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Road in/near Kensal Rise

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Bathurst Gardens, NW10 is an east-west road connecting the junction of All Souls Avenue with College Road.

Built at the turn of the twentieth century, it was partly built over the site of the Kensal Green allotments and from the College Road end followed one of the pasts through the allotments.

There was a library in the street which was originally a reading room opened by Mark Twain on 27 September 1900. At the ceremony, Mark Twain gave the Library Committee Chairman five of his books and a signed photograph. By 1904 money from the Andrew Carnegie Trust allowed a proper library to be opened on a site donated by All Souls College. In 1994, the interior was refurbished in a Neo-Edwardian style but the library has now closed.

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William Salter
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Post by William Salter: Wedlake Street Baths

The baths and the half penny steps can be seen in the 1962 film the Traitors

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Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10

Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!


Norman Norrington
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Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10

In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.

I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.

Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.

I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.

Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.

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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.

BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
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Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10

I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:


https://northkensingtonhistories.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/maxilla-gardens/

Best wishes to all.

Brian

Maria Russ
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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.

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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

Susan Wright
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

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TOWIE’s Megan McKenna announced as support act for Michael Bublé


She’s been working hard on her singing career, leaving her reality TV past behind.


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UK’s Alys Tomlinson named photographer of year at Sony awards

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Residents consider class action over Grenfell-style cladding
Fire wardens are on watch after Grenfell-style cladding was found at New Capital Quay in Greenwich.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43799500

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London’s skyline soars with record 510 tall buildings in pipeline
Construction has begun on cluster of skyscrapers that will transform city over next decadeLondon’s skyline is to be transformed over the next decade with a record 510 tall towers, more than 20 storeys high, planned or under construction. The total is up from 455 towers in the pipeline in 2016, according to research from the industry forum New London Architecture (NLA) and real estate consultancy GL Hearn. Construction has started on 115 towers, also a record. Over the past two years, work started on more projects than in the preceding five years combined. Continue reading...

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Gang jailed for Heathrow Airport drug smuggling
Gang jailed for Heathrow Airport drug smuggling

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Stephen Lawrence: officer who allegedly spied on family named
Public inquiry into spying identifies undercover police officer identified as David Hagan An undercover police officer accused of spying on the family of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has been officially identified as David Hagan.He is a key figure in the controversy over the use of police spies to gather information about the Lawrence family while they were trying to persuade the police to properly investigate their son’s racist murder. Related: Stephen Lawrence 25 years on: ’It was the moment we lost trust in the system’ Related: Stephen Lawrence’s family criticise police over alleged spy plot Continue reading...


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Two Men Plead Not Guilty to Murder of Model Harry Uzoka
While third man, George Koh did not enter plea to charge of murder at Old Oak Road

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First Act Announced for This Year’s Bushstock Festival
Tickets available to see shows in June headlined by Aurora

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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1860s
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Kensal Rise

Former location of the National Athletic Grounds

Kensal Rise railway station opened in 1873 as Kensal Green, replacing Kensal Green & Harlesden railway station which opened in 1861 at the crossing of Green Lane (later Wrottesley Road), lying in between the present station and Willesden Junction. The present station was renamed Kensal Rise in 1890.

The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same district, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and railway stations.

Roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise. These boundaries are by no means fixed however and some residents are known to use both terms with little regard for geographical accuracy.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal Rise:   Former location of the National Athletic Grounds
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Harrow Road, Kensal Green (1900s):   The corner of Ravensworth Road and Harrow Road in NW10.
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Alma Place, NW10 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Cross Way, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Earlsmead Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Felixstowe Road, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Furness Road, NW10 · Greyhound Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Hazel Road, NW10 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Holberton Gardens, NW10 · Holland Road, NW10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Kenmont Gardens, NW10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lushington Road, NW10 · Marian Way, NW10 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Napier Road, NW10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Plough Close, NW10 · Ponsard Road, NW10 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Ravensworth Road, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, BR3 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Trenmar Gardens, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 · Wrottesley Road, NW10 ·

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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 Ealing and Acton (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 covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith 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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