Preston Place, NW2

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Paul Shepherd
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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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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.

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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.

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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

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'These artists have a story to tell': Music producer rejects calls to ban drill rap videos from the internet
EXCLUSIVE: Music producer husband of former Sugababe defends his YouTube music channel linked to gangland killings

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/these-artists-have-a-story-to-tell-music-producer-rejects-calls-to-ban-drill-music-videos-from-the-a3991851.html

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Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines
Britain’s worst landlord to take nine years to pay off string of fines

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/nov/16/britains-worst-landlord-to-take-nine-years-to-pay-off-string-of-fines

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Met’s ’gang matrix’ breached data laws, investigation finds
Human rights campaigners say list of suspects discriminates against young black menThe Metropolitan police’s list of gang suspects breached data protection laws, potentially causing damage and distress to a disproportionate number of young black men, an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found.The list, called the gangs violence matrix, has also been criticised by human rights campaigners, who say it racialises the war on gangs and stigmatises black youngsters. Continue reading...

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Charles Bronson dances with joy and praises British justice system as 'best in world' after not guilty verdict
Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has praised the British justice system, hailing it as the "best in the world’, after being cleared of GBH.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/charles-bronson-dances-with-joy-and-praises-british-justice-system-as-best-in-world-after-not-guilty-a3991466.html

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Council ’overturned democratic decision’ on Capita review
Barnet’s Labour leader has accused the council of overruling a democratic decision on the future of its contracts with outsourcing giant Capita.

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’A race to save lives’: calls for action after deaths of homeless Indians in UK
’A race to save lives’: calls for action after deaths of homeless Indians in UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/15/a-race-to-save-lives-calls-for-action-after-deaths-of-homeless-indians-in-uk

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Serious crash shuts A1 northbound

Full story: Driver dies after car hits stationary lorry on A1


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17225958.serious-crash-shuts-down-a1/?ref=rss

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'Our secret': prep school teacher accused of child sex abuse over two decades
'Our secret': prep school teacher accused of child sex abuse over two decades

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/our-secret-prep-school-teacher-accused-of-child-sex-abuse-over-two-decades-a3989631.html

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Diesel pollution stunts children’s lung growth, London study shows
Diesel pollution stunts children’s lung growth, London study shows

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/14/diesel-pollution-stunts-childrens-lung-growth-london-study-shows

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End of inquiry into high-rise housing scheme
A public inquiry into a bid to build high-rise flats near an area of family homes has now ended.

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17223240.end-of-inquiry-into-barnet-high-rise-scheme/?ref=rss

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Thatched House Hosts Fundraising Quiz Night
Supporting Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

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East Acton train death: Young Greenford woman ’adored by all’ fell on to tracks after taking MDMA
'Disorientated' Charnelle Williams was separated from friends before being hit by a train at East Acton station

https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/east-acton-train-death-young-15417714

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
Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah Primary School:   Voluntary aided 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.
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Convent of Jesus and Mary RC Infant School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Dollis Hill:   Dollis Hill tube station lies on the Jubilee Line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan Line trains pass though the station, but do not stop.
Dollis Hill Farm:   Dollis Hill Farm was situated to the north of Dollis Hill Lane.
Dollis Hill House:   Dollis Hill House was an early 19th-century farmhouse located on the modern-day northern boundary of Gladstone Park.
Donnington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dudden Hill Farm:   Duddenhill (Duddinghill) Farm lay on Dudden Hill Lane north of Willesden.
Gladstone Park:   
Gladstone Park Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Haycroft Farm:   Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Newfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Newman Catholic College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Roundwood Farm:   Roundwood Farm lay between Willesden and Harlesden.
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.
Sellon's Farm:   To the east of Harlesden, there were still several farms, Elmwood, Haycroft, Upper Roundwood, and Sellon’s until the late 1890s.
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.
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Willesden:   Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.
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.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sellon's Farm (garden):   Sellon's Farm, Harlesden from the rear.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aberdeen Road, NW10 · Acland Road, NW2 · Allies House, NW2 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Beaconsfield Road, NW10 · Belton Road, NW2 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brook Road Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Burnley Road, NW10 · Cameron House, NW10 · Campbell Gordon Way, NW2 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Colin Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW10 · Cooper Road, NW2 · Cornmow Drive, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Crome Road, NW10 · Cross Way, NW10 · Cullingworth Road, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Design Works Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 · Dewsbury Road, NW10 · Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Dollis Hill Lane, NW2 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 · Ellesmere Road, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Fleetwood Road, NW10 · Flowers Close, NW2 · Fry Road, NW10 · Furness Road, NW10 · Geary Road, NW10 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hamilton Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Harrington Close, NW10 · Hawarden Hill, NW2 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helena Road, NW10 · Helperby Road, NW10 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · High Street Harlesden, NW10 · High Streetharlesdonbrent, NW10 · Hill Close, NW2 · Holland Road, NW10 · Homestead Park, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Kendal Road, NW10 · Kendal Road, NW2 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Lancaster House Dollis Hill Estate, NW2 · Lancaster Road, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Leghorn Road, NW10 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Lennox Gardens, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lushington Road, NW10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mulgrave Road, NW10 · Nevilles Court, NW2 · Normanby Road, NW10 · Orchard Close, NW2 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Park Parade, NW10 · Park Side, NW2 · Park View Road, NW10 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Parkside, NW2 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Pippin Close, NW2 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · Rose Croft Gardens, NW2 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Rucklidge Avenue, NW10 · Saint Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Sapcote Trading Centre, NW10 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Sellons Avenue, NW10 · Severn Way, NW10 · Sherrick Green Road, NW10 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · Spezia Road, NW10 · Springwell Avenue, NW10 · St Andrews Close, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Strode Road, NW10 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Utopia House, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Vincent Gardens, NW2 · Waterford Way, NW10 · Wharton Close, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Windsor Road, 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

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.
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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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