Dobree Avenue, NW10

Road in/near Willesden, existing between 1935 and now

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Dobree Avenue is a road in Willesden, built on the site of the Grange Brickworks.

Peter Paul Dobree (26 June 1782 – 24 September 1825), English classical scholar and critic, was born in Guernsey. He was educated at Reading School under Richard Valpy and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected fellow. He was appointed Regius Professor of Greek in 1823, and died in Trinity College two years later, after a short illness.

The London Academy Of Dressmaking and Design is located on Dobree Avenue.

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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.

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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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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

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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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Seven people were arrested as the Violent Crimes Taskforce carried out stop-and-searches and raids.

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London stabbing: man killed in Forest Gate
Case adds to more than 50 murder investigations opened by Metropolitan police so far in 2018Police are investigating another fatal stabbing in the capital after the death of a man in east London. Officers, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance were called to Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, at about 10.50pm on Monday. Continue reading...

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Chelsea Ladies reach cup final
Fran Kirby’s brace gives Chelsea a deserved victory in their Women’s FA Cup semi-final against rivals Manchester City.

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Suspect in his 20s in custody after woman found dying at scene of attack in BrixtonA man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in south London. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was found with stab wounds on Sudbourne Road in Brixton on Sunday evening. She was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services. A man was arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident and is in custody at a south London police station. Investigations are continuing at the scene. Continue reading...

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Tallia Storm flaunts her figure in tiny bra and blazer at Fendi bash


Tallia Storm was in the mood to party as she arrived at the Fendi FF Reloaded Experience in London on Thursday night.


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Sean Rigg custody death: Met directed to begin hearings
Sean Rigg, who had schizophrenia, died from cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008.

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Big Ben clock tower hands removed for maintenance
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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Willesden

Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.

The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Willesdune, meaning the "Hill of the Spring" and a settlement bearing this name dates back to 939 AD.

Willesden was bounded on the north-east by the Roman Watling Street, later Edgware Road, on the north and west by the river Brent, and on the south-east by the Kilburn brook. An ancient track, some of it forming part of Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane, marked most of the southern boundary. The soil is mostly heavy and poorly drained clay, probably once covered by thick oak forest and well-adapted to the grass farming that characterised the area from the 18th century.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, the town was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell’s house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of "notable images" including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a "holy well" which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The river Brent, running from north-east to south-west, flooded frequently. It was dammed between 1835 and 1839 to form the Welsh Harp along the northern boundary, but although the reservoir and feeders to the canal reduced the Brent it remained capable of serious flooding. The principal tributary of the Brent in Willesden was the Mitchell brook which entered the Brent north of Stonebridge and was itself formed from two tributaries. The northern branch, called the Sherrick or Slade brook, rose near Edgware Road at Cricklewood and flowed through Sherrick green where it was joined by a stream flowing northwards from Willesden Green. The southern branch rose south of Willesden Green and flowed west and north through the open fields. South-east of the Brondesbury ridge the land drained into the Kilburn brook, also known as West Bourne, Ranelagh Sewer, or Bayswater rivulet.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until 1875, when its population was 18,500. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo line, and later the Jubilee line.

Willesden became an urban district in 1894 and a municipal borough in 1933. In 1965, it joined Wembley and Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as many factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline. To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723. The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Willesden:   Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


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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.
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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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