Gaumont State

Cinema in/near Brondesbury Park, existed between 1937 and 1990

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Gaumont State in its heyday.

The Gaumont State Cinema is a Grade II listed Art Deco theatre. While it still exists, it is no longer a cinema.

Designed by George Coles and opened in 1937, the Gaumont State was one of the biggest auditoria in Europe, with seating for 4004 people.

The name "State" is said to come from the 37 metre tower, inspired by the Empire State Building in New York City. It can be seen for miles around, and bears the name "STATE" in large red neon letters.

The Gaumont State’s American Deco-inspired exterior, covered in cream ceramic tiles, is a sharp contrast to its green Italian Renaissance interior.

The interior was designed in the opulent style of cinemas of the day, and includes a Wurlitzer organ which is today one of the largest fully functioning Wurlitzer organs in Britain. It is also one of the few cinema organs remaining in their original locations.

The Gaumont State Theatre was opened by Gaumont Super Cinemas on 20 December 1937 with an ‘All Star Variety Show’ on stage, with stars appearing including Gracie Fields, Larry Adler, George Formby and Henry Hall & his Band and the opening was broadcast live on the BBC radio. The variety show had a five days run, then the Gaumont State

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VIEW THE BRONDESBURY PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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Brondesbury Park

Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.

Brondesbury Park the suburb is centred on the railway station of the same name. It has a number of open spaces, such as Queen's Park and Tiverton Green.

The area was rural until the coming of the railway. The Hampstead Junction Railway route between Willesden Junction (Low Level) and Camden Road (via Gospel Oak) opened in 1860, but at first there were no stations west of Brondesbury. The line was absorbed by the London and North Western Railway in 1867, but it was not until 1 June 1908 that a station at Brondesbury Park was opened.

But already by 1887, Salusbury Road, running parallel to the Edgware Road, joined Kilburn to Brondesbury and Willesden Green. The whole of the Church Commissioners' estate east of Salusbury Road and south of the L. & N.W.R. was built on and there were patches of building and a complete street layout on the Kilburn Park estate to the south. North of the L. & N.W.R. line the street plan was laid out as far as Victoria Road and building was complete on the former Tanners Mead (north of Kilburn Lane and west of Edgware Road) and Elm Lodge estate. There was some building on both sides of the Hampstead Junction line. The rest of the area between the Hampstead Junction line and Willesden Lane was built up during the late 1880s. South of Willesden Lane building stretched westward to Paddington cemetery and along Brondesbury Road as far as Salusbury Road by 1896. Most of the Kilburn Park estate was built up, and south of the L. & N.W.R. building stretched westward to merge with Kensal Green.

Brondesbury along with Brondesbury Park attracted a lot of Irish immigrants and then, after the 1930s, many German Jewish people. Willesden as a whole had 3.5 per cent of the population born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria in 1951, a lot of these in Brondesbury Park.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Brondesbury College:   Brondesbury College for Boys is a selective independent school for boys.
Brondesbury Park:   Brondesbury Park is an affluent suburb and electoral ward of the London Borough of Brent.
Cannon Stream:   The Cannon Stream was, before it was sent underground, a tributary of the Westbourne River.
Islamia Primary School:   Islamia Primary School is a voluntary aided primary, Islamic faith school.
Kilburn Grange Park:   Kilburn Grange Park is a 3.2 hectare open space adjacent to Kilburn High Road.
Kingsgate Community Centre:   Kingsgate Community Association was set up in 1982 by a group of local people who wished to establish a community centre in what was then a derelict building.
Oaklands Hall:   On the west side of West End Lane, Charles Spain bought 5 acres and between 1829 and 1838 built York Villa.
Queens Park Community School:   Queens Park Community School (commonly abbreviated to QPCS) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
The Grange:   The Grange was a large mansion situated on Kilburn High Road until the turn of the twentieth century.
West End Park:   West End Park was created from fields known as the 'Little Estate'.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Kilburn High Road (1880s):   This photo was taken on the corner of Kilburn High Road and Eresby Road, which has since disappeared.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Addison Court, NW6 · Albion Mews, NW6 · Aldershot Road, NW6 · Algernon Road, NW6 · Athelstan Gardens, NW6 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · B505, NW6 · Birchington Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Mews, NW6 · Brondesbury Park, NW6 · Brondesbury Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Villas, NW6 · Brooksville Avenue, NW6 · Buckley Road, NW6 · Burton Road, NW6 · Callcott Road, NW6 · Charteris Road, NW6 · Christchurch Avenue, NW2 · Christchurch Avenue, NW6 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Clement Close, NW6 · Colas Mews, NW6 · College Parade, NW6 · College Yard, NW6 · Cotleigh Road, NW6 · Coventry Close, NW6 · Daynor House, NW6 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Douglas Court, NW6 · Douglas Road, NW6 · Drakes Courtyard, NW6 · Dunster Gardens, NW6 · Dynham Road, NW6 · Esmond Road, NW6 · Forest Close, NW6 · Gascony Avenue, NW6 · Gladys Road, NW6 · Glengall Road, NW6 · Grange Place, NW6 · Grangeway, NW6 · Hartland Road, NW6 · Hazelmere Road, NW6 · Hemstal Road, NW6 · Hilltop Road, NW6 · Honiton Road, NW6 · Kenilworth Road, NW6 · Kilburn Bridge, NW6 · Kilburn Place, NW6 · Kimberley Road, NW6 · Kings Gardens, NW6 · Kingsgate Place, NW6 · Kingsgate Road, NW6 · Kingsley Road, NW6 · Kylemore Road, NW6 · Lincoln Mews, NW6 · Linstead Street, NW6 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Lowfield Road, NW6 · Lynton Road, NW6 · Mallard Close, NW6 · Manor House Drive, NW6 · Mazenod Avenue, NW6 · Messina Avenue, NW6 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Mutrix Road, NW6 · Netherwood Street, NW6 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Palmerston Road, NW6 · Priory Park Road, NW6 · Quex Mews, NW6 · Quex Road, NW6 · Rosedene, NW6 · Sherriff Road, NW6 · Smyrna Road, NW6 · St Hildas Close, NW6 · St Julians Road, NW6 · Streatley Road, NW6 · Swiss Terrace, NW6 · Tennyson Road, NW6 · The Avenue, NW6 · The Quadrant, NW6 · The Terrace, NW6 · Torbay Road, NW6 · Victoria Mews, NW6 · Victoria Road, NW6 · Waterloo Passage, NW6 · Webheath, NW6 · Wells Court, NW6 · Winchester Avenue, NW6 · Woodville Road, NW6 ·


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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.
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