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Christobel Warren-Jones
Christobel Warren-Jones   
Added: 26 Feb 2018 13:50 GMT   
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Post by Christobel Warren-Jones: Hurley Road, SE11

Hurley Road was off Kennington Lane, just west of Renfrew Raod, not where indicated on this map. My Dad was born at number 4 in 1912. It no longer exists but the name is remembered in Hurley House, Hurley Clinic and Hurley Pre-School

Johnshort
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Post by Johnshort: Hurley Road, SE11

There were stables in the road mid way also Danny reading had coal delivery lorry.n

Robert smitherman
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Post by Robert smitherman: Saunders Street, SE11

I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Post by LDNnews: Piccadilly Circus

Dynamo looks happy and healthy as he steps out in London


Dynamo looks happy and healthy as he steps out in London


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5851659/Dynamo-looks-happy-healthy-steps-London-amid-battle-Crohns-disease.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Post by LDNnews: Covent Garden
Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell, 12, 'fighting for life' after medicinal cannabis oil confiscated at Heathrow
An epileptic boy whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow is in a life-threatening condition, his mother has said.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/epileptic-boy-12-who-had-medicinal-cannabis-oil-confiscated-at-heathrow-in-life-threatening-a3864501.html

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Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died
Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16294366.Andrew_Lloyd_Webber_leads_tributes_to__phenomenal__Woolwich-born_musician_who_has_died/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: St. Jamess Park
Police hunt man who sexually assaulted schoolgirl on Greenwich bus
Police are on the hunt for the man who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl on a bus in Greenwich.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16296169.Police_hunt_man_who_sexually_assaulted_schoolgirl_on_Greenwich_bus/?ref=rss

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Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder signs new long-term deal
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44502464

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Post by LDNnews: Covent Garden
Lewisham East by-election result: Who is Labour's Janet Daby?
Labour’s Janet Daby has been named as Lewisham East’s new MP.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/lewisham-east-byelection-result-who-is-labours-janet-daby-a3863866.html

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Morning update: There for you every morning

Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Thursday’s child has far to go. Friday’s child is filled with unrelenting optimism for the weekend in sight but must first take heed to important traffic and travel updates.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16292762.Morning_update__There_for_you_every_morning/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: St. Jamess Park
Woman pushing daughter in buggy is latest victim of ’mugger who targets young mums’
A mum pushing her two-year-old daughter in a buggy has become the latest victim of a violent mugger who targets young mums.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16292975.Woman_pushing_daughter_in_buggy_is_latest_victim_of___39_mugger_who_targets_young_mums__39_/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Piccadilly Circus

Grenfell anniversary LIVE: London marks a year since the devastating fire which killed 72


A year after the horrendous blaze that killed 72 people, Grenfell Tower has been illuminated to mark the first anniversary of the disaster.


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Grenfell Tower anniversary: 'Let us pray that no community has to grieve again like this one has,' says Bishop of Kensington
From the "ashes of the tower" must rise a determination that such a blaze will never again happen in Britain, a Grenfell memorial service was told today.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/grenfell-anniversary-let-us-pray-that-no-community-has-to-grieve-again-like-this-one-has-says-bishop-a3863046.html

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Post by LDNnews: St. Jamess Park
’Have you ever dabbed with Paul Pogba’ - Jose Mourinho pays visit to Wimbledon school

A group of Wimbledon students got the shock of their lives recently when Jose Mourinho popped by for a visit.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16291071._Have_you_ever_dabbed_with_Paul_Pogba__-_Jose_Mourinho_pays_visit_to_Wimbledon_school/?ref=rss

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Police appeal to trace missing man from Sidcup
An appeal has been issued to find a man who has been missing since Tuesday.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16290868.Police_appeal_to_trace_missing_man_from_Sidcup/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Piccadilly Circus
Grenfell Tower fire survivor returns to destroyed flat
Antonio Roncolato was trapped on the 10th floor of the burning tower block for six hours.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44466924

VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1900s
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Westminster

Westminster - heart of government.

Westminster lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the Westminster System, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The term Westminster Village, sometimes used in the context of British politics, does not refer to a geographical area at all; employed especially in the phrase Westminster Village gossip, it denotes a supposedly close social circle of Members of Parliament, political journalists, so-called spin doctors and others connected to events in the Palace of Westminster.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.









LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
Apollo Victoria Theatre:   The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre, across from London Victoria Station.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Goring Hotel:   The Goring Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England.
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Marsham Street Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
Royal Mews:   The Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
St Matthew’s School, Westminster:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   
Victoria Palace Theatre:   Victoria Palace Theatre stands opposite Victoria Station.
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey:   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.
Westminster Abbey Choir School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
Westminster Cathedral:   The ’Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Westminster Cathedral Choir School:   Westminster Cathedral Choir School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys in Victoria.
Westminster School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 12 and 19.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).
Parker Street looking east (1905):   Before being renamed to Matthew Parker Street, old Parker Street was a Westminster slum.
Strand (1890s):   The Strand in the 1890s


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abingdon Street, SW1P · Adam Street, WC2R · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Archway Mall, N19 · Barton Street, SW1P · Bennett’s Yard, SW1P · Bridge Street, SW1A · Broad Sanctuary, SW1H · Broad Sanctuary, SW1P · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Cannon Street, WC2N · Canon Row, SW1A · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · Carting Lane, WC2R · Chandos Place, WC2N · Charing Cross, SW1A · Chubb Court, SW20 · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Cowley Street, SW1P · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Dartmouth Street, SW1H · Dean Farrar Street, SW1H · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Dean Trench Street, SW1P · Deans Yard, SW1P · Derby Gate, SW1A · Downing Street, SW1A · Duck Island Cottage, SW1A · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Embankment Place, WC2N · Exeter Street, WC2R · Gayfere Street, SW1P · George Court, WC2N · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great College Street, SW1P · Great George Street, SW1P · Great Peter Street, SW1P · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Horseferry Road, SW1P · Hungerford House, WC2N · Hyde Park, SW1A · Irving Street, WC2H · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · John Adam Street, WC2N · King Charles Street, SW1A · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Little Cloisters, SW1P · Little College Street, SW1P · Little Deans Yard, SW1P · Little George Street, SW1P · Lord North Street, SW1P · Marsham Street, SW1P · Matthew Parker Street, SW1H · Millbank, SE1 · Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A · North Court, SW1P · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Old Palace Yard, SW1P · Old Queen Street, SW1H · Orange Street, WC2H · Page Street, SW1P · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Square, SW1P · Parliament Street, SW1A · Plymouth Devonport Constituency, SW1A · Queens Gardens, SW1A · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · Robert Street, WC2N · Rochford Southend East, SW1A · Romney Street, SW1P · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Showing every photo/image so far featured, SW1W · Smith Square, SW1P · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Margaret Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · St Vincents Centre, SW1P · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · The Arches, WC2N · The Gallery, E20 · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Sanctuary, SW1P · The Strand, WC2N · The Terrace, SW1A · The Terrace, SW1P · Tothill Street, SW1H · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Tufton Street, SW1P · Victoria Chambers, SW1P · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Villiers Street, WC2N · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Westminster Bridge, SE1 · Westminster Bridge, SW1A · Westminster Central Hall, SW1H · Westminster Mansions, SW1P · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · William IV Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, WC2N ·

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Maps


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

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
G. F. Cruchley

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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 covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, 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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