College Road, NW10

Road in/near Kensal Rise, existing between 1880 and now

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College Road was named after All Soul’s Collage in Oxford which owned the land that the street was built upon.

In 1880, All Souls College started to develop its lands north west of Kilburn Lane, including All Souls Avenue and College Road, with adjacent roads being named after leading Fellows of the college.

North of the railway, the road was bordered by allotments to the west and sporting fields to the east.

Kensal Rise was affected by the building slump of the decade before the First World War. In 1910 Langler and Pinkham, who operated from Mortimer Works in Kensal Rise, said that they had not built a house for four years, being unable to let plots.

In 1906 a building agreement for College Road to extend northwards was cancelled. Between 1904 and 1914 only 19 new houses were built on the All Souls estate at Kensal Rise.

But by 1920 building was continuous on the All Souls estate between Kensal Green and Harlesden.

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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

Ian Gammons
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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.

Paul Shepherd
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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.

David Jones-Parry
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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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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.

David Jones-Parry
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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

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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction

Barratt Developments has said it will pay for backdated and future fire safety costs to make the Citiscape housing complex in Croydon safe, the MHCLG said.


Barratt Developments has said it will pay for backdated and future fire safety costs to make the Citiscape housing complex in Croydon safe, the MHCLG said.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5641209/Residents-private-flats-Grenfell-Tower-style-cladding-avoid-2million-bill.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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In the 25 years since Stephen Lawrence’s death, has Eltham changed?
In the 25 years since Stephen Lawrence’s death, has Eltham changed?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/21/stephen-lawrence-25-years-eltham-changed

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Memories still painful 25 years after Stephen Lawrence murder
The south-east London suburb of Eltham has struggled to shake off a reputation for racismLife continues near the unobtrusive granite plaque which marks the spot where Stephen Lawrence died, 25 years ago on Sunday. A woman pushes a pram, cars and buses rumble along, people wait at a bus stop perhaps unaware that this is the place where the aspiring architect was set upon by a gang of racists and stabbed to death.The murder of the 18-year-old on Well Hall Road in Eltham, south-east London, left an indelible mark on British society, forcing the country to face up to endemic racism which resulted in two men being convicted for his murder but only 18 years later and after a change in the law. But now, a quarter of a century after Stephen was killed, those who have watched the repercu

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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction

London garden sees gardener transform bushes into elephants


Tim Bushe, 64, is behind the brilliant garden art appearing around London as the topiarist attempts to make money for charity. The father-of-three discovered his talent in his own garden.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5638121/Elephants-invade-North-London-garden-topiarist-transforms-boring-bushes-brilliant-artwork.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Millwall 0-3 Fulham
Fulham produce a devastating second-half display to win at in-form Millwall and move back up to second in the table.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43748344

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Chingford fire: female resident dies in blaze at care home
Local MP Iain Duncan Smith urges full investigation after incident in north-east London A female resident has died in a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities.More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at the flats in Chingford, north-east London, just before 2.15am on Friday. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/20/chingford-fire-woman-dies-in-blaze-at-block-of-flats

VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1750s
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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 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Burrows Road, 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 · Holland Road, NW10 · Irwin 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 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Napier Road, NW10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Purves 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 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 · Wrottesley Road, NW10 ·

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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
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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
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Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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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.
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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
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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