Grosvenor Gardens, NW2

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Lyn
Lyn    
Added: 13 Jul 2018 22:41 GMT   
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Post by Lyn : Schweppes Factory

The security for schweepes at west hendon was michael kenny with his german shepherd dog called saba started jan 1964 to the 1970s michael kenny security got on with all staff at schweepes hew was liked and well known for all his years spent working there alongside with his security dog that loved the water fountain at schweepes west hendon

Lyn
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Post by Lyn : Schweppes Factory

Michael kenny worked at schweepes factory providing security with his german shepherd dog saba from jan 1964 to the 1970s michael kenny was well known with his security dog

Paul Shepherd
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Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
IP: 90.255.234.91
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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.

Maria Russ
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Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
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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.

John Dye
John Dye   
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT   
IP: 86.131.134.236
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

Julia elsdon
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Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
IP: 87.112.95.228
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

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

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
IP: 94.3.120.166
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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


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.

Debbie hobbs
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Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
IP: 92.40.89.28
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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

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
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

Brenda Jackson
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Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 94.13.78.193
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Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

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,

Martina
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
IP: 146.198.174.6
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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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The final journey home for many this week may not be as smooth as you hoped with problems on the roads and railways


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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Willesden Green

A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, Willesden 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 parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until after 1875. 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 Green station has now a grand 1920s facade.

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 numerous 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.

Willesden became a municipal borough in 1933, and it is at this time that the area became predominantly working class. A small Irish community had formed in Willesden by this time, which grew rapidly during the period of the Second World War. A small Jewish community of refugees from Europe also formed during the war, with 3.5% of the population in 1951 born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria. During the war, Willesden suffered large damage due to the heavy concentration of industry, such as munition factories, and railways in the area.

The period from 1960 saw migrants settling from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent. Additionally, from 1963 it was the site of the Kuo Yuan, the first Chinese restaurant to serve Pekinese dishes in Britain. Since the 1960s, Willesden has been popular with young working holidaymakers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, although this popularity has declined somewhat in favour of other areas since about 2003.

Willesden went into a period of decline during the 1970s and 1980s as much of the housing was inadequate due to overcrowding as industry was mixed with housing. The whole of central Willesden bar (the area by the Willesden Green station) was earmarked for redevelopment; however, this did not come to fruition. In the late 1980s, traders were given money to revamp the High Street to prevent it closing. It now has one of the best public libraries in the UK, Willesden Green Library Centre - an elegant building and open very long hours.

Now the area has seen another change in demographic becoming a middle class area due to its prime location and good transport links.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Anson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Brondesbury College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Mora Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Our Lady of Grace RC Infant and Nursery School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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).
Sakutu Organisation Montessori:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Andrew and St Francis CofE Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Willesden Farm:   Willesden Farm was otherwise known as Bramley's Farm.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acland Road, NW2 · Allotment Way, NW2 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Anson Road, NW2 · Ashford Road, NW2 · Astley Avenue, NW2 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Belton Road, NW2 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Briar Road, NW2 · Broadfield Close, NW2 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brondesbury Park, NW6 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Cedar Road, NW2 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Chichele Road, NW2 · Chiltern Gardens, NW2 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Clement Close, NW6 · Compton Close, NW11 · Coppermead Close, NW2 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 · Crome Road, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Dawson Road, NW2 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Deerhurst Road, NW6 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Dicey Avenue, NW2 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Gladstone Parade, NW2 · Gladstone Park Gardens, NW2 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Harcourt House, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Heber Road, NW2 · Helperby Road, NW10 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Howard Road, NW2 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Hudson Way, NW2 · Ivy Road, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Langton Road, NW2 · Larch Road, NW2 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · Longley Way, NW2 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Manor House Drive, NW6 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Mascotts Close, NW2 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · Midland Terrace, NW2 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Mora Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Mount Road, NW2 · Needham Terrace, NW2 · Newton Road, NW2 · Oaklands Grove, NW2 · Oaklands Road, NW2 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Olive Road, NW2 · Oman Avenue, NW2 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Oxgate Gardens, NW2 · Oxleys Road, NW2 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Pine Road, NW2 · Pinemartin Close, NW2 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rockhall Road, NW2 · Rockhall Way, NW2 · Roman Road, NW2 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Rusper Close, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Saint Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Severn Way, NW10 · Shannon Close, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Shobroke Close, NW2 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Sneyd Road, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Hildas Close, NW6 · St Laurence Close, NW6 · St Laurences Close, NW6 · St Michaels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Stoll Close, NW2 · Strode Road, NW10 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · The Broadway, NW2 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Wharton Close, NW10 · White Hart Lane, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Windsor Road, NW2 · Wotton Road, NW2 · Wren Avenue, NW2 ·
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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.
London Transport

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.
London Transport

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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