Tunis Road, W12

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


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My Father Richard Knappe was born at 133 Elgin Crescent in 1923. My Grandfather being a refugee from the Italian border town of Gorizia.

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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!


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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.

Mary Harris
Mary Harris   
Added: 19 Dec 2017 17:12 GMT   
IP: 217.63.194.106
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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
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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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Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
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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

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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.

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
Ark Bentworth Primary Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ark Burlington Danes Academy:   Burlington Danes Academy is a Church of England non-selective, co-educational secondary school within the English academy programme, located on a 10-acre site.
Ark Swift Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Beaumont Arms:   The former Beaumont Arms at 170 Uxbridge Road has been known by later names such as "Edwards" and "The Defectors Weld".
Blue Peter Garden:   The original garden, adjacent to Television Centre, was designed by Percy Thrower in 1974.
Brackenbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cathnor Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Dalling House Mandarin Immersion School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Earl’s Court Free School Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Flora Gardens Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Goldhawk Road:   Goldhawk Road station lies on the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
Jack Tizard School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
Kensington Aldridge Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Lena Gardens Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Loftus Road stadium:   Loftus Road Stadium is a football stadium in Shepherd’s Bush and home to Queens Park Rangers.
Miles Coverdale Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Old Oak Farm:   Old Oak Farm, by the end of its existence, was a notable stud farm and also housed kennels.
Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Sacred Heart High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Shepherd's Bush Market:   Shepherd’s Bush Market is a station on both the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
Shepherd's Bush Market:   Shepherd’s Bush Market is a street market located on the east side of the railway viaduct for the Hammersmith and City Tube line.
Shepherds Bush Families Project and children’s centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St John XXIII Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs:   St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs - two spellings missing from the modern map.
St Quintin’s Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St Stephen’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Godolphin and Latymer School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Vanessa Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
West London Free School Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Westside Academy Trust:   Free schools alternative provision which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
White City:   White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.
Wood Lane:   Although Wood Lane is on an Underground Line which has been in operation since 1864, the station is newer.
Woodlane High School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Young Dancers Academy:   The Young Dancers Academy is an independent vocational school specialising in classical ballet which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 16.


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.
Wood Lane (1914) :   Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.
Wood Lane cottages (1890):   Old cottages in Wood Lane, c. 1890.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abdale Road, W12 · Adie Road, W6 · Agate Road, W6 · Albion Mews, W6 · Aldensley Road, W6 · Aldine Street, W12 · Amor Road, W6 · Arminger Road, W12 · Astrop Terrace, W6 · Atwood Road, W6 · Augustus Close, W12 · Australia Road, W12 · Bamborough Gardens, W12 · Banim Street, W6 · Barb Mews, W6 · Batman Close, W12 · Batoum Gardens, W6 · Beadon Road, W6 · Beauclerc Road, W6 · Benbow Road, W6 · Bentworth Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Avenue, W12 · Bloemfontein Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Way, W12 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Brackenbury Gardens, W6 · Brackenbury Road, W6 · Bradmore Park Road, W6 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Bute Gardens, W6 · Calderon Place, W10 · Cambridge Court, W6 · Cambridge Grove, W6 · Cambridge House, W6 · Canada Way, W12 · Cardross Street, W6 · Carthew Road, W6 · Carthew Villas, W6 · Cathnor Road, W12 · Caxton Road, W12 · Collingbourne Road, W12 · Commonwealth Avenue, W12 · Coningham Road, W12 · Coulter Road, W6 · Coverdale Road, W12 · Creighton Close, W12 · Cressy Court, W6 · Cromwell Grove, W6 · Dalling Road, W6 · Depot Road, W12 · Devonport Road, W12 · Dorando Close, W12 · Dorville Crescent, W6 · Elgin Close, W12 · Ellerslie Road, W12 · Ethelden Road, W12 · Eynham Road, W12 · Felgate Mews, W6 · Flora Gardens, W6 · Frithville Gardens, W12 · Furber Street, W6 · Gainsborough Court, W12 · Galena Road, W6 · Galloway Road, W12 · Glemthorne Mews, W6 · Glenroy Street, W12 · Glenthorne Mews, W6 · Glenthorne Road, W14 · Glenthorne Road, W6 · Godolphin Road, W12 · Goldhawk Mews, W12 · Goldhawk Road, W12 · Grove Mews, W6 · Hammersmith Grove, W6 · Havelock Close, W12 · Hebron Road, W6 · Hetley Road, W12 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hopgood Street, W12 · Hudson Close, W12 · Iffley Road, W6 · Imre Close, W12 · India Way, W12 · Ingersoll Road, W12 · Ivebury Court, W10 · Joslings Close, W12 · Kilmarsh Road, W6 · Kingsbridge Road, W10 · Lamington Street, W6 · Latimer Place, W10 · Lawrence Close, W12 · Lena Gardens, W6 · Lime Grove, W12 · Loftus Road, W12 · Loris Road, W6 · Macfarlane Road, W12 · Mackenzie Close, W12 · Market Approach, W12 · Media Village, W5 · Melina Road, W12 · Melrose Gardens, W6 · Mercers Place, W6 · Metropolitan Station Arcade, W6 · Millers Way, W6 · Nascot Street, W12 · Nasmyth Street, W6 · North Pole Road, W10 · North Pole Road, W12 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Ormiston Grove, W12 · Overstone Road, W6 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Parnell Close, W12 · Pennard Road, W12 · Perrers Road, W6 · Pioneer Way, W12 · Poplar Grove, W6 · Pump Track, IG6 · Ravenscourt Place, W6 · Raynham Road, W6 · Redmore Road, W6 · Relay Road, W12 · Richford Gate, W6 · Richford Street, W6 · Rosedale Terrace, W6 · Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 · Saint Stephen’s Avenue, W12 · Samuels Close, W6 · Scotts Road, W12 · Scrubs Lane, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W6 · Shinfield Street, W12 · Snarsgate Street, W10 · South Africa Road, W12 · Southerton Road, W6 · St Quintin Gardens, W10 · St. Stephen’s Avenue, W12 · Stanlake Road, W12 · Stanlake Villas, W12 · Stowe Road, W12 · Studland Street, W6 · Sulgrave Road, W6 · Sycamore Gardens, W6 · Tabor Road, W6 · The Arches Glenthorne Road, W6 · The Arches, W6 · The Network, W12 · The Trail, W12 · Thornfield Road, W12 · Thorpebank Road, W12 · Trussley Road, W6 · Tunis Road, W12 · Upper Road, W12 · Uxbridge Road, W12 · Verulam House, W6 · Vinery Way, W12 · Vinery Way, W6 · Warbeck Road, W12 · Wellesley Avenue, W6 · Wells Road, W12 · Wells Road, W6 · Westview Close, W10 · White City Close, W12 · White City Road, W12 · Wingate Road, W12 · Wingate Road, W6 · Wood Lane, W12 · Woodger Road, W12 · Woodmans Mews, W12 ·
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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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