Elgin Avenue, W9

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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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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.
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I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5
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My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,
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Maida Vale

Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.

The area was developed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the early 19th century as middle class housing. The main building started in the mid 19th century and from the 1860s red brick was used. The first mansion blocks were completed in 1897.

Maida Vale nowadays makes up most of the W9 postal district - the southern part of Maida Vale at the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent's Canal, with many houseboats, is known as Little Venice. The area to the south-west of Maida Vale, at the western end of Elgin Avenue, was historically known as Maida Hill.

Maida Vale tube station was opened on 6 June 1915, on the Bakerloo Line.

Bridge House:   Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
Maida Vale:   Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne

Admiral Walk, W9 · Aldsworth Close, W9 · Alexandra Court, W9 · Amberley Road, W9 · Ashworth Road, W9 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Biddulph Mansions, W9 · Biddulph Road, W9 · Blomfield Road, W2 · Blomfield Road, W9 · Browning Close, W9 · Cambridge Road, NW6 · Carlton Vale, NW6 · Carlton Vale, W9 · Castellain Mansions, W9 · Castellain Road, W9 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Clarendon Terrace, W9 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Clifton Gardens, W9 · Clifton Road, W9 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Clive Court, W9 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Delaware Road, W9 · Downfield Close, W9 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Elgin Avenue, W9 · Elgin Mansions, W9 · Elgin Mews South, W9 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Elnathan Mews, W9 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Formosa Street, W9 · Foscote Mews, W9 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Goldney Road, W9 · Grantully Road, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Hansel Road, NW6 · Hunter Lodge, W9 · Kilburn Park Road, NW6 · Lanark Mews, W9 · Lanark Place, W9 · Lanark Road, W9 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Lauderdale Parade, W9 · Lauderdale Road, W9 · Leith Mansions, W9 · Maida Vale, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Masefield House, NW6 · Morshead Road, W9 · Nelson Close, NW6 · Oakington Road, W9 · Pentland Road, NW6 · Pindock Mews, W9 · Princethorpe House, W2 · Randolph Avenue, W9 · Randolph Crescent, W9 · Regents Court, W9 · Rowington Close, W2 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stafford Road, NW6 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Sutherland Avenue, W9 · Thorngate Road, W9 · Warrington Crescent, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Place, W9 · Wellesley Court, W9 · Widley Road, W9 · Wymering Mansions, W9 · Wymering Road, W9 ·

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