Somali Road, NW2

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Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd   
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
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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
Maria Russ   
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.

Julia elsdon
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Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
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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


Cassandra Green
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Added: 19 Sep 2017 21:39 GMT   
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

Debbie hobbs
Debbie hobbs    
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

Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson   
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,

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Post by LDNnews: Brent Cross
Tottenham must work harder to battle through 'tough spell', says Harry Kane
Harry Kane says hard work is the only way Tottenham can ignite their season after victory over Brighton ended a difficult spell.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-must-work-harder-to-battle-through-tough-spell-says-harry-kane-a3943651.html

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Post by LDNnews: St Johns Wood
Manchester United footballer Timothy Fosu-Mensah leads tributes to DJ Nana Banger stabbed to death at house party
Manchester United footballer Timothy Fosu-Mensah has led tributes to a DJ who was stabbed to death at a house party in north east London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/manchester-united-footballer-timothy-fosumensah-leads-tributes-to-dj-nana-banger-stabbed-to-death-at-a3943306.html

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Added: 24 Sep 2018 00:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
How to make a chocolate fondant cake
Ingredients:

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16894893.how-to-make-a-chocolate-fondant-cake/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Added: 23 Sep 2018 18:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
The Paul Welsh column: A wart from where?
Well we have survived another week, playmates, and so once again may I have the pleasure to once again take you down Memory Lane to Nostalgia Ridge so we can look over the horizon of yesteryear. Okay you have guessed it is my happy hour but that sounds nice. I often wonder what is the age profile of my readers. I suspect they generally are 60 plus or what we now call the middle aged.

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16893115.youll-never-guess-what-happened-to-errol-flynns-body-at-his-autopsy/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Red Lion
The Red Lion was situated at 34 Kilburn High Road.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=2252

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Added: 23 Sep 2018 11:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Brent Cross
Brighton 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane and Erik Lamela end Spurs' losing streak as Seagulls pay the penalty
A penalty from Harry Kane and a goal from substitute Erik Lamela ended Tottenham’s dismal run of three consecutive defeats with a 2-1 victory over Brighton.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/brighton-1-tottenham-2-harry-kane-erik-lamela-end-spurs-losing-streak-penalty-a3943151.html

LDNnews
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Added: 23 Sep 2018 05:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: St Johns Wood
Brexit rally: Nigel Farage brands EU 'gangsters' as crowds cheer at first Leave Means Leave event in Bolton
Nigel Farage branded the EU "gangsters" and said a no-deal Brexit is "no problem" as he kicked off a series of Leave Means Leave rallies.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-rally-nigel-farage-brands-eu-gangsters-as-crowds-cheer-at-first-leave-means-leave-event-in-a3943146.html

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Added: 22 Sep 2018 16:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Eighties pop rock legend dies at 74 after cancer fight

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74.


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16896649.chas-and-dave-singer-chas-hodges-dies-aged-74/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Brent Cross
Latest odds, head to head history, kick-off time, tickets for Saturday’s Turf Moor match
Latest odds, head to head history, kick-off time, tickets for Saturday’s Turf Moor match

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/burnley-vs-bournemouth-predictions-team-news-betting-tips-live-stream-premier-league-201819-preview-a3942726.html

VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CRICKLEWOOD AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Cricklewood

Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.

There was a small settlement at the junction of Cricklewood Lane and the Edgware Road by 1294, which by 1321 was being called Cricklewood. By the 1750s the Crown (rebuilt in 1889), was providing for coach travellers and by the 1800s it had a handful of cottages and Cricklewood House as neighbours, and was known for its pleasure gardens. By the 1860s there were a number of substantial villas along the Edgware Road starting with Rockhall Lodge and culminating in Rockhall Terrace.

Childs Hill Station, later Cricklewood, opened in 1868, but Cricklewood only fully became an industrial and suburban district in the 1930s. In the summer of 1881 the Midland Railway Company moved its locomotive works from Kentish Town to the new Brent Sidings, and in October of the same year it was announced that new accommodation for its workers would be built, later the Railway Terraces. Mr H Finch laid out a handful of roads directly behind the Crown Inn, (including Yew, Ash, and Elm, Grove) in 1880. The station became the terminus for the Midland Railways suburban services by 1884. The census of 1881 showed that the population had grown enough for a new church, and St Peter's replaced a tin chapel in 1891, (closed 1983 subsequent to rebuilding in the 1970s). The London General Omnibus Company terminated services to Regents Street at the Crown from 1883, opening a bus depot in 1899.

By the 1890s houses and shops had been built along part of Cricklewood Lane. . Cricklewood Broadway had become retail area by 1900 replacing the Victorian villas. The Queens Hall Cinema, later the Gaumont, replaced Rock Hall House, and was itself demolished in 1960. Thorverton road, was laid out in 1907, along with Caddington, and Dersingham Road, the year of the opening of Golders Green underground station. With the introduction of trams in 1904 and the motorisation of bus services by 1911, a number of important industries were established. The first of these was the Phoenix Telephone Co. in 1911 (later moved to the Hyde), quickly followed by Handley Page Ltd, aircraft manufacturers, from 1912 until 1917, at 110 Cricklewood Lane.

Cricklewood also became the home for the first Smith Crisps factory replacing the omnibus depot at Crown Yard. Having moved into new premises in Cricklewood Lane the yard was taken over by Clang electrical goods Ltd. From 1929 to 1933 the area was finally built over.

Cowhouse Farm, latterly Dickers Farm and finally Avenue Farm, was closed in 1932. From 1908 to 1935, Westcroft Farm was owned by the Home of Rest for Horses, at its peak it could house 250 horses. The Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead opened the Westcroft Estate in 1935. From the 1960s industry in the local area went into decline, and all the above-mentioned industries have left.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Avenue Farm:   Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Basing Hill Park:   
Beckford Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Brondesbury:   Brondesbury was originally "Brand’s manor", a small hamlet in Middlesex.
Childs Hill Park:   
Childs Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cricklewood:   Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden.
Earlsfields:   Between Thorplands on the east and Shoot Up Hill on the west lay several fields called Earlsfields.
Gesher Primary Special School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
Hampstead School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hope Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Kilburn:   Kilburn is an area which straddles both sides of the Edgware Road (Kilburn High Road).
London General Omnibus Depot:   The London General Omnibus Company commenced services to Regent Street from the Crown, Cricklewood in 1883, in 1899 opening a bus garage.
Marylebone Boys’ School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Maygrove Peace Park:   On 27 April 1983, Camden Council opened Maygrove Peace Park and dedicated it as a reminder of the Council's commitment to peace.
North West London Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Rimon Jewish Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Agnes RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Mulberry House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
West End Sidings Estate:   The West End Sidings Estate takes its name from the former West End railway sidings running along the Midland Railway.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s):   Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.
Rural Brondesbury (1894):   This photo says that it depicts the field where Mapesbury, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Exeter Roads are now situated.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Access to Mapesbury Dell, NW2 · Agamemnon Road, NW6 · Ash Grove, NW2 · Asmara Road, NW2 · Athelstan Gardens, NW6 · Barlow Road, NW6 · Bentley Drive, NW2 · Besant Road, NW2 · Blenheim Gardens, NW2 · Brassey Road, NW6 · Broadway Retail Park, NW2 · Brooklands Court, NW6 · Buckley Road, NW6 · Burlington Parade Edgware Road, NW2 · Burlington Parade, NW2 · Burton Road, NW6 · Caddington Road, NW2 · Callcott Road, NW6 · Candle Court Nursing Home, NW2 · Cavendish Close, NW6 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Cavendish Road, NW6 · Chandos Road, NW2 · Chanin Mews, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Cheviot Gardens, NW11 · Cheviot Gardens, NW2 · Cheviot Gate, NW2 · Childs Hill Walk, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW6 · Christchurch Court, NW6 · Clarence Road, NW6 · Cloister Road, NW2 · Cotswold Gate, NW2 · Coverdale Road, NW2 · Cranhurst Road, NW2 · Crewys Road, NW2 · Cricklewood Lane, NW2 · Cricklewood, NW2 · Cumbrian Gardens, NW2 · Dairyman Close, NW2 · Dartmouth Road, NW2 · Depot Approach, NW2 · Dersingham Road, NW2 · Dornfell Street, NW6 · Drakes Courtyard, NW6 · Dunstan Road, NW11 · Dunstan Road, NW2 · Dunster Gardens, NW6 · Dyne Road, NW6 · Ebbsfleet Road, NW2 · Elm Grove, NW2 · Elsinore Gardens, NW2 · Etrona Buildings, NW2 · Exeter Parade, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW2 · Exeter Road, NW6 · Farm Avenue, NW2 · Fordwych Road, NW2 · Forest Close, NW6 · Galsworthy Road, NW2 · Gardiner Avenue, NW2 · Garlinge Road, NW2 · Garth Road, NW2 · Gay Close, NW2 · Gillingham Road, NW2 · Gladstone Mews, NW6 · Gondar Gardens, NW6 · Granville Road, NW2 · Gratton Terrace, NW2 · Greenfield Gardens, NW2 · Hall Oak Walk, NW6 · Hamlet Square, NW11 · Hamlet Square, NW2 · Harman Close, NW2 · Harman Drive, NW2 · Hassop Road, NW2 · Hendon Way, NW2 · Henson Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Avenue, NW2 · Hocroft Road, NW2 · Hocroft Walk, NW2 · Hodford Road, NW11 · Horton Avenue, NW2 · Hoveden Road, NW2 · Howard Close, NW2 · James Avenue, NW2 · Jeymer Avenue, NW2 · Kara Way, NW2 · Kendal Court, NW2 · Kenneth Crescent, NW2 · Kenneth Cresent, NW2 · Keyes Road, NW2 · Kimberley Road, NW6 · Kingscroft Road, NW2 · Kingweston Close, NW2 · Landau House, NW2 · Lichfield Road, NW2 · Linburn House, NW6 · Llanelly Road, NW2 · Loveridge Mews, NW6 · Loveridge Road, NW6 · Lyndale Avenue, NW2 · Lyndale, NW2 · Manstone Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW2 · Mapesbury Road, NW6 · Marnham Avenue, NW2 · Melrose Avenue, NW2 · Menelik Road, NW2 · Meredith Avenue, NW2 · Mill Lane, NW2 · Minster Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW2 · Mowbray Road, NW6 · Nant Road, NW2 · Netherwood Street, NW6 · Norman Terrace, NW6 · Oak Grove, NW2 · Palmerston Road, NW6 · Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade Pennine Drive, NW2 · Pennine Parade, NW2 · Pentland Close, NW11 · Petrie Close, NW2 · Plympton Avenue, NW6 · Plympton Road, NW6 · Purbeck Drive, NW2 · Purley Avenue, NW2 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Ranulf Road, NW2 · Ravenshaw Street, NW6 · Richborough Road, NW2 · Riffel Road, NW2 · Rondu Road, NW2 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Saint Cuthberts Road, NW2 · Sanderstead Avenue, NW2 · Sarre Road, NW2 · Sheldon Road, NW2 · Shoot Up Hill, NW2 · Shoot-up Hill, NW2 · Skardu Road, NW2 · Somali Road, NW2 · Somerton Road, NW2 · St Cuthbert?s Road, NW2 · St. Gabriel’s Road, NW2 · Stanley Gardens, NW2 · Streatley Road, NW6 · Summit Court, NW2 · Sylvan Grove, NW2 · Teignmouth Road, NW2 · The Arches, NW6 · The Mansions, NW6 · The Vale, NW11 · The Vale, NW2 · Thorverton Road, NW2 · Torbay Road, NW6 · Tracey Avenue, NW2 · Walm Lane, NW2 · Waterloo Passage, NW6 · Wayne Kirkum Way, NW6 · Westbere Road, NW2 · Westcroft Close, NW2 · Westcroft Way, NW2 · Willesden Lane, NW6 · Windmill Court, NW2 · Yew Grove, NW2 ·
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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
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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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