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Frank Dawson
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Post by Frank Dawson: Saint Marks Place, W11

My mum was the housekeeper for the vicar of St Marks Church which was in St Marks Place Notting Hill from 1961 until 1963. The vicarage was around the corner in Blenheim Ces. I can?t find any old photographs of the church

Mary Harris
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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 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.

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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

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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 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
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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,

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Post by Alec donaldson: North Wharf Road, W2

Was there a Wellington street there

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The Monarch of the Glen to go on display at National Gallery
Painting of stag will be shown alongside Peter Blake version owned by Paul McCartneyThe Monarch of the Glen, one of Scotland’s most recognisable and reproduced artworks, is to go on display at the National Gallery in London alongside a Peter Blake version owned by Sir Paul McCartney.Edwin Landseer’s painting of a stag in a misty Highlands landscape will be displayed at the gallery for the first time in more than 160 years over the Christmas period. Related: Courtauld’s 19th-century masters to return to France Continue reading...

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Rolling Stones London concert: Thousands of fans hit by travel meltdown at Richmond and Twickenham rail stations
Thousands of Rolling Stones fans were left stranded in south-west London last night after a busy station closed following the band’s concert in Twickenham.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/thousands-of-rolling-stones-fans-face-travel-meltdown-after-twickenham-concert-a3867216.html

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The British beauty, 26, commanded attention in a 1960s-inspired suit as she posed fiercely for cameras at the Kensington Gardens venue.


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Ellie Goulding stuns at Serpentine Summer party with Kaya Scodelario


Ellie Goulding, Jenna Coleman and Kaya Scodelario led the glamour at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party 2018, in association with Chanel, at London’s Kensington Gardens on Tuesday.


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Minute’s silence marks one-year anniversary of Finsbury Park attack
Minute’s silence marks one-year anniversary of Finsbury Park attack

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/19/finsbury-park-mosque-van-attack-minute-silence-anniversary

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FIFA World Cup 2018 LIVE: All the latest from Russia
FIFA World Cup 2018 LIVE: All the latest from Russia

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Upcoming Roadworks Around Shepherd’s Bush
Westway to close from Tuesday to Thursday for safety checks and maintenance work

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BMW performs dangerous stunts in London Asda car park


The battered BMW was seen performing ’doughnuts’ in the underground car park of Asda in Hayes, west London, narrowing avoiding spectators filming on their mobile phones.


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VIEW THE MAIDA HILL AREA IN THE 1800s
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Maida Hill

Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.

The pub was named after General Sir John Stuart who was made Count of Maida by King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Sicily after the victory at the Battle of Maida in 1806. Previously the fields here had been the highest part of Paddington at 120 feet above sea level and called "Hill House Fields".

By 1810 the locality was being marked as ‘Maida’ on maps. The Maida Hill tunnel, begun in 1812, was the first canal tunnel to be built in London and is the second longest. Its route had to be altered to avoid the Portman estate, which had refused passage through its property.

The part of Edgware Road immediately north of the Regent’s Canal was subsequently called Maida Hill, and later Maida Hill East, while modern Little Venice was formerly Maida Hill West. The whole name then migrated west and renamed an area previously known as St Peter’s Park.

Modern Maida Hill is bounded to the north and east by Shirland Road, in the west by Walterton Road with the Regent's Canal to the south.

The name had fallen out of use but, in the mid 2000s, the 414 bus route revived the name as its destination on Shirland Road. Then a new street market on the Piazza at the junction of Elgin Avenue and Harrow Road deened itself in Maida Hill.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ark Atwood Primary Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Bridge House:   Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Desborough Lodge:   Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Edward Wilson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Essendine Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Maida Hill:   Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.
Our Lady of Dolours RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Paddington Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Spotted Dog:   The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St Peter’s CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Peter’s Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
Westbourne Farm:   An old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Green:   
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne
Westminster Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abinger Mews, W9 · Admiral Walk, W9 · Aldsworth Close, W9 · Alfred Road, W2 · Amberley Road, W9 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Biddulph Mansions, W9 · Bourne Terrace, W2 · Burlington Close, W9 · Castellain Mansions, W9 · Castellain Road, W9 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Cirencester Street, W2 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Delaware Road, W9 · Downfield Close, W9 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Elgin Avenue, W9 · Elgin Mansions, W9 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Foscote Mews, W9 · Gaydon House, W2 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Goldney Road, W9 · Grantully Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hermes Close, W9 · Hunter Lodge, W9 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Lauderdale Parade, W9 · Leith Mansions, W9 · Lister Lodge, W9 · Lord Hills Road, W2 · Malvern Mews, NW6 · Malvern Mews, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Morshead Road, W9 · Oakington Road, W9 · Princethorpe House, W2 · Rowington Close, W2 · Senior Street, W2 · Sevington Street, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Surrendale Place, W9 · Thorngate Road, W9 · Western Mews, W9 · Widley Road, W9 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodchester Square, W2 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Wymering Mansions, W9 · Wymering Road, W9 ·

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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, 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)

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.
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