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Royal Oak is a station on the Hammersmith and City Line, between Westbourne Park and Paddington stations, and is the least used station on the Hammersmith and City line.

The station opened 30 October 1871 although the Metropolitan Railway extension to Hammersmith had opened in 1864.

It is close to the elevated Westway section of the A40 road. The station is named after a nearby public house, The Royal Oak (later The Railway Tap and now The Porchester). It is one of a number of Underground stations named after a local pub.

Royal Oak Portal is the Western tunnel entrance for the Crossrail scheme to link East and West London by main-line railway. The station itself is not part of the Crossrail scheme.

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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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Julia elsdon
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Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
IP: 87.112.95.228
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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

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
IP: 81.156.41.30
2:3:6
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.

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   
IP: 86.152.78.135
2:4:6
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

Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 94.13.78.193
2:5:6
Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

Alec donaldson
Alec donaldson   
Added: 31 Jul 2017 18:02 GMT   
IP: 86.171.222.102
2:6:6
Post by Alec donaldson: North Wharf Road, W2

Was there a Wellington street there

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Cate Blanchett struts her stuff in sharp blazer as she jets to London


The actress, 49, looked like she meant business as she jetted to London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday after a busy few days in New York City with her co-stars.


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The glamorous mother-of-two was born in Algeria but grew up with her mother in Paris, where she met Ouissem Medouni, with whom she would go on to kill.


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No Liverpool player - not even Mohamed Salah - would get into Real Madrid's team, says Vicente Del Bosque
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https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/no-liverpool-player-not-even-mohamed-salah-would-get-into-real-madrids-team-says-vicente-del-bosque-a3845876.html

VIEW THE ROYAL OAK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE ROYAL OAK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ROYAL OAK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE ROYAL OAK AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE ROYAL OAK AREA IN THE 1900s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bridge House:   Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Desborough Lodge:   Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Red Lion Bridge:   Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
River Westbourne:   The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
Spotted Dog:   The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
Warwick Avenue:   Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.
Westbourne Farm:   An old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Green:   The story of the building of a suburb.
Westbourne Green:   
Westbourne House:   Two hundred years ago, the biggest house hereabouts...
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Westbourne Lodge:   Westbourne Lodge appeared in one of the earliest photographs in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldsworth Close, W9 · Alexander Mews, W2 · Alexander Street, W2 · Amberley Road, W9 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Blomfield Mews, W2 · Blomfield Villas, W2 · Bourne Terrace, W2 · Bristol Gardens, W9 · Burdett Mews, W2 · Celbridge Mews, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chichester Road, W2 · Cirencester Street, W2 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Desborough Close, W2 · Downfield Close, W9 · East Westbourne Grove, W2 · Elsie Lane Court, W2 · Garway Road, W2 · Gaydon House, W2 · Gloucester Gardens, W2 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Hatherley Grove, W2 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · Kildare Terrace, W2 · Lord Hills Road, W2 · Monmouth Road, W2 · Newton Road, W2 · Orsett Mews, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Pembroke House, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Road, W2 · Porchester Square, W2 · Porchester Terrace North, W2 · Princethorpe House, W2 · Ranelagh Bridge, W2 · Redan House, W2 · Redan Place, W2 · Rowington Close, W2 · Senior Street, W2 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Torquay Street, W2 · Warwick Avenue, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Place, W9 · Westbourne Gardens, W2 · Westbourne Grove Terrace, W2 · Westbourne Grove, W2 · Westbourne Park Villas, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 · Westway, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Woodchester Square, W2 ·

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TRANSPORTATION
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DAILY LIFE
Good
SAFETY
Poor
HEALTH
Poor
SPORTS AND LEISURE
Good
ENTERTAINMENT
Good
DEMOGRAPHICS
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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

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

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, 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.
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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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