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Alba Place is part of the Colville Conservation Area.

Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Lancaster Road, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.

Alba Place is located on the site of an original Mews but has been redeveloped to a degree that it no longer contains any surviving Mews properties. It is a gated cul-de-sac off Portobello Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, almost opposite Hayden’s Place (another redeveloped Mews). It contains 16 properties used for residential purposes.

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24 Jun 2017
16:57
IP: 164.132.161.90
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Post from Bayswater
Driver arrested after crashing car into Abbey Street wall
A man has been arrested for theft of a motor vehicle after crashing a Jaguar into the wall of a housing estate in Bermondsey.

http://feeds.london-se1.co.uk/~r/se1-news/~3/wqaw1UEz_cU/9288
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24 Jun 2017
11:05
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Post from Royal Oak
Police fear some Grenfell victims will never be identified
Scotland Yard's Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack today told of the horrific scenes investigators face in the devastated London tower block.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4633414/Police-fear-Grenfell-victims-never-identified.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Grenfell Tower charity single tops chart two days after release
Cover version of Bridge over Troubled Water by 50 UK musicians becomes second-fastest selling single of 2017Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single has soared to the top of the singles chart just two days after its release.Fifty of Britain's biggest musical names contributed to the cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, which has now been declared the second fastest-selling single of the year, according to the Official Charts Company. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jun/23/grenfell-tower-charity-single-tops-chart-two-days-after-release-bridge-over-troubled-water
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23 Jun 2017
17:11
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Post from Royal Oak
Six hundred high-rises in England thought to have flammable cladding
Council estimate emerges as PM says urgent tests on buildings taking place in wake of Grenfell Tower disasterCouncils in England estimate that about 600 high-rise buildings have similar flammable exterior cladding to that used on Grenfell Tower. The estimate, revealed by Downing Street, came as Theresa May told parliament that urgent tests were taking place around the country to see how many tower blocks might be at risk following the devastating fire in west London. Related: Grenfell fire: a number of tower blocks have same flammable cladding, says Theresa May - Politics live Related: Rehousing of Grenfell Tower families in luxury block receives mixed response Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/22/flammable-cladding-found-on-other-flats-after-grenfell-fire-says-may
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23 Jun 2017
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Grenfell Tower fire: police consider manslaughter charges
Detectives say building's insulation and tiles failed fire safety tests and they are establishing if use was illegalPolice have said they are considering manslaughter charges in relation to the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze as they revealed that both the insulation and tiles at the building failed safety tests.Det Supt Fiona McCormack, who is overseeing the investigation, said on Friday that officers had established that the initial cause of the fire was a fridge-freezer and that it was not started deliberately. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/23/grenfell-tower-fire-police-considering-manslaughter-charges
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23 Jun 2017
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London residents' horror at same cladding as Grenfell
High rise block residents today told of their horror that their homes are covered with the same combustible cladding that is blamed for the Grenfell Tower inferno that killed at least 79 people.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4629202/High-rise-residents-horror-cladding-Grenfell.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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23 Jun 2017
17:11
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Council outsourcing leads to loss of crucial expertise | Letters
Council outsourcing leads to loss of crucial expertise | Letters

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/22/council-outsourcing-leads-to-loss-of-crucial-expertise
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23 Jun 2017
08:03
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Pot Noodles and crisp sarnies as a guilty pleasures street food festival comes to King's Cross
Street foodies Kerb will be embracing the most shameful of snacks

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/pot-noodles-and-crisp-sarnies-as-a-guilty-pleasures-street-food-festival-comes-to-king-s-cross-a3570671.html
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22 Jun 2017
19:57
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Post from High Street Kensington
London boroughs see biggest house sale falls in the country
London areas were among the top fallers for house sales in the country over the last year, and did not appear among top risers, analysis has found.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-boroughs-see-biggest-house-sale-falls-in-the-country-a3569686.html
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22 Jun 2017
19:12
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Post from Shepherds Bush
UK's longest fire ladder helps Grenfell Tower body hunt
So far, 79 people have been confirmed dead in the west London disaster, but residents believe this could have been much lower with the aid of 137ft device, which has only now been made available.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4619444/UK-s-longest-fire-ladder-helps-Grenfell-Tower-body-hunt.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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22 Jun 2017
19:12
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Post from Shepherds Bush
Grenfell Tower survivors denied relief cash over no ID
Nearly a week on from the tower block blaze that killed at least 79 people, those working with families displaced by the fire have hit out at the chaotic relief effort.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4620738/Fresh-problems-Grenville-Tower-survivors-relief-effort.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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22 Jun 2017
19:12
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The 43-year-old supermodel sported a crisp white shirt totally adorned with images of what appeared to be the rock legend, 73
The 43-year-old supermodel sported a crisp white shirt totally adorned with images of what appeared to be the rock legend, 73

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4625658/Kate-Moss-enjoys-lunch-dad-brother-London.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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22 Jun 2017
19:12
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Post from Shepherds Bush
Grenfell Tower survivors put in B&B with no shower, says councillor
Grenfell Tower survivors put in B&B with no shower, says councillor

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/19/grenfell-tower-survivors-put-in-bb-with-no-shower-says-councillor
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22 Jun 2017
19:12
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jun/21/justice-for-grenfell-day-of-rage-protesters-demonstrate-in-central-london-video
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22 Jun 2017
09:58
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Post from Royal Oak
The government has bought up 68 flats in the lavish new apartment block on Kensington High Street to house those who lost their homes in the fire which killed at least 79 people.
The government has bought up 68 flats in the lavish new apartment block on Kensington High Street to house those who lost their homes in the fire which killed at least 79 people.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4625368/Grenfell-Tower-survivors-homes-2billion-block.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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Notting Hill

Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...

Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market.

The word Notting might originate from a Saxon called Cnotta with the =ing part indicating "the place inhibited by the people of" - i.e. where Cnotta’s tribe lived. There was a farm called variously "Knotting-Bernes,", "Knutting-Barnes" or "Nutting-barns" and this name was transferred to the hill above it.

The area remained rural until the westward expansion of London reached Bayswater in the early 19th century. The main landowner in Notting Hill was the Ladbroke family, and from the 1820s James Weller Ladbroke began to undertake the development of the Ladbroke Estate. Working with the architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, Ladbroke began to lay out streets and houses, with a view to turning the area into a fashionable suburb of the capital (although the development did not get seriously under way until the 1840s). Many of these streets bear the Ladbroke name, including Ladbroke Grove, the main north-south axis of the area, and Ladbroke Square, the largest private garden square in London.

The original idea was to call the district Kensington Park, and other roads (notably Kensington Park Road and Kensington Park Gardens) are reminders of this. The local telephone prefix 7727 (originally 727) is based on the old telephone exchange name of PARk.

The reputation of the district altered over the course of the 20th century. As middle class households ceased to employ servants, the large Notting Hill houses lost their market and were increasingly split into multiple occupation.

For much of the 20th century the large houses were subdivided into multi-occupancy rentals. Caribbean immigrants were drawn to the area in the 1950s, partly because of the cheap rents, but were exploited by slum landlords like Peter Rachman, and also became the target of white racist Teddy Boys in the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.

Notting Hill was slowly gentrified from the 1980s onwards now has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross).

A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase the ’Notting Hill Set’ to refer to a group of emerging Conservative politicians, such as David Cameron and George Osborne, who were once based in Notting Hill.

Since it was first developed in the 1830s, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and ’alternative’ culture.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A 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 Road
Acklam Road Adventure Playground:   Acklam Road Adventure Playground was created in the 1960s.
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.
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Horbury Chapel (Kensington Temple):   In September 1849, the Horbury Chapel, Notting Hill was officially opened.
I Was Lord Kitchenerís Valet:   I Was Lord Kitchenerís Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.
Kensington Hippodrome:   The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecourse built in Notting Hill, London, in 1837, by entrepreneur John Whyte.
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.
Ladbroke Square Garden:   Ladbroke Square communal garden lies in Notting Hill.
Luxurious sewers:   The effluent society
Mercury Theatre:   The Mercury Theatre was situated at 2a Ladbroke Road, next to the Kensington Temple.
North Kensington Library:   North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of Londonís finest public libraries.
Notting Hill:   Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...
Portobello Farm:   Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Greenís Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
St Johnís Hill:   St Johnís Hill is the highest point in the area.
St Johnís, Notting Hill:   St Johnís Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church built in 1845 in Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill.
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 Brittania:   The Brittania was situated on the corner of Clarendon Road and Portland Road, W11.
The Crown:   The Crown was situated at 57 Princedale Road.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne 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.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Albert Hotel (1900s):   The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Political meeting (1920s):   Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acklam Road, W10 · Addison Avenue, W11 · Alba Place, W11 · All Saints Road, W11 · Arundel Gardens, W11 · Bangor Street, W11 · Basing Street, W11 · Bevington Road, W10 · Blenheim Crescent, W11 · Bulmer Mews, W11 · Cambridge Gardens, W10 · Chepstow Crescent, W11 · Chepstow Villas, W11 · Clarendon Road, W11 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Codrington Mews, W11 · Colville Gardens, W11 · Colville Mews, W11 · Colville Road, W11 · Colville Square, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Convent Gardens, W11 · Cornwall Crescent, W11 · Dale Row, W11 · Darnley Terrace, W11 · Denbigh Close, W11 · Denbigh Road, W11 · Denbigh Terrace, W11 · Elgin Crescent, W11 · Elgin Mews, W11 · Evesham Street, W11 · Folly Mews, W11 · Freston Road, W11 · Golborne Mews, W10 · Golborne Road, W10 · Golden Mews, W11 · Haydenís Place, W11 · Haydenís Place, W11 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Holland Park Avenue, W11 · Holland Road, W11 · Horbury Crescent, W11 · Horbury Mews, W11 · Hunt Close, W11 · Kenley Street, W11 · Kensington Park Gardens, W11 · Kensington Park Mews, W11 · Kensington Park Road, W11 · Kingsdale Gardens, W11 · Ladbroke Crescent, W11 · Ladbroke Gardens, W11 · Ladbroke Grove, W11 · Ladbroke Road, W11 · Ladbroke Square, W11 · Ladbroke Terrace, W11 · Ladbroke Walk, W11 · Lambton Place, W11 · Lancaster Road, W11 · Lansdowne Crescent, W11 · Lansdowne Cresent, W11 · Lansdowne Rise, W11 · Lansdowne Road, W11 · Lansdowne Walk, W11 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Mews North, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Lonsdale Road, W11 · Lorne Gardens, W11 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Morgan Road, W10 · Munro Mews, W10 · Needham Road, W11 · Norland Place, W11 · Norland Road, W11 · Norland Square, W11 · Olaf Street, W11 · Orchard Close, W10 · Pembridge Crescent, W11 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Mews, W11 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembridge Villas, W11 · Pencombe Mews, W11 · Penzance Place, W11 · Portland Road, W11 · Portobello Green, W10 · Portobello Road, W11 · Pottery Lane, W11 · Powis Gardens, W11 · Powis Mews, W11 · Powis Square, W11 · Powis Terrace, W11 · Princedale Road, W11 · Princes Place, W11 · Queensdale Crecent, W11 · Queensdale Crescent, W11 · Queensdale Place, W11 · Queensdale Road, W11 · Queensdale Walk, W11 · Raddington Road, W10 · Rosehart Mews, W11 · Rosmead Road, W11 · Royal Crescent Mews, W11 · Royal Crescent, W11 · Royal Cresent Mews, W11 · Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 · Silvester Mews, W11 · Simon Close, W11 · St Anns Villas, W11 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St James Gardens, W11 · St Jamesís Gardens, W11 · St Johnís Mews, W11 · St Lawrence Terrace, W10 · St Lukes Mews, W11 · St Lukeís Mews, W11 · St Lukeís Road, W11 · St Markís Place, W11 · St. Johns Gardens, W11 · Stanley Crescent, W11 · Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 · Stanley Gardens, W11 · Swanscombe House, W11 · Swanscombe Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W11 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Mews, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Testerton Walk, W11 · Thorpe Close, W10 · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Vernon Yard, W11 · Walmer Road, W11 · Wellington Close, W11 · West Cross Route, W11 · Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W11 · Westway, W11 · Wheatstone Road, W10 · Wilby Mews, W11 · Wilsham Street, W11 · Wilsham Street, W11 ·


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Everchanging Mews
The mewses of old London Town.
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Old Notting Hill/North Ken History
Facebook group, covering the history of W10 and W11.
North Kensington Histories
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Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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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