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Upper Road is a road in the W12 postcode area



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Norman Norrington
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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.
BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
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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
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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 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
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
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Camden Road crash: Family call for justice after father-of-four left in coma after 'hit-and-run' crash
The family of a cyclist left in a coma after a hit-and-run crash called for help to catch the driver today.

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Parsons Green attack: Teen denies terror charge
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Transport Disruption this Weekend in Shepherd’s Bush
No local service on Circle and Hammersmith & City lines

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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is facing an extended spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.

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Celine Dookhran was found dead in July 2017 at an empty house in Kingston, south London.

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Tory vice-chair Ben Bradley called for police brutality during London riots
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Arthur Collins given longer sentence for smuggling phone into jail
Arthur Collins is sentenced to a further eight months for hiding the Nokia phone in a crutch in jail.

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Arsenal target Malcom set for Bordeaux disciplinary action over social media video
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https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-target-malcom-set-for-bordeaux-disciplinary-action-over-social-media-video-a3742206.html
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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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
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 · Australia Road, W12 · Batman Close, W12 · Bentworth Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Avenue, W12 · Bloemfontein Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Way, W12 · Boscombe Road, W12 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Canada Way, W12 · Caxton Road, W12 · Collingbourne Road, W12 · Commonwealth Avenue, W12 · Coverdale Road, W12 · Creighton Close, W12 · Depot Road, W12 · Dorando Close, W12 · East London City Health Authority, E1 · Ellerslie Road, W12 · Ethelden Road, W12 · Findon Road, W12 · Frithville Gardens, W12 · Galloway Road, W12 · Havelock Close, W12 · Hetley Road, W12 · Hudson Close, W12 · Imre Close, W12 · India Way, W12 · Ingersoll Road, W12 · Joslings Close, W12 · Lawrence Close, W12 · Loftus Road, W12 · Mackenzie Close, W12 · Market Approach, W12 · Media Village, W5 · Oaklands Grove, W12 · Ormiston Grove, W12 · Samuels Close, W6 · South Africa Road, W12 · Stanlake Road, W12 · Stanlake Villas, W12 · Thorpebank Road, W12 · Tunis Road, W12 · Upper Road, W12 · Uxbridge Road, W12 · Warbeck Road, 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.
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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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