Bryan Avenue, NW10

Road in/near Willesden, existing between 1935 and now

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



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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 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.
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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
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WhatsApp ’gay’ row stabbing: Man guilty of murder
Paul Akinnuoye stabbed Jordan Wright after the two traded "gay" insults on WhatsApp.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43158183
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Met police chief to visit Scotland for ideas to reduce knife crime
Cressida Dick will travel to Glasgow to hear how stabbings were dramatically reducedThe Metropolitan police commissioner is travelling to Scotland to seek a solution to London’s knife crime epidemic, after two men were stabbed to death within two hours of each other in Camden on Tuesday night.Cressida Dick will visit Glasgow on Friday to learn more about Police Scotland’s pioneering work on tackling knife crime in the city once known as the stabbing capital of Europe. Related: How Scotland reduced knife deaths among young people Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/22/met-pol

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’Don’t call police over KFC crisis’
The fried chicken shortage at KFC is "not a police matter", fast food lovers are warned.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43140836
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Two men stabbed to death in north London as 2018 toll reaches 15
Met police launch two separate murder investigations, but say they have not ruled out a link Two men have been stabbed to death within two hours of each other in the same London borough, bringing the number of people fatally wounded with knives in the capital in 2018 to at least 15. The Metropolitan police launched two separate murder investigations into the killings on Tuesday night but said they had not ruled out the possibility of a link between them. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/21/two-men-stabbed-to-death-camden-north-london
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Woman spared jail after pushing man on Tube track
Paris Valeta Bregazzi shoved PC Sam Chegwin after he told her to "calm down", a court heard.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43127415
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Airlines sound alarm over ’blank cheque’ for Heathrow third runway
Airlines sound alarm over ’blank cheque’ for Heathrow third runway

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/20/heathrow-third-runway-british-airways-virgin-easyjet-sound-alarm-over-blank-cheque
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Drug-swallow suspect ’holding back nature’
A drug dealer who swallowed evidence prevents evacuation of his bowels for 32 days, an Essex court hears.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43113660
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London fashion week storms the palace (and the galleries)
London fashion week storms the palace (and the galleries)

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/feb/19/london-fashion-week-storms-the-palace-and-the-galleries-commonwealth-exchange-erdem
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Rochdale 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Steve Davies’ dramatic injury-time equaliser earns League One Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Tottenham.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43020991
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Thames Tunnel archive comes home to Brunel Museum
Thames Tunnel archive comes home to Brunel Museum

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/18/thames-tunnel-archive-comes-home-to-brunel-museum
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London Fashion Week: How Christopher Bailey changed Burberry
The Burberry boss has his final show at London Fashion Week, before he leaves later this year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43093581
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London’s Labour leaders in new row over Walthamstow regeneration plans
London’s Labour leaders in new row over Walthamstow regeneration plans

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/17/waltham-forest-regeneration-stella-creasy-coghill-private-finance
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'God's Plan': Drake had $1m to spend on music video, and he gave it all to strangers
'We gave it all away. Don't tell the label.'

https://www.standard.co.uk/home/standard-showbiz/gods-plan-drake-had-1m-to-spend-on-music-video-and-he-gave-it-all-to-strangers-a3769001.html
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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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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.



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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.
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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