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Kensal Green station, early 1900s

Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.

Kensal Green is the site of Kensal Green Cemetery, the oldest English cemetery still in operation, which contains many elaborate Victorian mausoleums, including those of William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Architects who are buried at Kensal Green are the famous Hardwick and Shaw family whose graves are by each others side.

Kensal Green is a residential area with good transport links to central London, surrounding districts include Willesden Green to the north, Harlesden to the west, Brondesbury and Queens Park to the east and Ladbroke Grove to the south. 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.

Kensal Green is first mentioned in 1253, translating from old English meaning the King's Holt (King’s Wood). Its location marked the boundary between Willesden and the then Chelsea & Paddington, on which it remains today. It formed part of one of ten manors, most likely Chamberlayne Wood Manor, named after Canon Richard de Camera (of the Chambers).

In the fifteenth century the then Archbishop of Canterbury Henry Chichele (1414–1443), acquired lands in Willesden and Kingsbury. In 1443 he found All Souls College, Oxford and endowed it with the same lands in his will. Resultantly, most of Willesden and Kensal Green remained largely agricultural until the mid-1800s, well into the Victorian era.
In 1805, the construction of the Grand Junction Canal passed through the district to join the Regent's Canal at Paddington. As the combined Grand Union Canal, this allowed passage of commercial freight traffic from the Midlands to London Docks, and hence onwards to the River Thames.

There were two dairy farms in Kensal Green by the early 1800s, which expanded greatly after the 1864 Act of Parliament which made it illegal to keep cattle within the City of London. Although by the late 1800s residential development had greatly reduced the farmland, still in the 1890s many sheep and pigs were raised in the district. One of the farms later became a United Dairies creamery, supplied by milk trains from Mitre Bridge Junction.

Rapid residential development led to local commissioners reporting in 1880 that there was inadequate drainage and sewerage facilities, with most houses having only improved access to what were the old agricultural drains. In that same year, 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, and the installation of new sewerage facilities across the district. The college donated lands on which to build Kensal Rise Reading Room, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in 1897. Opened by United States author Mark Twain in 1901, it was later extended and renamed Kensal Rise Library.

Kensal Green station opened on 1 October 1916 on the New Line on the north side of the existing London and North Western Railway (LNWR) tracks from Euston to Watford.

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Post by Stephan87: Ansleigh Place, W11

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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!


Vallie Webster
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Added: 16 Mar 2018 03:39 GMT   
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Post by Vallie Webster: Tunis Road, W12

I visited my grandmother who lived on Tunis Road from Canada in approximately 1967-68. I remember the Rag and Bone man who came down the road with a horse and milk delivered to the door with cream on the top. I also remember having to use an outhouse in the back of the row house. No indoor plumbing. We had to have a bath in a big metal tub (like a horse trough) in the middle of the kitchen filled with boiled water on the stove. Very different from Canada. My moms madin name was Hardcastle. Interesting to see the maps. Google maps also brings the world closer.


Norman Norrington
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Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT   
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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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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.

Mary Harris
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Added: 19 Dec 2017 17:12 GMT   
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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

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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Maria Russ
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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.

David Jones-Parry
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Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
IP: 81.156.41.30
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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.

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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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Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   
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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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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

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Post by LDNnews: East Acton
England call up Rory Burns, Joe Denly & Olly Stone for Sri Lanka tour
England call up uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns in the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka this winter, following the retirement of Alastair Cook.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45605438

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’Unbelievable’: campaigners dispute police verdict ’M25 cat killer’ is foxes
There has been outrage online but Croydon locals seem unfazed and experts say real issue is carsOn the streets of Croydon on Friday morning, the only apparent sign of slaughter was a very dead pigeon, so trodden into the road as to be barely recognisable as animal remains. But for nearly three years, Croydon and the surrounding area of south London has been the hunting ground for an alleged mass murderer of cats.At one point as many as 15 Scotland Yard officers, plus Martin Clunes, were on the case of the so-called M25 cat killer, suspected in approximately 500 cases of murder and mutilation reported since late 2015. On Thursday afternoon, however, it was announced that the long-running investigation, Operation Takahe, had concludedthat fox

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I fought moped muggers to protect my wife, victim of machete thugs says

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County Championship: Middlesex build lead over Derbyshire after Critchley century
Middlesex finish day three 327 runs ahead of Derbyshire at Lord’s after Matthew Critchley scores a ton for the visitors.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45581713

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Ark Burlington Danes Academy:   Burlington Danes Academy is a Church of England non-selective, co-educational secondary school within the English academy programme, located on a 10-acre site.
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
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.
Kensington Aldridge Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Kensington Memorial Park:   
Little Wormwood Scrubs Recreation Ground:   
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Oxford Gardens Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Princess Frederica CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.
Princess Louise Hospital:   The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.
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).
St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs:   St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs - two spellings missing from the modern map.
St Quintin’s Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Woodlane High School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.


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.
St Charles’ Square Training College (1908):   St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexander Avenue, NW10 · All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Alma Place, NW10 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · Balliol Road, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Blake Close, W10 · Bolton Gardens, NW10 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Bryan Avenue, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Calderon Place, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Clement Close, NW6 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Compton Road, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dalgarno Way, W10 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Donnington Road, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Earlsmead Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Eynham Road, W12 · Felixstowe Road, NW10 · Finstock Road, W10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Glenroy Street, W12 · Greyhound Road, NW10 · Halstow Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Hazel Road, NW10 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Humber Drive, W10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Kelfield Gardens, W10 · Kelfield Mews, W10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Kingsbridge Road, W10 · Langler Road, NW10 · Latimer Place, W10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Linden Avenue, NW10 · Matthew Close, W10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Mitre Way, W10 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Napier Road, NW10 · Nascot Street, W12 · North Pole Road, W10 · North Pole Road, W12 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Pember Road, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Plough Close, NW10 · Pump Track, IG6 · Purves Road, NW10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Ravensworth Road, NW10 · Regent Street, NW10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Saint Helens Gardens, W10 · Saint Mark’s Road, W10 · Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 · Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Scrubs Lane, W12 · Shinfield Street, W12 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Snarsgate Street, W10 · St Helens Gardens, W10 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, BR3 · St Marks Road, W10 · St Quintin Avenue, W10 · St Quintin Gardens, W10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sutton Way, W10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Wallingford Avenue, W10 · Warfield Road, NW10 · Webb Close, W10 · Wellington Road, NW10 · Westview Close, W10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Woodmans Mews, W12 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 ·
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Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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.
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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