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Holland Gardens is a road in the W14 postcode area



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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 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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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.
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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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Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there
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Stonewall withdraws from Pride in London over ’lack of diversity’

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Deliveroo is giving away 5,000 cupcakes
To celebrate their 5th birthday, food delivery mecca Deliveroo is giving away 5,000 cupcakes to us wonderful lot in London town.

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Corinthian spirit: Tom Kerridge launches his first London restaurant
Tom Kerridge, the two-Michelin-starred celebrity chef who made his name running a rural gastropub, is opening his first London restaurant in one of the capital's grandest hotels.

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John Parnham Children’s Fun Fairs
Kidz Kingdom at Eelbrook Common and Parson’s Green

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Yeovil Town Ladies 0-2 Chelsea Ladies
England’s Fran Kirby comes off the bench to help Chelsea go top of Women’s Super League One and deny Yeovil a first point of 2017-18.

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Bristol City 1-1 Fulham
Bristol City held fellow play-off contenders Fulham to a draw to pick up a third successive Championship draw.

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Kensington (Olympia)

Kensington (Olympia) station in West London is managed and served by London Overground and also served by London Underground.

On the Underground it is the terminus of a short District Line branch, built as part of the Middle Circle, from Earl's Court; on the main-line railway it is on the West London Line from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction, by which many trains bypass Central London.

A station was opened by the West London Railway as its southern terminus on 27 May 1844 as Kensington, just south of Hammersmith Road; it closed at the end of November 1844 due to the losses made. A scant and erratic goods service continued, the line re-opened to passengers with a new station called Addison Road on 2 June 1862, to the north of Hammersmith Road. Great Western Railway trains started serving the station in 1863, with London & North Western Railway trains arriving in 1872. A link to the Hammersmith & City Railway enabled the Middle Circle service to operate via Paddington to the north and South Kensington to the south. From 1869, the London & South Western Railway operated trains from Richmond to London Waterloo via Addison Road, until their branch via Shepherd's Bush closed in 1916. By 1907 the Middle Circle had been replaced by four Hammersmith & City line trains an hour.

The station appears on the first 'London Underground' map in 1908 with Metropolitan and District Railway services.

In 1940, Addison Road and the link to the Metropolitan line at Latimer Road closed along with the other West London Line stations, In 1946 it was renamed Kensington (Olympia) and became the northern terminus of a peak-hour shuttle service to Clapham Junction, which was mainly for workers at the Post Office Savings Bank (later National Savings Bank) in nearby Blythe Road. There was also a District line shuttle to Earl's Court.

The current District line bay platform opened in 1958, but the 1872 connection between the District and the main line south of the station was not finally lifted until 1992.

For many years the passenger service was only a few peak-hour main-line trains to and from Clapham Junction, with Underground trains only during exhibition times. The West London Line has always been a main freight route from north of London to the south-east of England.

Between 1979 and 2008 the Clapham Junction service was supplemented by a Cross Country route from Brighton to Birmingham New Street extending to Derby, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly. Cross Country services also called at Kensington Olympia on services from the north to Eastbourne, Folkestone Central and Ramsgate at various times.

There were two bay platforms on the south-eastern side mainly used by services from Clapham Junction. In the early 1990s these were filled in and the southbound platform loop closed, with a shorter platform on the sothbound main line built over the loop - longer southbound trains now cross to the northbound loop to stop. The land behind the southbound platform was sold for redevelopment.

There were an Express Dairies creamery and milk bottling plant close to the station served by milk trains from the Great Western Railway from Old Oak Common to a siding adjacent to the station.

In the event of nuclear war seeming imminent, the station was the designated London muster point for staff in transit to the Central Government War Headquarters (Codenamed Burlington).

In 1994, a full passenger service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction was reinstated after a gap of 54 years.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Blythe House:   Blythe House is a listed building located at 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington.
Cadby Hall:   Cadby Hall was a major office and factory complex in Hammersmith, London which was the headquarters of pioneering catering company Joseph Lyons and Co. for almost a century.
Kensington (Olympia):   Kensington (Olympia) station in West London is managed and served by London Overground and also served by London Underground.
St Barnabas’ Church:   St Barnabas’ Church is a church in Kensington.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Addison Road station:   Addison Road station, Kensington in the early 1900s.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbotsbury Close, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W8 · Addison Bridge Place, W14 · Addison Crescent, W14 · Addison Road, W14 · Argyll Mansions, W14 · Avonmore Place, W14 · Avonmore Road, W14 · Barons Keep, W14 · Beaconsfield Terrace Road, W14 · Beaconsfield Terrace, W14 · Bishop King’s Road, W14 · Earsby Street, W14 · Elsham Road, W14 · Fairfax Place, W14 · Farley Court, W14 · Gorleston Street, W14 · Gratton Road, W14 · Hammersmith Road, W14 · Hazlitt Mews, W14 · Hazlitt Road, W14 · Hofland Road, W14 · Holland Gardens, W14 · Holland Road, E13 · Holland Road, W14 · Holland Villas Road, W14 · Kensington High Street, W14 · Kenton Court, W14 · Lower Addison Gardens, W14 · Maclise Road, W14 · Munden Street, W14 · Napier Place, W14 · Napier Road, W14 · Oakwood Court, W14 · Olympia Way, W14 · Radnor Terrace, W14 · Richmond Court, W14 · Russell Gardens Mews, W14 · Russell Gardens, W14 · Russell Road, W14 · Sinclair Road, W14 · Somerset Square, W14 · Southcombe Street, W14 · Strangways Terrace, W14 · Welbeck Court, W14 · Windsor Way, W14 ·


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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

Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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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