Golborne Road, heart of North Kensington, was named after Dean Golbourne, at one time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington.
North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.
Until the middle of the nineteenth century it was no more than a country footpath crossing the fields of Portobello Farm, but in 1870 the road was widened, shops were built and the road was extended over the railway.
It was planted with trees and named Britannia Road
. Later the trees were cut down and the street was called Golbourne
and later Golborne Road
By the beginning of the twentieth century, the area was one of the most overcrowded and poverty-stricken in London.
The thoroughfare was extensively bombed during WWII, after which the Victorian-era slums were cleared to make way for the Trellick and the Swinbrook and Wornington estates, which housed immigrant arrivals from the Caribbean.
Stella McCartney moved into a chapel on Golborne Road next to a curry house in 2002, heralding its arrival as a fashionable destination. Now going the way of upmarket Portobello Road
(which intersects it), gastropubs have swallowed up the local hostalries.
At the north of the road is Meanwhile Gardens, a community park, which sits in the shadow of Ernö Goldfinger's 98 metre Grade II listed Trellick Tower
. The road starts with launderettes and 1960s architecture but, as you cross south over the bridge, it becomes a Victorian-era street.
Golborne Road market operates six days a week with opening times are the same as Portobello Road
. During the week the market offers mainly fruit, vegetables, takeaway food, and household goods. On Friday and Saturday the market really comes alive with a busy second hand and bric-a-brac section. Golborne Road market has its own quirky ambiance distinct to that of nearby Portobello, with an eclectic mix of international food stalls and local services.
Golborne Road these days also serves as the hub of thriving Portuguese and North African communities.Licence:
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|Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10|
Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!
Added: 16 Mar 2018 03:39 GMT
|Post by Vallie Webster: Tunis Road, W12|
I visited my grandmother who lived on Tunis Road from Canada in approximately 1967-68. I remember the Rag and Bone man who came down the road with a horse and milk delivered to the door with cream on the top. I also remember having to use an outhouse in the back of the row house. No indoor plumbing. We had to have a bath in a big metal tub (like a horse trough) in the middle of the kitchen filled with boiled water on the stove. Very different from Canada. My moms madin name was Hardcastle. Interesting to see the maps. Google maps also brings the world closer.
Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT
|Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10|
In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.
I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.
Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.
I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.
Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT
|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.
BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
Added: 27 Dec 2017 14:48 GMT
|Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10|
I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:
Best wishes to all.
Added: 19 Dec 2017 17:12 GMT
|Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11|
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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Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT
|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.
Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT
|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
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|Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11|
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.
Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT
|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
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT
|Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10|
My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT
|Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11|
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
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT
|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,
Added: 19 Apr 2018 12:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Goldhawk Road|
Briain’s Got Talent Moves to Hammersmith Apollo
Free tickets available soon for live shows at end of May
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|Post by LDNnews: Goldhawk Road|
ISIS ’Beatle’ Accused of Organising W12 Terror Plot
Kotey was in contact with Hassane, jailed for planning to attack police station and barracks
Added: 17 Apr 2018 14:00 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Goldhawk Road|
Local Youngsters Showcase Their Inventions at White City Campus
Phoenix Academy’s Maddena Hadafmand wins top prize in Imperial’s Maker Challenge
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North Kensington was rural until the 19th century when it was developed as an suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.
During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove
and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.
Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.
The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.
6 East Row, W10: Scott Hatton
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: Scott Hatton lived here in 1960A 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 RoadAcklam Road Adventure Playground
: Acklam Road Adventure Playground was created in the 1960s.Admiral Blake (The Cowshed)
: The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.Barlby Road Primary School
: Barlby Road Primary School has long served the children of North Kensington.Basing Street (SARM) Studios
: SARM Studios is a recording studio, established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.Bassett House School
: Bassett House School is a preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11 years old based in North Kensington. Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road
: Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity
: Convent in North KensingtonClayton Arms
: A pub which was situated halfway down West Row in Kensal Town.Color Printing Works
: Color (sic) Printing Works featured on the 1900 map of North Kensington.Dissenters’ Chapel
: The Dissenters’ Chapel is a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery, recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.Emslie Horniman Pleasance
: Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance
: Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance is the traditional starting point for the Notting Hill Carnival.
Gas Light and Coke Company
: The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet
: I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.Jack of Newbury
: The Jack of Newbury stood at the corner of East Row and Kensal Road until it was bombed on 2 October 1940.Kensal Town
: Soapsuds IslandKensington Memorial Park
: Kensington Park Hotel
: The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.Ladbroke Grove
: Ladbroke Grove is a road in the North Kensington/Notting Hill. Running from Notting Hill itself in the south to Kensal Green in the north, it straddles the W10 and W11 postal districts. Little Wormwood Scrubs Recreation Ground
: Middle Row Bus Garage
: Middle Row Bus Garage was situated on the corner of Conlan Street and Middle Row, W10.Middle Row School
: Middle Row School was established in the late 19th century to provide education to the children of Kensal New Town.Nokes Estate
: Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.North Kensington Library
: North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.North Kensington
: North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.Notting Hill Barn Farm
: Notting Barns Farm was one of two farms in the North Kensington area.Notting Hill in Bygone Days: St. Charles’s Ward
: Chapter 10 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)Portobello Farm
: Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.Portobello Green
: Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens. Princess Louise Hospital
: The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.Queen Victoria/Narrow Boat
: The 'Vic' was the first building on the right when crossing the canal going north along Ladbroke Grove.Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School
: Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in St Charles Square.St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College
: St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.St Charles Hospital
: The St Marylebone workhouse infirmary was opened in 1881 on Rackham Street, North Kensington and received a congratulatory letter from Florence Nightingale.St Martins Mission
: Saint Martin's Mission was originally known as Rackham Hall as it was situated on Rackham Street. St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs
: St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs - two spellings missing from the modern map.St. Joseph's Home
: St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road
: From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family. The Eagle
: The Eagle, on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Telford Road.The Earl Derby
: The Earl Derby stood on the corner of Southern Row and Bosworth Road.The Foresters
: A lost pub of London W10The Mitre
: The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.The Prince of Wales (Chilled Eskimo)
: A pub in Kensal TownWedlake Street Baths
: In a time when most had somewhere to live but few had somewhere to wash at home, public baths were the place to go...Acklam Road protests
: Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the WestwayAdair Road junction with Southam Street (1932)
: A wet day in London W10.Adair Road, W10
: Adair Road junction with Appleford Road, March 1964Adair Road, W10
: Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders.Corner of Rackham Street, Ladbroke Grove (1950)
: The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.Exmoor Street (1950)
: Photographed just after the Second World War, looking north along Exmoor Street.Golborne Road bridge (1960s)
: We think that this photo dates from the late 1960s, according to fashions and car registrations.Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s)
: Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the WestwayKids in Acklam Road
: Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the WestwayLadbroke Grove looking north (1900)
: This early 1900s image was taken just south of the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Treverton Street.Ladbroke Grove looking north (1950)
: Ladbroke Grove on the corner of St Charles Sqaure taken outside the Eagle
public house, looking north, just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.Ladbroke Grove railway bridge
: Looking north over Bartle Bridge in the 1950sPolitical meeting (1920s)
: Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.Rackham Street, eastern end (1950)
: The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.Rackham Street, western end (1950)
: A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.St Charles Square after bombing (1950)
: A corner of St Charles Square looking north, just after the Second World WarSt Charles Square ready for redevelopment (1951)
: Photographed in 1951, the corner of St Charles Square and Ladbroke Grove looking northwest just after the Second World War.St Charles’ Square Training College (1908)
: St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s)
: Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.The Victoria (1920s)
: The Victoria later became the Narrow Boat before it ’conveniently burned down’.Under westway (1977)
: Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the WestwayWestern Dwellings from below (1960s)
: This photo was taken from the bottom of Southern Row steps.William Miller's Yard
: William Miller's Yard stood in Chapel Place, West Row.
13 Bonchurch Road, W10
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· 16 Bonchurch Road, W10
· 20 Bonchurch Road, W10
· 22 Bonchurch Road, W10
· 27 Bevington Road, W10
· 3 Bonchurch Road, W10
· 88 Bevington Road, W10
· Acklam Road, W10
· Adair Road Garages, W10
· Adair Road, W10
· Adair Tower, W10
· Admiral Mews, W10
· Alba Place, W11
· Appleford House, W10
· Appleford Road, W10
· Archway Close, W10
· Athlone Gate, W10
· Balliol Road, W10
· Barlby Gardens, W10
· Barlby Road, W10
· Basing Street, W11
· Bassett Road, W10
· Bevington Road, W10
· Blagrove Road, W10
· Blake Close, W10
· Bonchurch Road, W10
· Bosworth House Bosworth Road, W10
· Bosworth Road, W10
· Bracewell Road, W10
· Branstone Street, W10
· Brewster Gardens, W10
· Bruce Close, W10
· Budge’s Walk, SW7
· Calderon Place, W10
· Calverley Street, W10
· Cambridge Gardens, W10
· Canal Close, W10
· Canal Way, W10
· Chesterton Road, W10
· Colbeck Mews, SW7
· Conlan Street, W10
· Convent Gardens, W11
· Dalgarno Gardens, W10
· Dalgarno Way, W10
· Dunworth Mews, W11
· East Row, W10
· Elgin Mews, W11
· Elkstone Road, W10
· Elkstone Road, W9
· Exmoor Street, W10
· Eynham Road, W12
· Faraday Road, W10
· Finstock Road, W10
· Flower Walk, SW7
· Flower Walk, W2
· Folly Mews, W11
· Glenroy Street, W12
· Golborne Gardens, W10
· Golborne Mews, W10
· Golborne Road, W10
· Golden Mews, W11
· Hayden’s Place, W11
· Hayden’s Place, W11
· Hayden’s Place, W11
· Hazelwood Crescent, W10
· Hazlewood Crescent, W10
· Hazlewood Tower, W10
· Hewer Street, W10
· Highlever Road, W10
· Hill Farm Road, W10
· Humber Drive, W10
· Ivebury Court, W10
· James Collins Close, W9
· James House Appleford Road, W10
· Kelfield Gardens, W10
· Kelfield Mews, W10
· Kensal Road, W10
· Kensington West, W14
· Kingsbridge Road, W10
· Ladbroke Crescent, W11
· Ladbroke Grove, W10
· Lancaster Road, W11
· Latimer Place, W10
· Lavie Mews, W10
· Lionel Mews, W10
· Malton Mews, W10
· Malton Road, W10
· Manchester Drive, W10
· Manchester Road, W10
· Matthew Close, W10
· Maxilla Walk, W10
· Methwold Road, W10
· Middle Row, W10
· Millwood Street, W10
· Mitre Way, W10
· Montrose Court, SW7
· Morgan Road, W10
· Munro Mews, W10
· Nascot Street, W12
· Norburn Street, W10
· North Pole Road, W10
· North Pole Road, W12
· North Terrace, SW7
· Nursery Lane, W10
· Oakworth Road, W10
· Orchard Close, W10
· Oxford Gardens, W10
· Pamber Street, W10
· Pangbourne Avenue, W10
· Porlock Street, W10
· Portobello Road, W10
· Portobello Road, W11
· Rackham Street, W10
· Raddington Road, W10
· Raymede Street, W10
· Rillington Place, W11
· Rootes Drive, W10
· Rosary Gardens, SW7
· Ruston Mews, W11
· Saint Charles Place, W10
· Saint Charles Square, W10
· Saint Ervans Road, W10
· Saint Helens Gardens, W10
· Saint Josephs Close, W10
· Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10
· Saint Mark’s Road, W10
· Saint Marks Road, W10
· Saint Michaels Gardens, W10
· Saint Quintin Avenue, W10
· Saint Quintin Gardens, W10
· Salters Road, W10
· Scampston Mews, W10
· Scrubs Lane, W12
· Shinfield Street, W12
· Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y
· Shrewsbury Street, W10
· Silchester Street, W10
· Silvester Mews, W11
· Snarsgate Street, W10
· Southam House Adair Road, W10
· Southam Street, W10
· Southern Row, W10
· St Andrews Square, W11
· St Charles Place, W10
· St Charles Square, W10
· St Ervans Road, W10
· St Helens Gardens, W10
· St Johns Terrace, W10
· St Lawrence Terrace, W10
· St Marks Road, W10
· St Marks Road, W11
· St Mark’s Road, W10
· St Quintin Avenue, W10
· St Quintin Gardens, W10
· St. Columbs House, 9 - 39 Blagrove Road, W10
· St. Mark’s Road, W10
· St. Mark’s Road, W10
· Sunbeam Crescent, W10
· Sutton Way, W10
· Tavistock Mews, W11
· Telford Road, W10
· Thorpe Close, W10
· Tollbridge Close, W10
· Trellick Tower
· Treverton Street, W10
· Wallingford Avenue, W10
· Walmer Road, W10
· Webb Close, W10
· Wedlake Street, W10
· West Row, W10
· Western Dwellings
· Westview Close, W10
· Westway Roundabout, W10
· Westway, W10
· Westway, W11
· Wheatstone Road, W10
· Wornington Road, W10