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Flats in the Acklam Road section of the Western Avenue Extension are decorated with banners put up by residents, protesting against the new road, on the day of the opening ceremony at Paddington Green. The 2.5 mile long

Flats in the Acklam Road section of the Western Avenue Extension are decorated with banners put up by residents, protesting against the new road, on the day of the opening ceremony at Paddington Green.

The 2.5 mile long

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OTHER ACKLAM ROAD, W10 ENTRIES

Acklam Road, W10
(1866-now)

Acklam Road protests
(1970)

Kids in Acklam Road
(1970)

Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s)
(1971)

Under westway (1977)
(1977)

Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road
(1979-1979)

Go to Acklam Road, W10

Acklam Road, W10

Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway

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 suceeded the houses depicted in the photo was commonly agreed as not much of an improvement.


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.
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.
Barlby Road Primary School:   Barlby Road Primary School has long served the children of North Kensington.
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 preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11 years old based in North Kensington.
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity:   Convent in North Kensington
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.
Gas Light and Coke Company:   The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.
Help us to build a better W10!:   We are after your memories!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in St Charles Square.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.
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. 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 Mitre:   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.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Adair Road junction with Southam Street (1932):   A wet day in London W10.
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road junction with Appleford Road, March 1964
Adair 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 Westway
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
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 1950s
Political 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 War
St 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


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acklam Road, W10 · 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 · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Balliol Road, W10 · Barlby Gardens, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Basing Street, W11 · Bassett Road, W10 · Bevington Road, W10 · Bonchurch Road, W10 · Bosworth Road, W10 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Branstone Street, W10 · Brechin Place, SW7 · Bruce Close, W10 · Calverley Street, W10 · Cambridge Gardens, W10 · Canal Close, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Chesterton Road, W10 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Convent Gardens, W11 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dartmouth Close, W11 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elgin Mews, W11 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Exmoor Street, W10 · Faraday Road, W10 · Fermoy Road, W9 · Finstock Road, W10 · Folly Mews, W11 · Golborne Gardens, W10 · Golborne Mews, W10 · Golborne Road, W10 · Golden Mews, W11 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hazlewood Crescent, W10 · Hazlewood Tower, W10 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Hewer Street, W10 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hormead Road, W9 · Ivebury Court, W10 · James Collins Close, W9 · Kelfield Mews, W10 · Kingsbridge Road, W10 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Ladbroke Grove, W10 · Lancaster Road, W11 · Lavie Mews, W10 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Ledbury Road, W2 · Lionel Mews, W10 · Manchester Road, W10 · Matthew Close, W10 · Maxilla Walk, W10 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Methwold Road, W10 · Mitre Way, W10 · Morgan Road, W10 · Munro Mews, W10 · North Pole Road, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Orchard Close, W10 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Oxford Gardens, W10 · Pamber Street, W10 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Porlock Street, 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 · Rosary Gardens, SW7 · Salters Road, W10 · Scampston Mews, W10 · Silchester Street, W10 · Silvester Mews, W11 · 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 Quintin Avenue, W10 · St Quintin Gardens, 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 · Trellick Tower · Treverton Street, W10 · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Walmer Road, W10 · Walterton Road, W9 · Wedlake Street, W10 · Western Mews, W9 · Westway, W11 · Westway, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Wornington Road, W10 ·


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