The Everyman, in Heath Street, Hampstead, opened as a cinema on 26 December 1933.
The building was first opened as the Hampstead Drill Hall and Assembly Rooms in the 1880s. Later it was transformed into a theatre, the Everyman Theatre, which opened in 1920 under the direction of Norman MacDermott (1890–1977) with the first British production of Jacinto Benavente’s The Bonds of Interest (Los intereses creados, 1907). You Never Can Tell, opened two weeks later and was a success, leading to the performance of more revivals from George Bernard Shaw. Some of the greatest of modern plays were performed on its stage, and many actors now famous made their bow at the Everyman Theatre. Noël Coward’s The Vortex was first performed there.
Sir Gerald du Maurier presided at the opening of the Everyman and the first programme consisted of Le Million, Turbulent Timber, a Mack Sennett comedy, a Disney cartoon and Paramount News.
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Golders Lodge was built by Captain Alexander Wedderburn MacKenzie of the 67th Regiment of Foot. The ghost of Golders Lodge story probably came about when the body of his long dead sister Hannah was discovered in a bathroom of the rambling house. He had performed some sort of ceremony over the body but had neglected to bury her, this was then swiftly arranged. He was declared insane and died in Pembroke House, Hackney in November 1865.
I am trying to find any information out about 3 Erskine Road. NW3. I have just come across an old identity card which was my Grandmothers, dated 1946 , this being where she then lived. If anyone can give me any information about this area then, or old photographs, that would be really good.
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
I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.
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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Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.
Hampstead is on a steep hill and the tube station platforms are the deepest on the London Underground network, at 58.5 metres below ground level. It has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground.
Although early records of Hampstead itself can be found in a grant by King Ethelred the Unready to the monastery of St. Peter's at Westminster (AD 986) and it is referred to in the Domesday Book (1086), the history of Hampstead is generally traced back to the 17th century.
Trustees of the Well started advertising the medicinal qualities of the chalybeate waters (water impregnated with iron) in 1700. Although Hampstead Wells was initially successful, its popularity declined in the 1800s due to competition with other London spas. The spa was demolished in 1882, although a water fountain was left behind.
Hampstead started to expand following the opening of the North London Railway in the 1860s (now on the London Overground), and expanded further after the tube station opened in 1907.
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6 Ellerdale Road: 6 Ellerdale Road is a house built by the Arts and Crafts movement architect Richard Norman Shaw for himself in the period 1874 to 1876. An introduction to Hampstead by G.E. Mitton (1902): This text originates from "The Fascination of Hampstead" by Geraldine Edith Mitton (published 1902) Anna Freud Centre: The Anna Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment centre. Bracknell Way, NW3: Bracknell Way is a small alleyway, usable only by pedestrians Branch Hill Pond: Branch Hill Pond which was fed from a spring which was also the main source of the Westbourne. Christ Church Primary School, Hampstead: Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Devonshire House Preparatory School: Devonshire House preparatory school is based in four large Victorian houses in Hampstead. Devonshire House Preparatory School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13. Fitzjohn’s Primary School: Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Fitzjohn’s Primary School: Fitzjohn’s Primary School is a community primary school, established in 1953. Freud Museum: The Freud Museum is a museum dedicated to Sigmund Freud, who lived there with his family during the last year of his life. Great Hollow Elm: The Great Hollow Elm stood at the top of Hampstead Heath. Hampstead: Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm. Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School: Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Hampstead Town: This article first appeared in ’A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington’. Hampstead tunnel: Hampstead Tunnel, 1166 yards long, was built as part of the Hampstead Junction Railway, and opened on 2 January 1860. Heathside Preparatory School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 14. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Keats House: Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats. Netherhall House: Netherhall House is a catered intercollegiate halls of residence for men, founded in 1952. New End Primary School: Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. New West End: New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road. North Bridge House Pre-Prep School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7. North Bridge House Senior School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Pentameters Theatre: The Pentameters Theatre was founded in 1968 and is 60-seat venue and is a fringe theatre, located above the Three Horseshoes public house in Hampstead. Piecemeal building: The infant River Westbourne crossed, what in 1900, was still a boggy field. Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel: The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel is a place of worship and a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella organisation for British Unitarians. Rosslyn House: Rosslyn (Roslyn) House, which stood between Wedderburn and Lyndhurst Roads, was one of the last of the famous old Hampstead houses to be destroyed. Shepherd’s Well: Shepherd’s Well, whose flow was thought to be nearly as pure as distilled water, is the source of the River Tyburn. Source of the Kilbourne: The easternmost branch of the River Westbourne rises just south of the centre of Hampstead, Southbank International School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. St Anthony’s Preparatory School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13. St John, Hampstead: St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist. St Luke’s Church of England Primary: Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. St Margaret’s School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16. St Mary’s Church: St Mary’s Chapel, now known as St Mary’s Church, is a Grade II* listed Roman Catholic church. The Academy School: The Academy School is an independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged between 6 and 13. The Academy School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 14. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
The Royal School, Hampstead: The Royal School, Hampstead, was an independent girls’ day and boarding school. The school educated girls aged 3-16. Two streams meet: Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet. University College School: University College School, generally known as UCS, is an independent school charity situated in northwest London. University College School: Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18. Whitestone Pond: Whitestone Pond is the source of one of London’s lost rivers, the River Westbourne.
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.
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