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Acton Central railway station is on the North London Line, now part of the London Overground system, between South Acton and Willesden Junction.

The station was opened as Acton on 1 August 1853 by the North and South Western Junction Railway (N&SWJR), but was renamed Acton Central on 1 November 1925.

Between 1875 and 1902 it was connected with St Pancras via the Dudding Hill Line, which branches off the North London Line between Acton Central and Willesden Junction. Harlesden (Midland) railway station was the next stop on the line north. The Dudding Hill Line is still open today, but only carries freight.

Acton Central station was named for closure by the 1963 Beeching Report, also known as the Beeching Axe.

The station is where trains change power supply from overhead line equipment (AC) to Third rail (DC), or vice versa, depending on direction of travel.

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Richard Cooper
Richard Cooper   
Added: 12 Jul 2018 19:29 GMT   
IP: 86.154.16.3
2:1:350
Post by Richard Cooper: Caithness Road, W14

I was in a wine bar at the Brook Street end of South Molton Lane yesterday and they displayed a large triptech map of central and west London - updated. From the names of the tube stations it must have been around 1870. Anyway, Brook Green was undeveloped, had a road running through it and a number of the road names have changed since. Caithness Road was called Masbro road (which still exists north of Blythe Road).

Ian Gammons
Ian Gammons   
Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT   
IP: 81.131.100.203
2:2:350
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!


Vallie Webster
Vallie Webster   
Added: 16 Mar 2018 03:39 GMT   
IP: 142.114.172.35
2:3:350
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.


Norman Norrington
Norman Norrington   
Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT   
IP: 90.194.159.199
2:4:350
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.

Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd   
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
IP: 90.255.234.91
2:5:350
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.

Susan Wright
Susan Wright   
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   
IP: 120.154.67.244
2:6:350
Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

Patricia Neafsey
Patricia Neafsey   
Added: 4 Sep 2017 15:55 GMT   
IP: 72.200.171.94
2:7:350
Post by Patricia Neafsey: Fishers Lane, W4

My ancestors (Dady) lived in Myrtle Cottage, Fishers Lane in 1900 or so. Do you have any information? Was it associated with a manor house?

jim curtis
jim curtis   
Added: 18 Aug 2017 15:58 GMT   
IP: 92.238.32.194
2:8:350
Post by jim curtis: Shaftesbury Road, TW9

my grandparents lived @ no23 for many years.We used to have christmas dinner there then all walk round to great aunt mabels at 97 lower mortlake road for the great evenings fun & games,all sides of the family maybe 25-30 people.unfortunatley after granddad died it all petered out about 1960.Very sad. dont seem to have good times like those now.

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VIEW THE ACTON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE ACTON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ACTON CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1830s
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Acton:   Acton is a large area within the London Borough of Ealing, some 6 miles (10 km) west of Charing Cross.
Acton Park:   
Ark Byron Primary Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Derwentwater Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
East Acton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
John Perryn Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
London Bunka Yochien School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 6. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Maples Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Maples Children’s Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Orchard House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A4000, NW10 · Acacia Road, W3 · Acton Lane, W3 · Acton Lane, W4 · Acton Park Industrial Estate The Vale, W3 · Acton Park Industrial Estate, W3 · Alexandra Road, W4 · Alfred Road, W3 · Allison Road, W3 · Anderson Close, W3 · Antrobus Road, W4 · Baldwyn Gardens, W3 · Balfour Road, W3 · Beaconsfield Road, W4 · Beaumont Road, W4 · Bedford Corner, W4 · Bedford Park, W4 · Bedford Road, W4 · Bell Industrial Estate, W4 · Berrymead Gardens, W3 · Berrymede Road, W4 · Birkbeck Avenue, W3 · Birkbeck Road, W3 · Brett Villas, W3 · Bridgman Road, W4 · Brookfield Road, W4 · Brougham Road, W3 · Brouncker Road, W3 · Burlington Gardens, W3 · Carelia Court, W4 · Caulfield Road, W3 · Cecil Road, W3 · Centre Avenue, W3 · Chapter Close, W4 · Chaucer Road, W3 · Church Path, W4 · Churchfield Road, W3 · Clement Close, W4 · Cloister Road, W3 · Clovelly Road, W4 · Concord Road Western Avenue, W3 · Conway Grove, W3 · Copenhagen Gardens, W4 · Cotton Avenue, W3 · Court Way, W3 · Cowper Road, W3 · Crane Avenue, W3 · Cromwell Close, W3 · Cumberland Park, W3 · Cumberland Road, W3 · Cunnington Street, W4 · Curtis Drive, W3 · Disraeli Close, W4 · East Churchfield Road, W3 · Eastbourne Avenue, W3 · Eastfields Road, W3 · Eastman Road, W3 · Emanuel Avenue, W3 · Eridge Road, W4 · Esmond Road, W4 · Evelyn Road, W4 · Evershed Walk, W4 · Fairlawn Avenue, W4 · Fairlawn Court, W4 · Faraday Road, W3 · Ferguson Drive, W3 · Fletcher Road, W4 · Friars Place Lane, W3 · Friars Way, W3 · Friary Road, W3 · Gibbon Road, W3 · Gladstone Road, W4 · Gloucester Road, W3 · Goldsmith Avenue, W3 · Goldsmith Road, W3 · Goldsmiths Close, W3 · Grafton Road, W3 · Graham Road, W4 · Grove Place, W3 · Grove Road, W3 · Hamilton Road, W4 · Hardwicke Road, W4 · Hatfield Road, W4 · Highlands Avenue, W3 · Horn Lane, W3 · Jenner Avenue, W3 · Joseph Avenue, W3 · Kent Road, W4 · Kingscote Road, W4 · Kingswood Road, W4 · Leamington Park, W3 · Leythe Road, W3 · Locarno Road, W3 · Lowfield Road, W3 · Maldon Road, W3 · Mansell Road, W3 · Marlborough Crescent, W4 · Meon Road, W3 · Messaline Avenue, W3 · Milton Road, W3 · Montgomery Road, W4 · Myrtle Road, W3 · Namco House Acton Park Industrial Estate, W3 · Newburgh Road, W3 · Newton Avenue, W3 · Newton Grove, W4 · Oldham Terrace, W3 · Park View, W3 · Perry Avenue, W3 · Perryn Road, W3 · Petersfield Road, W3 · Portal Way, W3 · Prideaux Place, W3 · Queen Anne’s Grove, W4 · Queen Anns Grove, W4 · Ramillies Road, W4 · Ramsay Road, W3 · Ravenscroft Road, W4 · Reynolds Road, W4 · Rosebank Way, W3 · Rothschild Road, W4 · Rugbey Road, W4 · Rusthall Avenue, W4 · Saint Albans Avenue, W4 · Salisbury Street, W3 · Saltcoats Road, W4 · Saville Road, W4 · Seacole Close, W3 · Seymour Road, W4 · Shaa Road, W3 · Shakespeare Road, W3 · Shirley Road, W4 · Shopping Precinct, W3 · Simpson Drive, W3 · Somerset Road, W4 · South Parade, W4 · Southfield Road, W4 · Sparks Close, W3 · Speldhurst Road, W4 · Spencer Road, W3 · St Albans Avenue, W4 · St Dunstans Avenue, W3 · St Georges Road, W4 · St. Albans Avenue, W4 · St. Dunstans Avenue, W3 · Stanley Gardens, W3 · Stanley Road, W4 · Steele Road, W4 · Strauss Road, W4 · Strelley Way, W3 · Summerlands Avenue, W3 · The Approach, W3 · The Avenue, W4 · The Crescent, W3 · The Drive, W3 · The Orchard, W4 · The Plaza, W3 · Vale Grove, W3 · Vanbrugh Road, W4 · Victoria Industrial Estate, W3 · Victoria Road, W3 · Vyner Road, W3 · Wadhurst Road, W4 · Wales Farm Road, W3 · Westbourne Avenue, W3 · Western Avenue, W3 · Western Court, W3 · Wilkinson Way, W4 · Winchester Street, W3 · Woodhurst Road, W3 · York Road, W3 ·
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John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (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 covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith 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.
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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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