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John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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Iain McNicol resigns: Labour Party general secretary quits to 'pursue new challenges'
Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol is standing down as Jeremy Corbyn tightened his grip on the party.

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Brexit latest: Donald Tusk slams fresh UK plans as 'pure illusion'
The UK's latest plans for Brexit, thrashed out this week by key Cabinet ministers, are "pure illusion", Donald Tusk has claimed.

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Are these yours? Police look to reunite owners with jewellery and antiques believed stolen in burglaries
Police want to reunite jewellery and antiques believed stolen in burglaries with their rightful owners.

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Janet Street-Porter reviews Chimichurris: It's nice to eat somewhere that's not trying to be trendy
Ambience: 4/5

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Deliveroo is giving away 5,000 cupcakes
To celebrate their 5th birthday, food delivery mecca Deliveroo is giving away 5,000 cupcakes to us wonderful lot in London town.

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Asthma inhalers recalled over fault that could ’put people’s lives at risk’

Thousands of inhalers used by asthma patients have been recalled over safety fears.


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Six Nations 2018: James Haskell & Joe Marler in England squad v Scotland
Flanker James Haskell and prop Joe Marler are included in England’s 25-man squad for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

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Yeovil Town Ladies 0-2 Chelsea Ladies
England’s Fran Kirby comes off the bench to help Chelsea go top of Women’s Super League One and deny Yeovil a first point of 2017-18.

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Posters of Newham Labour chief taken down ahead of crunch poll
Posters championing a London borough mayor ahead of a crunch election have been taken down by council staff after a series of complaints.

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Save the Children dismissed staff over sexual harassment allegations, charity boss confirms
Save the Children dismissed staff over reports of sexual harassment, the charity's boss has said.

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Eurostar tickets between London and Amsterdam go on sale
Tickets for the new Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam have gone on sale.

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First Elizabeth line trains run from Paddington for testing ahead of Crossrail launch
The first Elizabeth line trains have started running from Paddington ahead of the launch of Crossrail later this year.

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Zebra crossing on busy Wimbledon road has now been installed

A pedestrian crossing on a busy Wimbledon road that was four years in the making has now been installed.


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Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Cromwell Curve:   The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
Kensington Palace:   Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
St Mary Abbot’s:   St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A4, W1J · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Airlie Gardens, W8 · Albert Place, W8 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Argyll Road, W8 · Aubrey Road, W8 · Aubrey Walk, W8 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Bedford Gardens, W8 · Berkeley Gardens, W8 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Campden Hill Court, W8 · Campden Hill Road, W8 · Campden Hill Square, W11 · Campden Hill Square, W8 · Campden Hill, W8 · Campden Street, W8 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Childs Place, SW5 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · De Vere Gardens, W8 · De Vere Mews, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Eldon Road, W8 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Essex Villas, W8 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Gloucester Walk, W8 · Gordon Place, W8 · Gregory Place, W8 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hillsleigh Road, W8 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holland Street, W8 · Holland Walk, W11 · Holland Walk, W8 · Hornton Place, W8 · Hornton Street, W8 · Inverness Gardens, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Street, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Kensington Road, W8 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Lancer Square, W8 · Launceston Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, W8 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Logan Place, W8 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Melon Place, W8 · Nevern Place, SW5 · North Courtyard, N19 · Observatory Gardens, W8 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Court Place, W8 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Gardens Mews, W8 · Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 · Palace Gate, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Peel Street, W8 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Place, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Pitt Street, W8 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Sheffield Terrace, W8 · Sheldrake Place, W8 · South Courtyard, N19 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Templeton Place, SW5 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W8 · The Broadwalk, W2 · Thornwood Gardens, W8 · Tor Court, W8 · Tor Gardens, W8 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wycombe Square, W8 · Wynnstay Gardens, W8 · York Passage, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·


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Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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