Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road
The early work of Cabaret Voltaire consisted primarily of Dada-influenced performance art, and the group would eventually develop to become a pioneer of electronic and industrial music. Emerging from the post-punk era, the group would go on to marry their experimental sensibilities with dance, techno, electronica, and wider forms of popular music. They are often characterised as among the most innovative and influential electronic groups of their era.
Here, Cabaret Voltaire struck a classic post-punk industrial pose by a Westway
pillar adorned with a poster advertising their gig with Red Crayola, prag-VEC and Scritti Politti. Licence:
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|Post by Frank Dawson: Saint Marks Place, W11|
My mum was the housekeeper for the vicar of St Marks Church which was in St Marks Place Notting Hill from 1961 until 1963. The vicarage was around the corner in Blenheim Ces. I can?t find any old photographs of the church
The Green family
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|Post by The Green family: Rackham Street, W10|
We lived at no 6 Rackham street until we were bombed out during the war.My father was Thomas Green and mother Hilda(Hall). It had a sweet shop and a Catholic church at the end of the road.
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|Post by Susan Dunmore: Gas Light and Coke Company|
my brother remembers going to the Gas Light and Coke Company in Ladbrooke Grove on a Saturday morning with empty coal sacks to buy bags of coke taking an pram.
Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT
|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: 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.
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|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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|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: 20 Jun 2018 15:40 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak|
The Monarch of the Glen to go on display at National Gallery
Painting of stag will be shown alongside Peter Blake version owned by Paul McCartneyThe Monarch of the Glen, one of Scotland’s most recognisable and reproduced artworks, is to go on display at the National Gallery in London alongside a Peter Blake version owned by Sir Paul McCartney.Edwin Landseer’s painting of a stag in a misty Highlands landscape will be displayed at the gallery for the first time in more than 160 years over the Christmas period. Related: Courtauld’s 19th-century masters to return to France Continue reading...
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Added: 20 Jun 2018 15:27 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Aldwych|
Royal Crescent, W11
The Royal Crescent is a Grade II* listed street in Holland Park.
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Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
|OTHER ACKLAM ROAD, W10 ENTRIES|
Acklam Road was built in c.1866 under the aegis of the Land and House Investment Society Ltd.
For the following one hundred years, it continued a quiet existence until the Westway elevated motorway was built alongside it - demolishing one side of the street as it was constructed.
Residents were subjected to first the noise and disruption of the construction. Then, as the motorway opened, continual traffic noise.
The estate which succeeded the houses was commonly agreed as not much of an improvement.
A seminal gig
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: 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.All Saints Church
: All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.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 mixed independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bevington Primary School
: Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity
: Convent in North KensingtonChepstow House School
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Clare Gardens Children’s Centre
: This is a children’s centre.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.Duke of Cornwall (The Ledbury)
: The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.Early Years Service at Holmfield House
: This is a children’s centre.Epic Learning Independent School
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 18.Gas Light and Coke Company
: The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.Golborne Children’s Centre
: This is a children’s centre.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.Instituto Espanol Canada Blanch
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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.Kensington Memorial Park
: La Petite Ecole Bilingue
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
La Petite Ecole Francaise
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Little Wormwood Scrubs Recreation Ground
: Maxilla Nursery School
: Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.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)Notting Hill Preparatory School
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.Oxford Gardens Primary School
: Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.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 Elizabeth II Jubilee School
: Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.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.Sion-Manning Catholic Girls’ School
: Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Charles Catholic Primary School
: Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College
: St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College
: Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.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 Quintin’s Children’s Centre
: This is a children’s centre.St Thomas’ CofE Primary School
: Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.St. Joseph's Home
: St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.The Apollo
: The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.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 Lloyd Williamson School
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 1 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
: The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.The Prince of Wales Cinema
: The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.The Tabernacle
: The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square built in 1887 as a church.Westbourne Park
: Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.Weston’s Cider House
: In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road. 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.Albert Hotel (1900s)
: The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).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 Westway
Acklam Road, W10
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Adair Road, W10
· Adair Tower, W10
· Admiral Mews, W10
· Alba Place, W11
· Aldridge Road Villas, W11
· All Saints Road, 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 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
· Clydesdale Road, W11
· Colville Houses, W11
· Convent Gardens, W11
· Dalgarno Gardens, W10
· Dalgarno Way, W10
· Dartmouth Close, W11
· Dunworth Mews, W11
· Edenham Way, W10
· Elgin Mews, W11
· Elkstone Road, W10
· Exmoor Street, W10
· Eynham Road, W12
· Faraday Road, W10
· Fermoy Road, W9
· 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
· Great Western Road, W11
· Great Western Road, W9
· Great Western Studios, W9
· Hayden’s Place, W11
· Hayden’s Place, W11
· Hayden’s Place, W11
· Hazlewood Crescent, W10
· Hazlewood Tower, W10
· Hedgegate Court, W11
· Hewer Street, W10
· Highlever Road, W10
· Hill Farm Road, W10
· Hormead Road, W9
· Humber Drive, W10
· Ivebury Court, W10
· James Collins Close, W9
· James House Appleford Road, W10
· Kelfield Gardens, W10
· Kelfield Mews, W10
· Kensington West, W14
· Kingsbridge Road, W10
· Ladbroke Grove, W10
· Lancaster Road, W11
· Latimer Place, W10
· Lavie Mews, W10
· Leamington House, W11
· Leamington Road Villas, W11
· Ledbury Road, W11
· Ledbury Road, W2
· Lionel Mews, W10
· Malton Mews, W10
· Manchester Drive, W10
· Manchester Road, W10
· Matthew Close, W10
· Maxilla Walk, W10
· Mcgregor Road, W11
· Methwold Road, W10
· Millwood Street, W10
· Mitre Way, W10
· Morgan Road, W10
· Munro Mews, W10
· Nascot Street, W12
· Norburn Street, W10
· North Pole Road, W10
· North Pole Road, W12
· 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
· Powis Gardens, W11
· Powis Mews, W11
· Powis Square, W11
· Powis Terrace, W11
· Rackham Street, W10
· Raddington Road, W10
· Raymede Street, W10
· Rootes Drive, W10
· 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 Luke’s Road, W11
· Saint Lukes Mews, W11
· 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
· 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 Lukes Mews, W11
· St Luke’s Mews, W11
· St Luke’s Road, W11
· St Marks Road, W10
· 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
· Talbot Road, W11
· Tavistock Crescent, W11
· Tavistock Mews, W11
· Tavistock Road, W11
· Telford Road, W10
· Thorpe Close, W10
· Tollbridge Close, W10
· Trellick Tower
· Treverton Street, W10
· Verdi Crescent, W10
· Wallingford Avenue, W10
· Walmer Road, W10
· Walterton Road, W9
· Webb Close, W10
· Wedlake Street, W10
· Western Mews, W9
· Westview Close, W10
· Westway, W10
· Wheatstone Road, W10
· Woodfield Place, W9
· Woodfield Road, W9
· Wornington Road, W10