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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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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 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 Alec donaldson: North Wharf Road, W2

Was there a Wellington street there

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London Marathon 2018: Runners collapse in hottest race ever


Dozens of shattered runners had to be stretchered away from the finish line after completing the hottest ever London marathon today.


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Why The Communist Manifesto and Marx are still relevant today | Letters
Why The Communist Manifesto and Marx are still relevant today | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/22/why-the-communist-manifesto-and-marx-are-still-relevant-today

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Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
Father Anthony Mele stabbed to death while daughter, 5, sat on his lap in busy restaurant
A father was stabbed to death as his five-year-old daughter sat on his lap in a busy beachfront restaurant.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/father-anthony-mele-stabbed-to-death-while-daughter-sat-on-his-lap-in-busy-restaurant-a3819976.html

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Peckham assault: 'Blood all over the road' after man 'slashed' with bottled in south London high street
A man was "slashed" in a horrific bottle attack in south London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/peckham-assault-blood-all-over-the-road-after-man-slashed-with-bottled-in-south-london-high-street-a3820046.html

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Queen celebrates 92nd birthday with star-studded bash


The Queen took her seat at the Royal Albert Hall wearing gold, while Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William joined her in the Royal box.


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Man, 20, dies in Finsbury Park stabbing
Police found two men with stab wounds a short distance from each other in Finsbury Park.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43850041

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West Brom 2 Liverpool 2: Salmon Rondon stuns Reds with late equaliser as Baggies fight on
Salomon Rondon scored a late equaliser to complete a fine comeback against Liverpool as West Brom fight on for another day.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/west-brom-2-liverpool-2-salmon-rondon-stuns-reds-with-late-equaliser-as-baggies-fight-on-a3820126.html

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Terrifying moment thug squirted acid over aspiring model Resham Khan and scarred her for life
Acid attacker John Tomlin has been sentenced to 16 years behind bars

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/terrifying-moment-thug-squirted-acid-over-aspiring-model-resham-khan-and-scarred-her-for-life-a3819276.html

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Hundreds of people protest against Windrush scandal in Brixton


Hundreds of people attended a demonstration at Windrush Square in Brixton to hear Labour’s Dianne Abbott attack the government over their handling of the scandal.


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Royal family the real winners as summit draws to a close
Royal family the real winners as summit draws to a close

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/20/commonwealth-summit-leaders-royal-family-prince-charles-winner

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Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech: When did he make the controversial address, and why was it was so inflammatory?
Enoch Powell's highly controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech was made 50 years ago this week.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/enoch-powells-rivers-of-blood-speech-when-did-the-politician-make-the-controversial-address-and-what-a3818901.html

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Parents on London streets to tackle knife crime threat
Alison Jackson said she has taken matters into her own hands over concerns of rising violent crime.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43823273

VIEW THE HIGH STREET KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE HIGH STREET KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE HIGH STREET KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE HIGH STREET KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE HIGH STREET KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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High Street Kensington

High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.

Kensington High Street is a road (forming part of the A315) in Kensington, west London.

Its western extremity is the eastern end of Hammersmith Road near Kensington (Olympia) station. From here, the road heads east-north-east, past the Commonwealth Institute and High Street Kensington tube station. It forms a junction which Kensington Church Street, which runs to the north, and then continues east to the south-west corner of Kensington Gardens, close by Kensington Palace. Eastward the road becomes Kensington Road.

The stretch between the Commonwealth Institute and Kensington Gardens is a popular shopping area, with chainstores and upmarket shops serving a wealthy catchment area. In 2005 House of Fraser announced that it is closing the 135 year old Barkers department store in the street, meaning that it will have no department stores left after the earlier closures of Pontings and Derry & Toms. The 75,000 square foot premises will be taken over by Whole Foods Market, the American owner of organic supermarket chain Fresh & Wild to become the UK’s first organic superstore.

High Street Kensington station, on the District Line, opened in 1868.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
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.
Kensington Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Argyll Road, W8 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Campden Hill Court, W8 · Campden Hill Road, W8 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Eden Close, W8 · Essex Villas, W8 · Gloucester Walk, W8 · Gordon Place, W8 · Gregory Place, W8 · Holland Street, W8 · Hornton Place, W8 · Hornton Street, W8 · Inverness Gardens, W8 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Street, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Lancer Square, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · Melon Place, W8 · Observatory Gardens, W8 · Old Court Place, W8 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Pitt Street, W8 · Radley Mews, W8 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Sheffield Terrace, W8 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, 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 · Thackeray Street, W8 · Tor Court, W8 · Tor Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Wrights Lane, 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."
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.
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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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