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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 1950ís and 1960ís. 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 mumís bus badge. Happy times they were.
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didnít 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 donít 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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wow so beautiful
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After a two-year declutter and revamp, the Sir Joseph Hotung gallery will allow visitors to view Asian antiquities up closeFor decades, the Amaravati sculptures, a stupendous collection of early Buddhist art considered one of the greatest treasures in the British Museum, have been poorly lit and difficult for visitors to see close up.On Thursday, they will be displayed in their full glory when the central London museum reopens its largest gallery to the public after a two-year renovation. Continue reading...

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Hamilton wows West End audiences after Broadway transfer

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Wanted Lee Mapstone: Swindon man who mocked police arrested
Lee Mapstone was arrested at an address in Swindon on Wednesday.

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The astonishing neglect of Grenfell survivors is part of a national malaise | Pilgrim Tucker
The astonishing neglect of Grenfell survivors is part of a national malaise | Pilgrim Tucker

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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1860s
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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.

The pub was named after General Sir John Stuart who was made Count of Maida by King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Sicily after the victory at the Battle of Maida in 1806. Previously the fields here had been the highest part of Paddington at 120 feet above sea level and called "Hill House Fields".

By 1810 the locality was being marked as ‘Maida’ on maps. The Maida Hill tunnel, begun in 1812, was the first canal tunnel to be built in London and is the second longest. Its route had to be altered to avoid the Portman estate, which had refused passage through its property.

The part of Edgware Road immediately north of the Regent’s Canal was subsequently called Maida Hill, and later Maida Hill East, while modern Little Venice was formerly Maida Hill West. The whole name then migrated west and renamed an area previously known as St Peter’s Park.

Modern Maida Hill is bounded to the north and east by Shirland Road, in the west by Walterton Road with the Regent's Canal to the south.

The name had fallen out of use but, in the mid 2000s, the 414 bus route revived the name as its destination on Shirland Road. Then a new street market on the Piazza at the junction of Elgin Avenue and Harrow Road deened itself in Maida Hill.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A seminal gig:   Once upon a time in 1979, Joy Division, OMD and A Certain Ratio were on the same bill - and all for £1.50.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
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.
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Maryís Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The Windsor Castle:   The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
West Kilburn:   West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.
Westonís Cider House:   In 1930 Westonís opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Harrow Road (1920s):   Harrow Road in the 1920s, looking south east towards the Prince of Wales pub and the Emmanuel Church spire.
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
A40, W10 · A40, W12 · A40, W2 · Abinger Mews, W9 · Acklam Road, W10 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · Amberley Road, W9 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Burlington Close, W9 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Coomassie Road, W9 · Downfield Close, W9 · Drayford Close, W9 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Elkstone Road, W9 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Fermoy Road, W9 · Fernhead Road, W9 · First Avenue, W10 · Goldney Road, W9 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W2 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hermes Close, W9 · Hormead Road, W9 · James Collins Close, W9 · Lancefield Street, W10 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Lydford Road, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Morgan Road, W10 · Oakington Road, W9 · Pennymore Walk, W9 · Riverton Close, W9 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Mews, W9 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St Lukeís Road, W11 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Trellick Tower · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Western Mews, W9 · Westway, W9 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 ·


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Maps


Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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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