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Upper Road 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.

Maria Russ
Maria Russ   
Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
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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.

Debbie hobbs
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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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Added: 18 Aug 2018 19:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court
Ex civil service chief Lord Kerslake: Britain should rethink Brexit if no deal is reached
A former head of the Civil Service today warned that Britain may have to rethink leaving the European Union if the Government and Brussels are unable to agree on a final Brexit deal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/ex-civil-service-chief-lord-kerslake-britain-should-rethink-brexit-if-no-deal-is-reached-a3914676.html

LDNnews
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Added: 18 Aug 2018 16:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush
South Western Railway workers hold fifth guard strike
South Western Railway and the RMT union are in dispute over the future role of guards.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45219013

LDNnews
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Added: 18 Aug 2018 10:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Stamford Brook
Brentford new boy Ezri Konsa is buzzing for Premier League promotion push
New Brentford signing Ezri Konsa is in a hurry to get the Bees into the Premier League.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/brentford-new-boy-ezri-konsa-is-buzzing-for-premier-league-promotion-push-a3914516.html

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court
Man charged after hit-and-run death of university graduate Yolanda Moore in Stockwell
A man has been charged after a ’one-of-a-kind’ university graduate was killed in a hit-and-run in Stockwell.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-charged-after-hitandrun-death-of-university-graduate-yolanda-moore-in-stockwell-a3914456.html

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Added: 18 Aug 2018 01:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction

Pregnant Billie Piper shields her baby bump in loose dungarees


Billie Piper, 35, concealed signs of a growing baby bump as she enjoyed a low-key trip out with sons Winston, nine, and Eugene, six in London on Thursday.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6070733/Billie-Piper-shields-baby-bump-loose-dungarees-steps-sons-Winston-Eugene.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Post by LDNnews: Shepherds Bush

Kimberley Garner shows off her pert posterior in blue sports bra


The 28-year-old reality star sported the chicest of workout outfits in a pastel blue co-ord as she cooled down from her fitness session with a stroll around the landmark.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6071095/Kimberley-Garner-shows-toned-torso-pert-posterior-blue-sports-bra-leggings.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court



https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45208151

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Stamford Brook
Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi set to seal shock Juventus transfer
Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi is closing in on a remarkable move to Italian champions Juventus.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-youngster-stephy-mavididi-set-to-seal-shock-juventus-transfer-a3913616.html

LDNnews
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Added: 17 Aug 2018 03:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Barons Court
Man sentenced for filming up women’s skirts in London
Richard Sivier was caught a day before a new law with tougher upskirting sentences was introduced.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45211120

LDNnews
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Added: 17 Aug 2018 01:00 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Willesden Junction

Royal London’s profits climb but it still bemoans ’sluggish’ economic growth


Royal London’s profits climb but it still bemoans ’sluggish’ economic growth


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-6066109/Royal-Londons-profits-climb-bemoans-sluggish-economic-growth.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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VIEW THE WHITE CITY 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 WHITE CITY 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 WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE WHITE CITY AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

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.
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.
Cambridge School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
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.
Goldhawk Road:   Goldhawk Road station lies on the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
Greenside Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hammersmith Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Hammersmith Hospital:   Hammersmith Hospital, formerly the Military Orthopaedic Hospital, and later the Special Surgical Hospital, is a major teaching hospital in west London.
Jack Tizard School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
John Betts Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Kensington Aldridge Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
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.
Phoenix Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
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 Stephen’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
White City:   White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.
Woodlane High School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Wormholt Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abdale Road, W12 · Adelaide Grove, W12 · Adie Road, W6 · Agate Road, W6 · Aldensley Road, W6 · Amor Road, W6 · Arminger Road, W12 · Artillery Lane, W12 · Astrop Terrace, W6 · Atwood Road, W6 · Augustus Close, W12 · Australia Road, W12 · Banim Street, W6 · Batman Close, W12 · Batson Street, W12 · Beauclerc Road, W6 · Benbow Road, W6 · Bentworth Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Avenue, W12 · Bloemfontein Road, W12 · Bloemfontein Way, W12 · Boscombe Road, W12 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Brackenbury Gardens, W6 · Brackenbury Road, W6 · Brading Terrace, W12 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bryony Road, W12 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Calderon Place, W10 · 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 Mews, W12 · Coningham Road, W12 · Coulter Road, W6 · Coverdale Road, W12 · Creighton Close, W12 · Cressy Court, W6 · Dalling Road, W6 · Depot Road, W12 · Devonport Road, W12 · Dorando Close, W12 · Dorville Crescent, W6 · Du Cane Road, W12 · Dunraven Road, W12 · Elgin Avenue, W12 · Elgin Close, W12 · Ellerslie Road, W12 · Ellingham Road, W12 · Erica Street, W12 · Ethelden Road, W12 · Eynham Road, W12 · Findon Road, W12 · Flora Gardens, W6 · Frithville Gardens, W12 · Furber Street, W6 · Gainsborough Court, W12 · Galloway Road, W12 · Glenroy Street, W12 · Godolphin Road, W12 · Goldhawk Mews, W12 · Goldhawk Road, W12 · Goodwin Road, W12 · Greenside Road, W12 · Grove Mews, W6 · Hammersmith Grove, W6 · Havelock Close, W12 · Heathstan Road, W12 · Hebron Road, W6 · Hetley Road, W12 · Hopgood Street, W12 · Hudson Close, W12 · Iffley Road, W6 · Imre Close, W12 · India Way, W12 · Ingersoll Road, W12 · Joslings Close, W12 · Kilmarsh Road, W6 · Lawrence Close, W12 · Lime Grove, W12 · Loftus Road, W12 · Macfarlane Road, W12 · Mackenzie Close, W12 · Market Approach, W12 · Media Village, W5 · Melina Road, W12 · Mitre Way, W10 · Nascot Street, W12 · Nasmyth Street, W6 · North Pole Road, W10 · North Pole Road, W12 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oaklands Grove, W12 · Ormiston Grove, W12 · Overstone Road, W6 · Paddenswick Road, W6 · Parnell Close, W12 · Pennard Road, W12 · Percy Road, W12 · Perrers Road, W6 · Pioneer Way, W12 · Pump Track, IG6 · Ravenscourt Road, W6 · Raynham Road, W6 · Richford Gate, W6 · Richford Street, W6 · Rosedale Terrace, W6 · Saint Stephen’s Avenue, W12 · Samuels Close, W6 · Scotts Road, W12 · Scrubs Lane, W12 · Seven Stars Corner, W12 · Shinfield Street, W12 · South Africa Road, W12 · Southerton Road, W6 · St. Stephen’s Avenue, W12 · Stanlake Road, W12 · Stanlake Villas, W12 · Stowe Road, W12 · Sulgrave Road, W6 · Sutton Way, W10 · Sycamore Gardens, W6 · Tabor Road, W6 · 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 · West Bridge Close, W12 · West Hill, W12 · Westville Road, W12 · Westway, W12 · White City Close, W12 · White City Road, W12 · Willow Vale, W12 · Wingate Road, W12 · Wingate Road, W6 · Woodmans Mews, W12 ·
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Maps


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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