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Bryan Avenue runs from Peter Avenue to Donnington Road in Willesden.



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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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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.

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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

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Even now Labour voters back remain. The party must show that they matter | Zoe Williams
Even now Labour voters back remain. The party must show that they matter | Zoe Williams

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/21/labour-voters-back-remain-lewisham-east-soft-brexit

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Mitcham stabbing: Young man knifed to death on south-west London street
A young man has died after he was repeatedly stabbed on a street in south-west London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/mitcham-stabbing-young-man-knifed-to-death-on-southwest-london-street-a3843796.html

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The regional divide is more than the north and London | Letters
The regional divide is more than the north and London | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/20/the-regional-divide-is-more-than-the-north-and-london

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Santi Cazorla set to leave Arsenal as Villarreal offer return to Spanish star
Santi Cazorla has been offered the chance to spend pre-season with his former club Villarreal with his Arsenal contract due to expire.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/santi-cazorla-expected-to-leave-arsenal-as-villarreal-offer-return-to-spanish-star-a3843841.html

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Fire advice is to flee as tests show Grenfell-style cladding unsafe
Fire advice is to flee as tests show Grenfell-style cladding unsafe

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/19/grenfell-tower-fire-tests-cladding-unsafe-fire-brigade-advice-to-flee

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Lewisham East byelection: Janet Daby to stand for Labour
Council’s deputy mayor, who is viewed as a moderate, selected to fight for ultra-safe seat in JuneThe deputy mayor of Lewisham council has been chosen by Labour to fight a byelection in the area in June. Janet Daby, viewed as a moderate in the party, beat two other candidates after a hustings on Saturday to be selected as the candidate for the ultra-safe Labour seat of Lewisham East. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/19/lewisham-east-byelection-janet-daby-to-stand-for-labour

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Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page set for planning permission showdown


Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page set for planning permission showdown


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5745421/Robbie-Williams-Jimmy-Page-set-public-showdown-council-approves-extension-plans.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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London activists paper over TV show poster of actors pointing guns
Men cover up weapons on ad for Sky’s Bulletproof over concerns about violent crimeTwo men have papered over a billboard in east London due to concerns that it glamorises violence at a time of rising crime in the capital, earning praise from the local MP and attracting criticism from the actors portrayed on the hoarding.The poster for Sky’s police comedy Bulletproof features two gun-toting actors, one of whom is pointing his weapon as though he were about to enter combat.Wasn’t a priest but a local dad who felt that promoting guns in a community with a gun crime problem not the way to tackle it so applied some creative thinking to alternatives...#onlyinE17 #walthamstow https://t.co/Otm3SFhJgt Related: Manchester police chief opposes officers routinely carry

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Lottie Moss showcases her legs in a thigh-skimming min in Chelsea


The model, 20, appeared to be reminiscing on sun-soaked holidays earlier in the day. However it seemed Lottie Moss got over her holiday blues by meeting up with a gal pal in Chelsea on Thursday.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5741467/Lottie-Moss-showcases-toned-legs-thigh-skimming-min.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Sharp fall in Met’s conviction rate for rape and murder
Sharp fall in Met’s conviction rate for rape and murder

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/17/metropolitan-police-london-rape-murder-conviction-fall

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Rail commuters warned of disruption in timetables shake-up
Govia Thameslink Railway is bringing in extra services but is withdrawing othersHundreds of thousands of rail commuters in the south-east have been advised to check train times and expect disruption as the biggest-ever change to timetables comes into effect on Sunday.Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Britain’s largest rail franchise, covering a quarter of all journeys, has rescheduled every train as it brings in more than 400 extra services a day.Why is this rail timetable change significant? Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/17/govia-thameslink-rail-commuters-war

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Pervert who faked being doctor to sexually assault pregnant woman at London hospital jailed
A pervert who faked being a doctor to sexually assault a heavily pregnant woman has been jailed for more than six years.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-who-faked-being-doctor-to-sexually-assault-pregnant-woman-at-london-hospital-jailed-a3841106.html

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Grenfell review will not call for ban on combustible cladding
Grenfell review will not call for ban on combustible cladding

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/16/grenfell-review-will-not-call-for-ban-on-combustible-cladding

VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Willesden

Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.

The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Willesdune, meaning the "Hill of the Spring" and a settlement bearing this name dates back to 939 AD.

Willesden was bounded on the north-east by the Roman Watling Street, later Edgware Road, on the north and west by the river Brent, and on the south-east by the Kilburn brook. An ancient track, some of it forming part of Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane, marked most of the southern boundary. The soil is mostly heavy and poorly drained clay, probably once covered by thick oak forest and well-adapted to the grass farming that characterised the area from the 18th century.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, the town was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell’s house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of "notable images" including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a "holy well" which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The river Brent, running from north-east to south-west, flooded frequently. It was dammed between 1835 and 1839 to form the Welsh Harp along the northern boundary, but although the reservoir and feeders to the canal reduced the Brent it remained capable of serious flooding. The principal tributary of the Brent in Willesden was the Mitchell brook which entered the Brent north of Stonebridge and was itself formed from two tributaries. The northern branch, called the Sherrick or Slade brook, rose near Edgware Road at Cricklewood and flowed through Sherrick green where it was joined by a stream flowing northwards from Willesden Green. The southern branch rose south of Willesden Green and flowed west and north through the open fields. South-east of the Brondesbury ridge the land drained into the Kilburn brook, also known as West Bourne, Ranelagh Sewer, or Bayswater rivulet.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until 1875, when its population was 18,500. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo line, and later the Jubilee line.

Willesden became an urban district in 1894 and a municipal borough in 1933. In 1965, it joined Wembley and Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as many factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline. To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723. The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Dudden Hill Farm:   Duddenhill (Duddinghill) Farm lay on Dudden Hill Lane north of Willesden.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Willesden:   Willesden before it was absorbed by London, was the most populous borough in Middlesex.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexander Avenue, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Bryan Avenue, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Colin Road, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Donnington Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Harcourt House, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · High Road, NW2 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Kings Road, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Sapcote Trading Centre, NW10 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 ·

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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Hampstead (1762).
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.
John Rocque, The Strand, 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.
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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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