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Longridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.



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Ian Gammons
Ian Gammons   
Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT   
IP: 81.131.100.203
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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!


Norman Norrington
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Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT   
IP: 90.194.159.199
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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.

Mary Harris
Mary Harris   
Added: 19 Dec 2017 17:12 GMT   
IP: 217.63.194.106
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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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Susan Wright
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Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   
IP: 120.154.67.244
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

LDNnews
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Added: 22 Apr 2018 20:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Fulham
The shocking number of times cyclists have been injured after colliding with car doors
Cycling UK has campaigned on the dangers of ‘car dooring’

https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/shocking-number-times-cyclists-been-14561166

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Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
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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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court
Woman forced to the ground and raped in horrific attack in north London mews
Police are hunting a man after a woman was followed into a narrow street before being forced to the ground and raped in a terrifying attack.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/woman-forced-to-the-ground-and-raped-in-horrific-attack-in-north-london-mews-a3820066.html

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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush

Windrush grandmother blocked from UK after sister’s funeral


Windrush grandmother blocked from UK after sister’s funeral


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5641761/Sick-Windrush-grandmother-81-blocked-UK-sisters-funeral.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Added: 21 Apr 2018 21:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush
Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha is booked for diving as Crystal Palace edge further away from relegation after a goalless draw at Watford.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43762951

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Added: 21 Apr 2018 05:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
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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Added: 21 Apr 2018 05:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court
Hoxton stabbing: Woman followed into a lift and repeatedly stabbed in the chest and stomach
A woman was followed into a lift and repeatedly stabbed in the chest and stomach, police have said.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/hoxton-stabbing-woman-repeatedly-stabbed-in-horrific-knife-attack-in-lift-a3818931.html

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Added: 21 Apr 2018 01:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush

Rebekah Vardy parades lean legs during casual stroll in Shoreditch


The wife of footballer Jamie Vardy, 36, put her toned pins on full display as she soaked up the sunshine during a low-key stroll in London’s arty Shoreditch district on Thursday afternoon.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5638327/Rebekah-Vardy-parades-lean-legs-casual-stroll-Shoreditch.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Added: 20 Apr 2018 23:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court
Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze
Twelve people manage to get out of the building in north-east London before firefighters arrive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43833224

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Added: 20 Apr 2018 20:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush
Man jailed for 16 years for acid attack on woman’s 21st birthday
John Tomlin caused life-changing injuries to young woman and her cousin with random attack in east LondonA man who hurled acid through a car window at an aspiring model and her cousin has been jailed for 16 years. Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar suffered life-changing injuries to their faces and bodies in the unprovoked attack on Khan’s 21st birthday in Beckton, east London. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/20/man-jailed-for-16-years-for-acid-attack-on-womans-21st-birthday

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Added: 20 Apr 2018 15:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Earls Court
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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Added: 20 Apr 2018 11:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Parsons Green
Young Muslims from the Ahmadiyya Muslim children’s association walk for charity to help schools in Africa

Children put on their walking boots to help raise cash to build two schools in Africa.


http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/16166732.Young_Muslims_from_the_Ahmadiyya_Muslim_children___s_association_walk_for_charity_to_help_schools_in_Africa/?ref=rss

VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1900s
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Earl's Court

Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Earls Court was once a rural area, covered with green fields and market gardens. For over 500 years the land, part of the ancient manor of Kensington, was under the lordship of the Vere family, the Earls of Oxford and descendants of Aubrey de Vere, who held the manor of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances, in Domesday Book in 1086. The earls held their manorial court where Old Manor Yard is now, just by the London Underground station.

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) station in 1865–69 was a catalyst for development. On 12 April 1869, the MDR (now the District Line) opened tracks through Earl’s Court as part of a south-westward extension from its station at Gloucester Road to West Brompton where the MDR opened an interchange with the West London Extension Joint Railway. In the quarter century afterwards, Earls Court was transformed into a densely populated suburb with 1200 houses and two churches. Eardley Crescent and Kempsford Gardens were built between 1867 and 1873, building began in Earls Court Square and Longridge Road in 1873, in Nevern Place in 1874, in Trebovir Road and Philbeach Gardens in 1876, and Nevern Square in 1880.

Following WWII a number of Polish immigrants settled in the Earls Court area leading to Earls Court Road being dubbed ’The Danzig Corridor’. During the late 1960s a large transient population of Australia and New Zealand travellers began to use Earls Court as a UK hub and over time it gained the name ’Kangaroo Valley’. It was at the time one of the cheapest areas close to central London, and up until the 1990s remained a somewhat down-at-heel district compared to its more upmarket neighbours to the North and East.

Today, while there are still significant numbers of students or other people on temporary visas, many of the Australians and New Zealanders appear to have moved on to now-cheaper areas further North and West.

The change in the area’s population is largely owed to rocketing property prices during the first decade of the 2000s and the continued gentrification of the area. The scale of change is illustrated by the economic divide between the eastern and western areas of Earls Court.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.


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
A4, W1J · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Aisgill Avenue, SW6 · Aisgill Avenue, W14 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Childs Place, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Cope Place, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Logan Place, W8 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Road, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW6 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Templeton Place, SW5 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Warwick Road, SW5 · West Cromwell Road, SW5 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 ·

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