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Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.

The site was donated by All Souls College, Oxford and the library was opened by Mark Twain, who had been staying nearby at Dollis Hill House. At the ceremony, Mark Twain gave the Library Committee Chairman five of his books and a signed photograph.

In 1994, the interior was refurbished in a Neo-Edwardian style.

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Ian Gammons
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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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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.

Paul Shepherd
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Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

Maria Russ
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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.

David Jones-Parry
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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 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
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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

David Jones-Parry
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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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Superdrug has announced it is making Botox and dermal fillers available in its flagship London store, after Love Island’s popularity sparked a surge in demand for cosmetic enhancements.


Superdrug has announced it is making Botox and dermal fillers available in its flagship London store, after Love Island’s popularity sparked a surge in demand for cosmetic enhancements.


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Westminster security measures face further scrutiny after crash
Review reportedly issued stark warnings after 2017 Westminster Bridge attackThe latest apparent attack in Westminster will inevitably lead to further scrutiny of the security measures currently in place to protect parliamentarians as well as Londoners and tourists in the capital.In the aftermath of the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks, lines of crash-rated bollards, concealed barriers in the forms of balustrades and steel barriers were placed around Westminster and outside the Houses of Parliament.Eyewitness account Continue reading...

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Westminster car crash: ’I saw a man driving towards Parliament’
An eyewitness to the crash said he saw the car ’driving at speed’ into a bollard.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45181791

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https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/aug/14/the-line-that-ate-london-our-critics-verdict-on-the-15bn-crossrail-colossus-elizabeth-line

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Wood Lane (1914)
Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=51318

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Liam Payne cuts a smug figure after ’moving on’ with Cheryl lookalikes


Liam Payne cuts a smug figure after ’moving on’ with Cheryl lookalikes


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Ethiopia requests emperor’s lock of hair back from London museum
Braid at National Army Museum is among artefacts looted during British invasion in 19th centuryThe National Army Museum has quietly removed from display a 19th-century looted braid of hair which the Ethiopian government has requested back as a national treasure.It came from the head of the Emperor Tewodros II, who killed himself at the end of the British invasion of Ethiopia in 1868 rather than being taken prisoner. He shot himself with a pistol that had been a gift from Queen Victoria. Related: The Ethiopian treasures in the V&A may have to return home | Martin Kettle Continue reading...

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Georginio Wijnaldum on Liverpool transfer rumours: I laughed at talk I was leaving
Georginio Wijnaldum has laughed off suggestions he was ever close to leaving Liverpool this summer, describing rumours of a potential move to Fenerbahce as "speculation".

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/georginio-wijnaldum-i-laughed-at-rumours-i-was-leaving-liverpool-this-summer-a3910081.html

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VIEW THE KENSAL RISE AREA IN THE 1900s
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Kensal Rise

Former location of the National Athletic Grounds

Kensal Rise railway station opened in 1873 as Kensal Green, replacing Kensal Green & Harlesden railway station which opened in 1861 at the crossing of Green Lane (later Wrottesley Road), lying in between the present station and Willesden Junction. The present station was renamed Kensal Rise in 1890.

The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same district, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and railway stations.

Roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise. These boundaries are by no means fixed however and some residents are known to use both terms with little regard for geographical accuracy.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Capital City Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Furness Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Haycroft Farm:   Haycroft Farm stood on Harlesden Road.
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal Rise:   Former location of the National Athletic Grounds
Kensington Memorial Park:   
Little Wormwood Scrubs Recreation Ground:   
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Newfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Newman Catholic College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Princess Frederica CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.
Princess Louise Hospital:   The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.
Roundwood Park:   Roundwood Park is a public park in Willesden, London, measuring a total of 10.27 hectares.
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Junior School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs:   St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs - two spellings missing from the modern map.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Treetops Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Harrow Road, Kensal Green (1900s):   The corner of Ravensworth Road and Harrow Road in NW10.
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexander Avenue, NW10 · All Souls Avenue, NW10 · Alma Place, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Amery Gardens, NW10 · Ancona Road, NW10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bathurst Gardens, NW10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Blake Close, W10 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Bramston Road, NW10 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Bryan Avenue, NW10 · Buchanan Gardens, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Cardinal Hinsley Close, NW10 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Clement Close, NW6 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Cornwall Gardens, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Cross Way, NW10 · Dairy Close, NW10 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dalgarno Way, W10 · Dobree Avenue, NW10 · Donnington Road, NW10 · Doyle Gardens, NW10 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Earlsmead Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Felixstowe Road, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Furness Road, NW10 · Gowan Road, NW10 · Grange Road, NW10 · Greyhound Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Harcourt House, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harlesden Road, NW10 · Haycroft Gardens, NW10 · Hazel Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Herbert Gardens, NW10 · High Road, NW2 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Holland Road, NW10 · Huddlestone Road, NW2 · Humber Drive, W10 · Irwin Gardens, NW10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Kings Road, NW10 · Langler Road, NW10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Linden Avenue, NW10 · Longstone Avenue, NW10 · Lushington Road, NW10 · Marian Way, NW10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Mitre Way, W10 · Monson Road, NW10 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · Napier Road, NW10 · North Pole Road, W10 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Odessa Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Palermo Road, NW10 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Peter Avenue, NW10 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Plough Close, NW10 · Purves Road, NW10 · Queens Parade, NW2 · Radcliffe Avenue, NW10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Ravensworth Road, NW10 · Ridley Road, NW10 · Robson Avenue, NW10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Rowdon Avenue, NW10 · Rutland Park, NW2 · Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · St Andrews Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, BR3 · St Quintin Gardens, W10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sutton Way, W10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Trenmar Gardens, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Uffington Road, NW10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Webb Close, W10 · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 · Wrottesley Road, NW10 ·
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Maps


Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

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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