Rowdon Avenue, NW10

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Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage. Still have mum’s bus badge. Happy times they were.
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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

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
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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure
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Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42308811
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UK jobs boom is petering out, claims employers’ survey
Manpower poll shows hiring staff is flatlining in London and depicts firms as the least confident for five years about taking on new workersBritain’s employers are the most pessimistic about hiring staff than at any time in five years, underscoring fears over the number of new jobs available as the country prepares to leave the EU. A poll of 2,102 employers across nine different industry sectors found a net balance of just 4% were planning to increase staff levels rather than make cuts in the final months of the year. Related: UK employment falls for first time since aftermath of Brexit vote Productivity is an economic measure of the efficiency of a workforce. It typically measures the level of output per hour of work, or per worker. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/12/uk-jobs-boom-is-petering-out-claims-employers-survey
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Lyric’s Jack and the Beanstalk is a Rock ’n’ Roll Panto for All Ages
It’s bursting with energy, utterly bonkers and great fun, aays Penny Flood

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The allegations are reportedly made in secret recordings leaked to the Sunday Times.
The allegations are reportedly made in secret recordings leaked to the Sunday Times.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42301350
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London emergency services carry out training exercise at Israeli embassy
London emergency services carry out training exercise at Israeli embassy

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/10/london-emergency-services-carry-out-training-exercise-at-israeli-embassy
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Heavy snow sparks travel disruption as four major Tube lines crippled by weather-related problems
Heavy snow caused disruption for Londoners travelling across the capital, with major routes affected by the weather conditions.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/heavy-snow-sparks-travel-disruption-at-london-euston-and-three-major-lines-crippled-by-a3714951.html
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South London gang holds man hostage and raids his parents’ home
South London gang holds man hostage and raids his parents’ home

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/09/south-london-gang-hold-man-hostage-and-raid-his-parents-home
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Hackney Council posters attack London police cuts
The council is encouraging residents to write to the Home Secretary demanding an end to police cuts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42280533
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Grenfell victims’ families ’should be placed at heart of inquiry’
Organisation supporting families and survivors says inquiry can only succeed if voices of bereaved and survivors are not silenced Bereaved relatives and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire must be placed at the heart of the inquiry into the disaster, an organisation supporting them has urged.The plea by Inquest for victims’ families and their lawyers to be able participate more fully comes before a two-day hearing of the inquiry, which starts in central London on Monday. Related: Grenfell fire: response failings highlighted in report on tragedy Related: The astonishing neglect of Grenfell survivors is part of a national malaise | Pilgrim Tucker Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/09/grenfell-victims-families-should-be-placed-at-heart-of-inquiry
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Wormwood Scrubs prison sees ’surge in violence’
Inspectors find areas of the west London jail are strewn with litter, which is attracting rats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42273477
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Inspector finds dramatic increase in violence inside London prison
HMP Wormwood Scrubs introduces patrol dogs and body-worn cameras for staffin bid to reduce attacksPatrol dogs, body-worn cameras for staff and extra CCTV have been urgently drafted into Wormwood Scrubs jail in London after the chief inspector of prisons found high levels of serious violence, including 90 attacks on staff in six months. Related: Wormwood Scrubs prison staff walk out over safety concerns Related: Elite prison squad deployed to jails 580 times last year Related: Ministers face an uphill battle to reform failing and decrepit jails | Erwin James Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/08/wormwood-scrubs-inspector-dramatic-increase-violence-london-prison
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Acton’s Meath Court: Shipping containers to provide emergency accommodation for more than 200 homeless people before Christmas
More than 200 homeless people in Ealing will be housed in Meath Court before Christmas

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/actons-meath-court-shipping-containers-14007025
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Man arrested after fight outside Parliamentary bar
A Commons employee was arrested on suspicion of GBH and another taken to hospital after the incident on Tuesday evening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42254889
VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WILLESDEN GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Willesden Green

A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, Willesden was a place of pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was insulted by the Lollards, taken to Thomas Cromwell's house and burnt in 1538 on a large bonfire of 'notable images. including those of Walsingham, Worcester and Ipswich. There was also a 'holy well' which was thought to possess miraculous qualities, particularly for blindness and other eye disorders.

The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until after 1875. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan Line) station of Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan Line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo Line, and later the Jubilee Line. Willesden Green station has now a grand 1920s facade.

World War I caused Willesden to change from a predominantly middle class suburb to a working class part of London. After the war, Willesden grew rapidly as numerous factories opened up with numerous flats and houses. The local council encouraged building to prevent large unemployment and decline.

To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. City of London Corporation records show that the first black person recorded in Brent was Sarah Eco, who was christened in St. Mary’s Church in Willesden on 15 September 1723.

The 1901 United Kingdom census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London. In 1923, the specialist coach builder Freestone and Webb established their base in Willesden, producing bespoke cars on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis until 1956.

Willesden became a municipal borough in 1933, and it is at this time that the area became predominantly working class. A small Irish community had formed in Willesden by this time, which grew rapidly during the period of the Second World War. A small Jewish community of refugees from Europe also formed during the war, with 3.5% of the population in 1951 born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria. During the war, Willesden suffered large damage due to the heavy concentration of industry, such as munition factories, and railways in the area.

The period from 1960 saw migrants settling from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent. Additionally, from 1963 it was the site of the Kuo Yuan, the first Chinese restaurant to serve Pekinese dishes in Britain. Since the 1960s, Willesden has been popular with young working holidaymakers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, although this popularity has declined somewhat in favour of other areas since about 2003.

Willesden went into a period of decline during the 1970s and 1980s as much of the housing was inadequate due to overcrowding as industry was mixed with housing. The whole of central Willesden bar (the area by the Willesden Green station) was earmarked for redevelopment; however, this did not come to fruition. In the late 1980s, traders were given money to revamp the High Street to prevent it closing. It now has one of the best public libraries in the UK, Willesden Green Library Centre - an elegant building and open very long hours.

Now the area has seen another change in demographic becoming a middle class area due to its prime location and good transport links.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bramley's Farm:   Willesden Farm was also known as Bramley's Farm locally.
Hodgson's Farm:   Hodgson's Farm stood nearly at today's meetingpoint of Chapter Road and Park Avenue.
Willesden Farm:   Willesden Farm was otherwise known as Bramley's Farm.
Willesden Green:   A good place for those from the 14th century with particularly bad eyesight.
Willesden Green Farm:   Willesden Green Farm, owned by All Souls College, Oxford, was south of the High Road, opposite Willesden Farm.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acland Road, NW2 · Alexander Avenue, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Balmoral Road, NW2 · Belton Road, NW2 · Bertie Road, NW10 · Brenthurst Road, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Bryan Avenue, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chantry Crescent, NW10 · Chapel Close, NW10 · Chaplin Road, NW2 · Chapter Road, NW2 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Churchill Road, NW2 · Churchmead Road, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Crome Road, NW10 · Dalmeyer Road, NW10 · Deacon Road, NW2 · Dean Road, NW10 · Denzil Road, NW10 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Donnington Road, NW10 · Elvis Road, NW2 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Glebe Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Grosvenor Gardens, NW2 · Grove Road, NW2 · Hawthorn Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Helperby Road, NW10 · High Road, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Kings Road, NW10 · Knapp Close, NW10 · Lechmere Road, NW2 · Lennon Road, NW2 · Linacre Road, NW10 · Linacre Road, NW2 · Litchfield Gardens, NW10 · Lydford Road, NW2 · Marley Walk, NW2 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Maybury Gardens, NW10 · Meyrick Road, NW10 · Osborne Road, NW2 · Parkfield Road, NW10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Pound Lane, NW10 · Preston Place, NW2 · Regency Mews High Road, NW10 · Regency Mews, NW10 · Regency Street, NW10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Sandringham Road, NW2 · Selbie Avenue, NW10 · Severn Way, NW10 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Gabriels Road, NW2 · St Pauls Avenue, NW2 · St. Pauls Avenue, NW2 · Station Parade, NW2 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sterling Close, NW10 · Strode Road, NW10 · Tower Road, NW10 · Tudor Mews, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Unity Close, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW10 · Villiers Road, NW2 · Wharton Close, NW10 · White Hart Lane, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Windsor Road, NW2 ·


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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Hampstead (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 of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington 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.
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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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