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Post by Christobel Warren-Jones: Hurley Road, SE11

Hurley Road was off Kennington Lane, just west of Renfrew Raod, not where indicated on this map. My Dad was born at number 4 in 1912. It no longer exists but the name is remembered in Hurley House, Hurley Clinic and Hurley Pre-School

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Post by Pauline jones: Bessborough Place, SW1V

I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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Post by Johnshort: Hurley Road, SE11

There were stables in the road mid way also Danny reading had coal delivery lorry.n

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Post by peter hiller: Sancroft Street, SE11

what is the history of tresco house 2 sancroft street ,it looks older than a 1990s site

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Post by Robert smitherman: Saunders Street, SE11

I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Plans for electric charging points revised

Brent Council is set to adopt a new approach to electric car charging as it looks to improve the borough’s environment.


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Headteachers should ban pupils using mobile phones during the school day, says culture secretary
Headteachers should ban pupils using mobile phones during the school day, says culture secretary

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Orlando Bloom had ’the biggest crush’ on Cate Blanchett after LOTR


The Brit actor, 41, admitted to having a huge crush on his fellow co-star, 49, during their appearance together on the Late Late Show with James Cordon in London on Monday.


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EU chiefs to warn businesses: Prepare for UK crashing out
EU leaders are set to tell the Government to "pull yourselves together" and are ready to warn businesses to prepare for Britain crashing out of the bloc with no deal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/eu-chiefs-to-warn-businesses-prepare-for-uk-crashing-out-a3866456.html

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Old car showroom in Anerley could be demolished and replaced with flats

A vacant site in Anerley could be turned into a four-storey block of flats.


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Residents urged to have a say over which Richmond community projects win cash boost
Residents across Richmond are being encouraged to show their support for community projects across the area.

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Grenfell inquiry: Work on exposed pipes had not started before blaze


A gas pipe installed in the west London tower in 2016 remained exposed and ran through the supposedly protected stairwell area, the inquiry into the disaster heard.


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REVIEW: The Prince of Wales in Barnet is cosy, fun and relaxing

Who says cosy pubs are just for the winter?


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Man jailed for stabbing murder at birthday party
A man has been found guilty of murdering a 21-year-old from Mitcham at a birthday party in 2017.

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Belgium vs Panama: World Cup 2018 prediction, betting tips, odds, kick-off time, team news and line-ups, what TV channel, live stream online, head to head
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Dynamo looks happy and healthy as he steps out in London


Dynamo looks happy and healthy as he steps out in London


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VIEW THE PIMLICO 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 PIMLICO 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 PIMLICO 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 PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE PIMLICO AREA IN THE 1900s
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Pimlico

Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture.

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Manor of Ebury was divided up and leased by the Crown to servants or favourites. In 1623, James I sold the freehold of Ebury for £1,151 and 15 shillings. The land was sold on several more times, until it came into the hands of heiress Mary Davies in 1666.

Mary's dowry not only included modern-day Pimlico and Belgravia, but also most of what is now Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Understandably, she was much pursued but in 1677, at the age of twelve, married Sir Thomas Grosvenor. The Grosvenors were a family of Norman descent long seated at Eaton Hall in Cheshire who until this auspicious marriage were but of local consequence in their native county of Cheshire. Through the development and good management of this land the Grosvenors acquired enormous wealth.

At some point in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century, the area ceased to be known as Ebury or 'The Five Fields' and gained the name by which it is now known. According to tradition, it received its name from Ben Pimlico, famous for his nut-brown ale. His tea-gardens, however, were near Hoxton, and the road to them was termed Pimlico Path, so that what is now called Pimlico was so named from the popularity of the Hoxton resort.

By the nineteenth century, and as a result of an increase in demand for property in the previously unfashionable West End of London following the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London, Pimlico had become ripe for development. In 1825, Thomas Cubitt was contracted by Lord Grosvenor to develop Pimlico. The land up to this time had been marshy but was reclaimed using soil excavated during the construction of St Katharine Docks.

Cubitt developed Pimlico as a grid of handsome white stucco terraces. The largest and most opulent houses were built along St George's Drive and Belgrave Road, the two principal streets, and Eccleston, Warwick and St George's Squares. Lupus Street contained similarly grand houses, as well as shops and, until the early twentieth century, a hospital for women and children. Smaller-scale properties, typically of three storeys, line the side streets. An 1877 newspaper article described Pimlico as "genteel, sacred to professional men… not rich enough to luxuriate in Belgravia proper, but rich enough to live in private houses." Its inhabitants were "more lively than in Kensington… and yet a cut above Chelsea, which is only commercial."

Although the area was dominated by the well-to-do middle and upper-middle classes as late as Booth's 1889 Map of London Poverty, parts of Pimlico are said to have declined significantly by the 1890s. When Rev Gerald Olivier moved to the neighbourhood in 1912 with his family, including the young Laurence Olivier, to minister to the parishioners of St Saviour, it was part of a venture to west London 'slums' that had previously taken the family to the depths of Notting Hill.

Through the late nineteenth century, Pimlico saw the construction of several Peabody Estates, charitable housing projects designed to provide affordable, quality homes.

Proximity to the Houses of Parliament made Pimlico a centre of political activity. Prior to 1928, the Labour Party and Trades Union Congress shared offices on Eccleston Square, and it was here in 1926 that the General Strike was organised.

In the mid-1930s Pimlico saw a second wave of development with the construction of Dolphin Square, a self-contained 'city' of 1250 up-market flats built on the site formerly occupied by Cubitt's building works. Completed in 1937, it quickly became popular with MPs and public servants. It was home to fascist Oswald Mosley until his arrest in 1940, and the headquarters of the Free French for much of the Second World War.

Pimlico survived the war with its essential character intact, although parts sustained significant bomb damage. Through the 1950s these areas were the focus of large-scale redevelopment as the Churchill Gardens and Lillington and Longmoore Gardens estates, and many of the larger Victorian houses were converted to hotels and other uses.

To provide affordable and efficient heating to the residents of the new post-war developments, Pimlico became one of the few places in the UK to have a district heating system installed.

In 1953, the Second Duke of Westminster sold the part of the Grosvenor estate on which Pimlico is built.

Pimlico was connected to the underground in 1972 as a late addition to the Victoria Line. Following the designation of a conservation area in 1968 (extended in 1973 and again in 1990), the area has seen extensive regeneration. Successive waves of development have given Pimlico an interesting social mix, combining exclusive restaurants and residences with Westminster City Council run facilities.

Notable residents of Pimlico have included politician Winston Churchill, designer Laura Ashley, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, actor Laurence Olivier, illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley, Kenyan nationalist Jomo Kenyatta and inventor of lawn tennis Major Walter Wingfield.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Fairley House School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Garden Museum:   The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of gardening.
Marsham Street Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Millbank Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Pimlico:   Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture.
Pimlico Academy:   Pimlico Academy (formerly Pimlico School) is a mixed-sex education secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
Pimlico Primary:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
South Locality Hub Lead - Churchill Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
St Gabriel’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Tachbrook Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Tate Britain:   Tate Britain (known from 1897 to 1932 as the National Gallery of British Art and from 1932 to 2000 as the Tate Gallery) is an art gallery situated on Millbank in London.
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey:   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.
Westminster Abbey Choir School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Westminster School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 12 and 19.
Westminster Under School:   Westminster Under School is an independent school and preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13 and is attached to Westminster School.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Lambeth Bridge (1865):   Lambeth Bridge is on the site of a horse ferry between the Palace of Westminster and Lambeth Palace on the south bank.
Lambeth High Street (1860):   This photograph of the Windmill inn, Lambeth High Street, dates from 1860


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abingdon Street, SW1P · Atterbury Street, SW1P · Aylesford Street, SW1V · Balvaird Place, SW1V · Barton Street, SW1P · Belgrave Road, SW1V · Bennett’s Yard, SW1P · Bessborough Gardens, SW1V · Bessborough Place, SW1V · Bessborough Street, SW1V · Black Prince Road, SE1 · Bridge Street, SW1A · Broad Sanctuary, SW1H · Broad Sanctuary, SW1P · Canon Row, SW1A · Causton Street, SW1P · Chapter Chambers, SW1P · Chapter Street, SW1P · Charlwood Place, SW1V · Charlwood Street, SW1V · Chichester Street, SW1V · Chubb Court, SW20 · Churchill Gardens Road, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, SW1V · Churchill Gardens, W5 · Churton Place, SW1V · Churton Street, SW1V · Clarendon Street, SW1V · Claverton Street, SW1V · Cowley Street, SW1P · Crown Reach Riverside Walk, SW1V · Dalkeith Court, SW1P · Dean Bradley House, SW1P · Dean Bradley Street, SW1P · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Dean Trench Street, SW1P · Deans Yard, SW1P · Dells Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Mews, SW1V · Denbigh Street, SW1V · Dolphin Square East Side, SW1V · Dolphin Square West Side, SW1V · Dolphin Square West, SW1V · Drummond Gate, SW1V · Elizabeth Bridge, SW1V · Erasmus Street, SW1P · Esterbrooke Street, SW1P · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Garden Terrace, SW1V · Gayfere Street, SW1P · Glasgow Terrace, SW1V · Great College Street, SW1P · Great George Street, SW1P · Great Peter Street, SW1P · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Grosvenor Road, SW1V · Grosvenor Road, SW8 · Herrick Street, SW1P · Horseferry Road, SW1P · Hugh Street, SW1V · John Islip Street, SW1P · Johnson’s Place, SW1V · Lambeth Bridge, SE1 · Lambeth Bridge, SW1P · Lambeth High Street, SE1 · Lambeth Pier, SE1 · Lindsay Square, SW1V · Little College Street, SW1P · Little Deans Yard, SW1P · Little George Street, SW1P · Lord North Street, SW1P · Lupus Street, SW1V · Marsham Street, SW1P · Millbank Tower, SW1P · Millbank, SE1 · Millbank, SW1P · Moreton Place, SW1 · Moreton Street, SW1V · Moreton Terrace Mews North, SW1V · North Court, SW1P · Page Street, SW1P · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Square, SW1P · Parliament Street, SW1A · Path to hotel entrance, SW1P · Paxton Terrace, SW1V · Ponsonby Place, SW1P · Ponsonby Terrace, SW1P · Rampayne Street, SW1V · Ranelagh Road, SW1V · Regency Street, SW1P · Rivermill, SW1V · Riverside Walk, SW1V · Romney Street, SW1P · Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground: Chelsea College of Art and Desi, SW1P · Saint George’s Drive, SW1V · Saint George’s Square, SW1V · Smith Square, SW1P · St Georges Drive, SW1V · St Georges Square, SW1V · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Saviours Hall, SW1V · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · St.George’s Square, SW1V · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Tachbrook Street, SW1V · The Arcade, SW1V · The Sanctuary, SW1P · The Terrace, SW1P · Thorndike Street, SW1V · Thorney Street, SW1P · Tufton Street, SW1P · Turpentine Lane, SW1V · Vauxhall Bridge, SE1 · Vauxhall Bridge, SW1P · Vauxhall Bridge, SW1V · Vauxhall Bridge, SW8 · Vincent Street, SW1P · Warwick Square Mews, SW1V · Warwick Square, SW1V · Warwick Way, SW1V · West Mews, SW1V · Westminster Bridge, SE1 · Westminster Bridge, SW1A · Westminster Mansions, SW1P · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Westmoreland Terrace, SW1V · Whitgift Street, SE1 ·

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Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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 central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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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."
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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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