factory that made Big Ben opens to public for one night only

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/21/bell-factory-that-made-big-ben-opens-to-public-for-one-night-only

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Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves shows weight loss in floral suit


Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves shows weight loss in floral suit


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5973951/Human-Ken-Doll-Rodrigo-Alves-shows-1-5-stone-weight-loss-floral-suit.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Weak pound helps lure record number of overseas visitors to UK
Weak pound helps lure record number of overseas visitors to UK

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/20/weak-pound-helps-lure-record-number-of-overseas-visitors-to-uk

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Treherne House
Treherne House was built in the mid eighteenth century,

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=2411

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Labour Keith Vaz being investigated for links with male prostitutes


The investigation into Labour MP Keith Vaz is officially on hold nearly two years after a newspaper exposed his involvement with male prostitutes because of undefined medical problems.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5972667/Labour-MP-Keith-Vaz-investigation-involvement-male-prostitutes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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VIEW THE BRONDESBURY PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE BRONDESBURY PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BRONDESBURY PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE BRONDESBURY PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE BRONDESBURY PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Brondesbury Park

Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.

Brondesbury Park the suburb is centred on the railway station of the same name. It has a number of open spaces, such as Queen's Park and Tiverton Green.

The area was rural until the coming of the railway. The Hampstead Junction Railway route between Willesden Junction (Low Level) and Camden Road (via Gospel Oak) opened in 1860, but at first there were no stations west of Brondesbury. The line was absorbed by the London and North Western Railway in 1867, but it was not until 1 June 1908 that a station at Brondesbury Park was opened.

But already by 1887, Salusbury Road, running parallel to the Edgware Road, joined Kilburn to Brondesbury and Willesden Green. The whole of the Church Commissioners' estate east of Salusbury Road and south of the L. & N.W.R. was built on and there were patches of building and a complete street layout on the Kilburn Park estate to the south. North of the L. & N.W.R. line the street plan was laid out as far as Victoria Road and building was complete on the former Tanners Mead (north of Kilburn Lane and west of Edgware Road) and Elm Lodge estate. There was some building on both sides of the Hampstead Junction line. The rest of the area between the Hampstead Junction line and Willesden Lane was built up during the late 1880s. South of Willesden Lane building stretched westward to Paddington cemetery and along Brondesbury Road as far as Salusbury Road by 1896. Most of the Kilburn Park estate was built up, and south of the L. & N.W.R. building stretched westward to merge with Kensal Green.

Brondesbury along with Brondesbury Park attracted a lot of Irish immigrants and then, after the 1930s, many German Jewish people. Willesden as a whole had 3.5 per cent of the population born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria in 1951, a lot of these in Brondesbury Park.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show:   Washout summers are not only a modern phenomenon
1950 to 1963 at 3 woodnook road, sw16:   house with gas mantles, kitchen range, bread and milk delivered by horse drawn vans.
Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra Schools:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Ark Franklin Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Beethoven Street School:   Beethoven Street School was opened in 1881 to serve the community of the newly-built Queen's Park Estate.
Brondesbury College:   Brondesbury College for Boys is a selective independent school for boys.
Brondesbury College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Brondesbury Park:   Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.
Chamberlayne Farm:   Chamberlain (Wood) Farm developed out of the manor of Chambers, named after Richard de Camera, an early 13th century cleric.
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Gaumont State:   The Gaumont State Cinema is a Grade II listed Art Deco theatre. While it still exists, it is no longer a cinema.
Gesher Primary Special School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
Hampstead School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hope Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Islamia Primary School:   Islamia Primary School is a voluntary aided primary, Islamic faith school.
Islamia School for Girls’:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Kilburn:   Kilburn is an area which straddles both sides of the Edgware Road (Kilburn High Road).
Kilburn Lane Farm:   A farm existed in Kilburn Lane until the 1860s, by which time it had been disrupted by the railway line.
Lancefield Coachworks:   Lancefield Coachworks was a builder of bespoke bodies for expensive car chassis always introducing sporting elements into designs.
London General Omnibus Depot:   The London General Omnibus Company commenced services to Regent Street from the Crown, Cricklewood in 1883, in 1899 opening a bus garage.
Malorees Junior School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Marylebone Boys’ School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
North West London Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Queen's Park:   Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.
Queens Park Community School:   Queens Park Community School (commonly abbreviated to QPCS) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
Queens Park Community School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Queen’s Park:   
Salusbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Selby Square, W10:   Selby Square is a walkway in the Queen’s Park Estate
The Mulberry House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Underground Map:   The Underground Map is a project which is creating a history website for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Wilberforce Primary:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Lothrop Street (1907):   2015
Rural Brondesbury (1894):   This photo says that it depicts the field where Mapesbury, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Exeter Roads are now situated.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Addison Court, NW6 · Aldershot Road, NW6 · Algernon Road, NW6 · Allington Road, NW6 · Allington Road, W10 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Athelstan Gardens, NW6 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · Banister Road, W10 · Beethoven Street, W10 · Bembridge Close, NW6 · Bravington Road, W9 · Brondesbury Park, NW6 · Brondesbury Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Villas, NW6 · Brooklands Court, NW6 · Brooksville Avenue, NW6 · Bruckner Street, W10 · Brunel Mews, W10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Carlisle Road, NW6 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Cavendish Road, NW6 · Charteris Road, NW6 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Chevening Road, NW6 · Chichele Road, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW6 · Christchurch Court, NW6 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Claremont Road, W10 · Claremont Road, W9 · Clarence Road, NW6 · Clement Close, NW6 · College Parade, NW6 · College Yard, NW6 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Coverdale Road, NW6 · Creighton Road, NW6 · Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 · Dart Street, W10 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Deerhurst Road, NW6 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Douglas Road, NW6 · Dowland Street, W10 · Dudley Road, NW6 · Dunmore Road, NW6 · Dyne Road, NW6 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Esmond Road, NW6 · Exeter Parade, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW6 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Forest Close, NW6 · Glengall Road, NW6 · Hartland Road, NW6 · Harvist Road, NW10 · Harvist Road, NW6 · Hazelmere Road, NW6 · Herries Street, W10 · Honiton Road, NW6 · Hopefield Avenue, NW6 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Hoveden Road, NW2 · Howard Road, NW2 · John Fearon Walk, W10 · Kempe Road, NW10 · Kempe Road, NW6 · Kendal Court, NW2 · Kenilworth Road, NW6 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Kilburn Lane, W10 · Kilburn Lane, W9 · Kimberley Road, NW6 · Kingscroft Road, NW2 · Kingsley Road, NW6 · Kingswood Avenue, NW6 · Landau House, NW2 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Lincoln Mews, NW6 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Lothrop Street, W10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Lynton Road, NW6 · Mallard Close, NW6 · Manor House Drive, NW6 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW6 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Marne Street, W10 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Milman Road, NW6 · Minster Road, NW2 · Montrose Avenue, NW6 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Mowbray Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Nutbourne Street, W10 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Oliphant Street, W10 · Onslow Close, W10 · Park Mews, W10 · Parry Road, W10 · Peach Road, W10 · Pember Road, NW10 · Peploe Road, NW6 · Petrie Close, NW2 · Plympton Avenue, NW6 · Plympton Road, NW6 · Priory Park Road, NW6 · Radnor Road, NW6 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Saint Cuthberts Road, NW2 · Salusbury Road, NW6 · Severn Avenue, W10 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Shoot Up Hill, NW2 · Shoot-up Hill, NW2 · Sixth Avenue, W10 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · St Cuthbert?s Road, NW2 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Hildas Close, NW6 · St Julians Road, NW6 · St Laurence Close, NW6 · St Laurences Close, NW6 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · Stansbury Square, W10 · Summerfield Avenue, NW6 · Summit Court, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Symphony Mews, W10 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · Tennyson Road, NW6 · The Avenue, NW6 · The Broadway, NW2 · The Quadrant, NW6 · The Quadrant, W10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Tolhurst Drive, W10 · Torbay Road, NW6 · Victoria Mews, NW6 · Victoria Road, NW6 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Willesden Court, S43 · Willesden Lane, NW6 · Winchester Avenue, NW6 · Windermere Avenue, NW6 · Woodville Road, NW6 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·
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Maps


Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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