Creighton Close, W12

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Creighton Close is a road in the W12 postcode area



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


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

BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)   
Added: 27 Dec 2017 14:48 GMT   
IP: 81.155.184.148
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Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10

I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:


https://northkensingtonhistories.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/maxilla-gardens/

Best wishes to all.

Brian

Debbie hobbs
Debbie hobbs    
Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
IP: 92.40.89.28
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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

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

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

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush
House price inflation in parts of Wales hits 10%, while London falls
House price inflation in parts of Wales hits 10%, while London falls

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/may/21/house-price-inflation-in-parts-of-wales-hits-10-while-london-falls

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Blechynden Mews, W11
Blechynden Mews is a former side street in London W11.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=2395

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Stamford Brook
Four fire engines called to Sidcup kebab shop fire

A kebab shop in Sidcup was damaged after a fire broke out during the weekend.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16239159.Four_fire_engines_called_to_Sidcup_kebab_shop_fire/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Goldhawk Road
Man Dies in Fire on Yew Tree Road
Two others escape blaze which took hold in the early hours

http://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/default.asp?section=info&page=confire027.htm

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction
Mitcham stabbing: Young man knifed to death on south-west London street
A young man has died after he was repeatedly stabbed on a street in south-west London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/mitcham-stabbing-young-man-knifed-to-death-on-southwest-london-street-a3843796.html

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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush

Kensington Palace updates its Twitter photo to include Meghan Markle


The profile for the 36-year-old on www.royal.uk, which is run by Buckingham Palace, was updated after the royal wedding on Saturday at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5749935/Kensington-Palace-updates-Twitter-profile-photo-include-Meghan-Markle.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Stamford Brook
Retired Police Superintendent sends warning after his BMW stolen in Petts Wood
A retired Police Superintendent has warned drivers after his BMW was stolen from his home as his six-year-old daughter watched from the window.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16237120.Retired_Police_Superintendent_sends_warning_after_his_BMW_stolen_in_Petts_Wood/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Added: 20 May 2018 12:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction
Santi Cazorla set to leave Arsenal as Villarreal offer return to Spanish star
Santi Cazorla has been offered the chance to spend pre-season with his former club Villarreal with his Arsenal contract due to expire.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/santi-cazorla-expected-to-leave-arsenal-as-villarreal-offer-return-to-spanish-star-a3843841.html

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush
FA Cup final: Antonio Conte says he has ’normal relationship’ with Jose Mourinho
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he will shake Jose Mourinho’s hand when his side face Manchester United in the FA Cup at Wembley.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44170167

VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1900s
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White City

White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.

The area now called White City was level arable farmfields until 1908, when it was used as the site of the Franco-British Exhibition and the 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1909 the exhibition site hosted the Imperial International Exhibition and in 1910, the Japan-British Exhibition. The final two exhibitions to be held there were the Latin-British (1912) and the Anglo-American (1914), which was brought to a premature end by the outbreak of the First World War.

During this period it was known as the Great White City due to the white marble cladding used on the exhibition pavilions, and hence gave its name to this part of Shepherd's Bush.

The White City Stadium was demolished in 1985 to make way for the BBC White City building. Today, the 1908 Olympics are commemorated with a list of athletes inscribed on the side of the BBC Broadcast Centre Building, and the athletics finish line is marked in the paving outside the building.

The Marathon from these London Olympics played an important part in the development of the modern marathon race. In the early years of competitive international sport, the long distance marathon race did not have a standard set distance. The distance run at the first seven Olympics from 1896 to 1920 varied between 40km and 42.75 km. The starting point of the race at the 1908 Olympics was at Windsor Castle creating a distance of 26 miles 385 yards to the finishing line at White City stadium. In 1921 this was adopted as the standard distance.

To house the growing population of Shepherd's Bush, a five-storey housing estate was built in the late 1930s, which also took the name of the White City. Streets were named after countries that had featured in the exhibitions.

White City tune station was opened on 23 November 1947, replacing the earlier Wood Lane station. Its construction started after 1938 and had been scheduled for completion by 1940, but the Second World War delayed its opening for another seven years.

The architectural design of the station won an award at the Festival of Britain and a commemorative plaque recording this is attached to the building to the left of the main entrance.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Blue Peter Garden:   
Hammersmith Hospital:   Hammersmith Hospital, formerly the Military Orthopaedic Hospital, and later the Special Surgical Hospital, is a major teaching hospital in west London.
Old Oak Farm:   Old Oak Farm, by the end of its existence, was a notable stud farm and also housed kennels.
White City:   White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Franco-British Exhibition:   In 1908, the Franco-British Exhibition was constructed over a 140-acre site at White City in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abdale Road, W12 · Arminger Road, W12 · Artillery Lane, W12 · Australia Road, W12 · Bentworth Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Avenue, W12 · Bloemfontein Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Way, W12 · Bryony Road, W12 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Canada Way, W12 · Caxton Road, W12 · Commonwealth Avenue, W12 · Creighton Close, W12 · Depot Road, W12 · Dorando Close, W12 · Du Cane Road, W12 · Dunraven Road, W12 · East London City Health Authority, E1 · Ellerslie Road, W12 · Erica Street, W12 · Ethelden Road, W12 · Frithville Gardens, W12 · Galloway Road, W12 · Havelock Close, W12 · Heathstan Road, W12 · Hudson Close, W12 · Imre Close, W12 · India Way, W12 · Ingersoll Road, W12 · Joslings Close, W12 · Lawrence Close, W12 · Lilac Street, W12 · Loftus Road, W12 · Mackenzie Close, W12 · Media Village, W5 · Milfoil Street, W12 · Orchid Street, W12 · Primula Street, W12 · Samuels Close, W6 · Sawley Road, W12 · South Africa Road, W12 · Stanlake Road, W12 · The Curve, W12 · Thorpebank Road, W12 · Tunis Road, W12 · Upper Road, W12 · West Hill, W12 · Westway, W12 · White City Close, W12 · White City Road, W12 · Wood Lane, SM7 ·

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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

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.
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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