The Windsor Castle

Pub in/near Westbourne Park, existed between 1829 and 2009

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2015


The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.

It started life as the building at one end of houses on the south side of the Harrow Road, then called Ormes Green.

When rebuilt about 1850, the new building was typical of the villa development in this part of Harrow Road. It has turrets on the top reminiscent of its namesake: the real Windsor Castle.

After passing about a hundred years as a classic local pub, it burst into musical significance.

It was renowned for early gigs by the Rolling Stones and the Who.

The pub was a punk rock venue in the mid to late 1970s. Playing there, among others, were Dr Feelgood, The Jam, U2 and the Psychedelic Furs. The 101`ers with Joe Strummer - his band prior to forming the Clash - played there. The inspiration for the ‘Protex Blue’ track is said to come from the contraceptive machine in the toilets of the Windsor Castle.

After moving considerably downmarket as a strip club, it closed in 2009.

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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.
Still have mum’s bus badge.

Happy times they were.

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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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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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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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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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Westbourne Park

Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.

Westbourne Green was, with Paddington Green, one of the area's earliest settlements. A growing residential area lay to the west of Westbourne Green.

For a short while known as Westbournia, when this part of London was developed, Westbourne Park became the name given to the area. This is reflected in a number of street names - notably Westbourne Park Road and in the Underground station. The first station operated from 1866 to 1871. In 1871 it was replaced by another station further east.

The good transport encouraged many to move into this area. To the north and east there were extensive railway yards. More recently there is also a Westbourne Park bus garage, built where there once were railway yards, just northeast of the underground station.

The name Westbourne (which means 'west of the river') was by the nineteenth century applied to the river itself (previously called the Bays Water amongst other names).


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Court Hotel:   The Abbey Court is a hotel located at 20 Pembridge Gardens in Notting Hill.
All Saints Church:   All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Ark Atwood Primary Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bayswater Rivulet:   The Bayswater Rivulet was the original name for the Westbourne River
Bridge House:   Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Carlton Vale Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
College Park School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Colville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Dorothy Gardner Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Duke of Cornwall (The Ledbury):   The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Essendine Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Granville Plus Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Horbury Chapel (Kensington Temple):   In September 1849, the Horbury Chapel, Notting Hill was officially opened.
Kilburn Park:   Kilburn Park station was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line’s extension from Paddington.
Kilburn Park Farm:   Kilburn Park Farm was situated almost opposite the Red Lion along the Edgware Road.
Kilburn Wells:   Kilburn Wells. a medicinal spring, existed between 1714 and the 1860s.
Ladbroke Square Garden:   Ladbroke Square communal garden lies in Notting Hill.
Maida Hill:   Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.
Maida Vale Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Mary Paterson Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Mercury Theatre:   The Mercury Theatre was situated at 2a Ladbroke Road, next to the Kensington Temple.
North West Locality Hub Lead -Queen’s Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Notting Hill Gate:   Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days:   Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone, was originally published in 1924 by T. Fisher Unwin.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Chenesitun and Knotting Barns:   Chapter 1 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and Northlands:   Chapter 2 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Our Lady of Dolours RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Paddington Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Pembridge Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Prince Albert:   The Prince Albert has been a Notting Hill feature since the 1840s.
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Queensway Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Red Lion:   The Red Lion was situated at 34 Kilburn High Road.
Southbank International School Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Spotted Dog:   The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
St Augustine’s CofE High School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Augustine’s Church of England High School:   St Augustine’s Church of England High School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England comprehensive school in the West London borough of Westminster, Kilburn.
St Augustine’s, Kilburn:   St Augustine’s was founded by Richard Carr Kirkpatrick in the Anglo-Catholic tradition in 1870 and listed as a Grade I building by Historic England.
St Luke’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St Mary’s RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Peter’s CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Peter’s Notting Hill:   St Peter’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church in Kensington Park Road, designed by architect Thomas Allom.
St Peter’s Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Stephen’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Apollo:   The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Kilburn Park School Foundation:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The School of the Islamic Republic of Iran:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Tabernacle:   The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square built in 1887 as a church.
West Kilburn:   West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.
Westbourne Farm:   An old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.
Westminster Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Wetherby Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Albert Hotel (1900s):   The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abinger Mews, W9 · Admiral Walk, W9 · Albert Road, NW6 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · Alexander Mews, W2 · Alexander Street, W2 · Alfred Road, W2 · All Saints Road, W11 · Alpha Place, NW6 · Amberley Road, W9 · Artesian Road, W2 · Ashmore Road, W9 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Bradiston Road, W9 · Bravington Road, W9 · Bridstow Place, W2 · Brondesbury Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Villas, NW6 · Bulmer Mews, W11 · Burlington Close, W9 · Cambridge Avenue, NW6 · Cambridge Court, NW6 · Cambridge Gardens, NW6 · Cambridge Road, NW6 · Canterbury Road, NW6 · Canterbury Terrace, NW6 · Canterbury Works, NW6 · Caradoc Close, W2 · Carlton Vale, NW6 · Cathedral Walk, NW6 · Chepstow Corner, W2 · Chepstow Crescent, W11 · Chepstow Place, W2 · Chepstow Road, W2 · Chepstow Villas, W11 · Chichester Road, NW6 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Cirencester Street, W2 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Colville Gardens, W11 · Colville Houses, W11 · Colville Mews, W11 · Colville Road, W11 · Colville Square, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Coomassie Road, W9 · Courtnell Street, W2 · Coventry Close, NW6 · Croxley Road, W9 · Dartmouth Close, W11 · Dawson Place, W2 · Denbigh Close, W11 · Denbigh Road, W11 · Denbigh Terrace, W11 · Denholme Road, W9 · Denmark Road, NW6 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Drayford Close, W9 · East Westbourne Grove, W2 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elgin Avenue, W9 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Elsie Lane Court, W2 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Evesham House, W2 · Fermoy Road, W9 · Fernhead Road, W9 · Fordingley Road, W9 · Foscote Mews, W9 · Garway Road, W2 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Goldney Road, W9 · Gorefield Place, NW6 · Granville Road, NW6 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Greville Mews, NW6 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Hansel Road, NW6 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hartland Road, NW6 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Hereford Road, W2 · Hermes Close, W9 · Honiton Road, NW6 · Horbury Crescent, W11 · Horbury Mews, W11 · Hormead Road, W9 · Hunter Lodge, W9 · Ilchester Gardens, W2 · Kensington Park Gardens, W11 · Kensington Park Road, W11 · Kilburn Lane, NW6 · Kilburn Park Road, NW6 · Kilburn Square, NW6 · Kildare Terrace, W2 · Ladbroke Square, W11 · Ladbroke Terrace, W11 · Lambton Place, W11 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Mews North, W11 · Ledbury Mews West, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Ledbury Road, W2 · Leinster Square, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Linden Mews, W2 · Lister Lodge, W9 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Lonsdale Road, W11 · Lydford Road, W9 · Lynton Road, NW6 · Macroom Road, W9 · Mallard Close, NW6 · Malvern Mews, NW6 · Malvern Mews, W9 · Malvern Place, NW6 · Malvern Road, NW6 · Manor Mews, NW6 · Marban Road, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Masefield House, NW6 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Monmouth Road, W2 · Moorhouse Road, W2 · Morshead Road, W9 · Moscow Road, W2 · Needham Road, W11 · Nelson Close, NW6 · Neville Close, NW6 · Neville Road, NW6 · Newton Road, W2 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Oakington Road, W9 · Ossington Street, W2 · Oxford Road, NW6 · Palace Court, W2 · Peel Precinct, NW6 · Pembridge Crescent, W11 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Mews, W11 · Pembridge Place, W11 · Pembridge Place, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembridge Square, W2 · Pembridge Villas, W11 · Pencombe Mews, W11 · Pennymore Walk, W9 · Pentland Road, NW6 · Pinehurst Court, W11 · Portnall Road, W9 · Powis Gardens, W11 · Powis Mews, W11 · Powis Square, W11 · Powis Terrace, W11 · Prince’s Square, W2 · Princes Mews, W2 · Princess Road, NW6 · Queensborough Studios, W2 · Rede Place, W2 · Riverton Close, W9 · Rosehart Mews, W11 · Rudolph Road, NW6 · Rupert Road, NW6 · Saint Luke’s Road, W11 · Saint Lukes Mews, W11 · Saint Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Saltram Crescent, W9 · Saltram Cresent, W9 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Mews, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Shrewsbury Road, W2 · Simon Close, W11 · St John’s Mews, W11 · St Lukes Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Road, W11 · St Stephens Gardens, W2 · St Stephens Mews, W2 · St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stafford Road, NW6 · Stanley Crescent, W11 · Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 · Stanley Gardens, W11 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Talbot Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W2 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Thorngate Road, W9 · Torquay Street, W2 · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Vernon Yard, W11 · Victoria Gardens, W11 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Wellington Close, W11 · Wells Court, NW6 · Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W2 · Westbourne Park Road, W11 · Westbourne Park Road, W2 · Westbourne Park Villas, W2 · Western Mews, W9 · Widley Road, W9 · Wilby Mews, W11 · William Dunbar House, NW6 · William Saville House, NW6 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Woodville Road, NW6 · Wymering Mansions, W9 · Wymering Road, W9 ·
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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London Underground map from 1908.
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