Halstow Road was laid out in the 1890s.
Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Despite its proximity to the urbanised area of Victorian London, Kensal Green was developed relatively late. Roads were constructed in anticipation of housing, Halstow Road being one of them.Licence:
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|Post by RobertTub: Farmer Street, W8|
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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.
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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|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 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
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
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|Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6|
I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure
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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.
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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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|Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10|
My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
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|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
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|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,
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|Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill|
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Jacob Meir Abdellak called police telling them there was a bomb threat at Gatwick airportA man has been jailed for making a hoax bomb threat in an attempt to delay his flight because he was late.Jacob Meir Abdellak, 47, rang police and told them there was a bomb threat at Gatwick airport just eight minutes before his Norwegian flight to Los Angeles was scheduled to take off on 11 May. Continue reading...
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|Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush Market|
QPR Chief Exec Says Club Cannot Stay in Loftus Road
Linford Christie stadium is ’best, if not only’ chance for QPR to stay in W12
|VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s|
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|VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s|
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|VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s|
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|VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s|
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|VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
Kensal Green is the site of Kensal Green Cemetery, the oldest English cemetery still in operation, which contains many elaborate Victorian mausoleums, including those of William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Architects who are buried at Kensal Green are the famous Hardwick and Shaw family whose graves are by each others side.
Kensal Green is a residential area with good transport links to central London, surrounding districts include Willesden Green to the north, Harlesden to the west, Brondesbury and Queens Park to the east and Ladbroke Grove to the south. The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same district, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and railway stations.
Roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise. These boundaries are by no means fixed however and some residents are known to use both terms with little regard for geographical accuracy.
Kensal Green is first mentioned in 1253, translating from old English meaning the King's Holt
(King’s Wood). Its location marked the boundary between Willesden and the then Chelsea & Paddington, on which it remains today. It formed part of one of ten manors, most likely Chamberlayne Wood Manor, named after Canon Richard de Camera (of the Chambers).
In the fifteenth century the then Archbishop of Canterbury Henry Chichele (1414–1443), acquired lands in Willesden and Kingsbury. In 1443 he found All Souls College, Oxford and endowed it with the same lands in his will. Resultantly, most of Willesden and Kensal Green remained largely agricultural until the mid-1800s, well into the Victorian era.
In 1805, the construction of the Grand Junction Canal passed through the district to join the Regent's Canal at Paddington. As the combined Grand Union Canal, this allowed passage of commercial freight traffic from the Midlands to London Docks, and hence onwards to the River Thames.
There were two dairy farms in Kensal Green by the early 1800s, which expanded greatly after the 1864 Act of Parliament which made it illegal to keep cattle within the City of London. Although by the late 1800s residential development had greatly reduced the farmland, still in the 1890s many sheep and pigs were raised in the district. One of the farms later became a United Dairies creamery, supplied by milk trains from Mitre Bridge Junction.
Rapid residential development led to local commissioners reporting in 1880 that there was inadequate drainage and sewerage facilities, with most houses having only improved access to what were the old agricultural drains. In that same year, All Souls College started to develop its lands north west of Kilburn Lane, including All Souls Avenue and College Road, with adjacent roads being named after leading Fellows of the college, and the installation of new sewerage facilities across the district. The college donated lands on which to build Kensal Rise Reading Room, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in 1897. Opened by United States author Mark Twain in 1901, it was later extended and renamed Kensal Rise Library.
Kensal Green station opened on 1 October 1916 on the New Line on the north side of the existing London and North Western Railway (LNWR) tracks from Euston to Watford.
1950 to 1963 at 3 woodnook road, sw16
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: house with gas mantles, kitchen range, bread and milk delivered by horse drawn vans.Admiral Blake (The Cowshed)
: The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.Ark Brunel Primary Academy
: Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.Bales College
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 20. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bassett House School
: Bassett House School is a mixed independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
: Brondesbury College for Boys is a selective independent school for boys. Brondesbury College London
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity
: Convent in North KensingtonChamberlayne Farm
: Chamberlain (Wood) Farm developed out of the manor of Chambers, named after Richard de Camera, an early 13th century cleric.Clayton 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.Gas Light and Coke Company
: The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.Kensal Green
: Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.Kensal House
: There are two Kensal Houses in London W10 - this was the originalKensal Rise
: Former location of the National Athletic GroundsKensington 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.
Malorees Junior School
: Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.Manor School
: Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.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.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)Oxford Gardens Primary School
: Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.Princess Frederica CofE Primary School
: Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.Princess Frederica School
: Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.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.Queens Park Community School
: Queens Park Community School (commonly abbreviated to QPCS) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status.Queens Park Community School
: Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Queens Park Estate
: The part of Queen's Park which is in the W10 postcode and City of Westminster, is known as the Queens Park Estate.Saint John the Evangelist
: Saint John’s Church stands on the busy crossroads of Harrow Road, Kilburn Lane and Ladbroke Grove and on the boundaries of the London Boroughs of Brent, Kensington and the City of Westminster, in which it stands. 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’s Children’s Centre
: This is a children’s centre.The Eagle
: The Eagle, on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Telford Road.The Flora
: The Flora is situated on Harrow Road, W10.The Foresters
: A lost pub of London W10The Lloyd Williamson School
: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 1 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
: From the sixteenth century onwards, the Plough stood beside the Harrow Road.The Prince of Wales (Chilled Eskimo)
: A pub in Kensal TownThe Underground Map
: The Underground Map is a project which is creating a history website for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.Three Trees Children’s Centre
: This is a children’s centre.Western Arms
: The Western Arms was a pub situated on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Kensal 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.Harrow Road, Kensal Green (1900s)
: The corner of Ravensworth Road and Harrow Road in NW10.Kensal Rise (1907)
: Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.Ladbroke 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 1950sRackham 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.Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s)
: Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.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’.Western 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.
Adela Street, W10
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Admiral Mews, W10
· Alma Place, NW10
· Archway Close, W10
· Ashburnham Road, NW10
· Aylestone Avenue, NW6
· Balliol Road, W10
· Banister Road, W10
· Barlby Gardens, W10
· Barlby Road, W10
· Bassett Road, W10
· Bayford Road, NW10
· Blake Close, W10
· Bolton Gardens, NW10
· Bonchurch Road, W10
· Bramley Street, W10
· Branstone Street, W10
· Bridge House, NW10
· Brondesbury Park, NW6
· Bruce Close, W10
· Brunel Mews, W10
· Buller Road, NW10
· Burrows Road, NW10
· Calderon Place, W10
· Canal Close, W10
· Canal Way, W10
· Chamberlayne Road, NW10
· Chesterton Road, W10
· Chevening Road, NW6
· Chudleigh Road, NW6
· Clement Close, NW6
· Clifford Gardens, NW10
· Compton Road, NW10
· Crediton Road, NW10
· Creighton Road, NW6
· Crowthorne Road, W10
· Dalgarno Gardens, W10
· Dalgarno Way, W10
· Dundonald Road, NW10
· Earlsmead Road, NW10
· Egerton Gardens, NW10
· Exmoor Street, W10
· Faraday Road, W10
· Felixstowe Road, NW10
· Fifth Avenue, W10
· Finstock Road, W10
· Fortune Gate Road, NW10
· Greyhound Road, NW10
· Halstow Road, NW10
· Hanover Road, NW10
· Hanover West, NW10
· Harvist Road, NW10
· Hawthorn Walk, W10
· Hazel Road, NW10
· Hewer Street, W10
· Highlever Road, W10
· Hiley Road, NW10
· Hill Farm Road, W10
· Humber Drive, W10
· Huxley Street, W10
· Ilbert Street, W10
· Ivebury Court, W10
· Kelfield Gardens, W10
· Kelfield Mews, W10
· Kempe Road, NW10
· Kempe Road, NW6
· Kensal House, W10
· Keslake Mansions, NW10
· Keslake Road, NW6
· Keslake Road, NW6
· Kings Parade, NW10
· Kingsbridge Road, W10
· Ladbroke Grove, W10
· Langler Road, NW10
· Latimer Place, W10
· Lavie Mews, W10
· Leigh Gardens, NW10
· Liddell Gardens, NW10
· Linden Avenue, NW10
· Lionel Mews, W10
· Malton Road, W10
· Manor House Drive, NW6
· Maple Walk, W10
· Matthew Close, W10
· Maxilla Gardens, W10
· Maxilla Gardens, W10
· Maxilla Walk, W10
· Methwold Road, W10
· Middle Row, W10
· Millwood Street, W10
· Milman Road, NW6
· Mortimer Road, NW10
· Mount Pleasant Road, NW10
· Mount Pleasant Road, NW2
· Mount Pleasant Road, NW6
· Norburn Street, W10
· North Pole Road, W10
· Nursery Lane, W10
· Oakworth Road, W10
· Okehampton Road, NW10
· Okehampton Road, NW6
· Oliphant Street, W10
· Oxford Gardens, W10
· Pangbourne Avenue, W10
· Peach Road, W10
· Pember Road, NW10
· Peploe Road, NW6
· Plough Close, NW10
· Porlock Street, W10
· Purves Road, NW10
· Rackham Street, W10
· Rainham Road, NW10
· Ravensworth Road, NW10
· Raymede Street, W10
· Regent Street, NW10
· Ronan Walk, W10
· Rootes Drive, W10
· Ruston Mews, W11
· Saint Charles Place, W10
· Saint Charles Square, W10
· Saint Helens Gardens, W10
· Saint Mark’s Road, W10
· Saint Marks Road, W10
· Saint Quintin Avenue, W10
· Saint Quintin Gardens, W10
· Salters Road, W10
· Scampston Mews, W10
· Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y
· Shrewsbury Street, W10
· Sidmouth Parade, NW2
· Sidmouth Road, NW2
· Sixth Avenue, W10
· Snarsgate Street, W10
· Southern Row, W10
· St Charles Place, W10
· St Charles Square, W10
· St Helens Gardens, W10
· St Hildas Close, NW6
· St Johns Terrace, W10
· St Laurence Close, NW6
· St Laurences Close, NW6
· St Margaret’s Road, NW10
· St Margaret’s Road, BR3
· St Marks Road, W10
· St Mark’s Road, W10
· St Quintin Avenue, W10
· St Quintin Gardens, W10
· St. Mark’s Road, W10
· St. Mark’s Road, W10
· Station Terrace, NW10
· Sunbeam Crescent, W10
· Sycamore Walk, W10
· The Quadrant, W10
· Tiverton Road, NW10
· Trevelyan Gardens, NW10
· Treverton Street, W10
· Trinity Mews, W10
· Victor Road, NW10
· Wakeman Road, NW10
· Wallingford Avenue, W10
· Warfield Road, NW10
· Webb Close, W10
· Wellington Road, NW10
· West Row, W10
· Western Dwellings
· Westview Close, W10
· Whitmore Gardens, NW10
· Wrentham Avenue, NW10