Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug 22

Curiosities of London

This book by John Timms, published in 1855, will be improved and used as time goes on… PREFACE. Little need be said to bespeak the interest of readers in the staple¬†of the present work ” the Notable Things in the History of London¬†through its Nineteen Centuries of accredited antiquity.Still, I am anxious to offer a …

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Aug 20

The Fascination of Stoke Newington and Hackney

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public …

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Aug 16

Kensington Streets

A guide to Kensington Streets first appeared on the, now defunct, Kensington Living website. All rights and copyright to the original material is retained by that website. Abingdon Road Abingdon Villas Adam and Eve Mews Albert Mews Albert Place Ansdell Terrace Ansdell Terrace was previously known as St Albans Road North. In 1878, Thomas Hussey, …

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Aug 08

Braybrook Street, W12

Braybrook Street is a residential road on the Old Oak council estate bordering Wormwood Scrubs and Wormwood Scrubs prison, first laid out in the 1920s. The 1966 Massacre of Braybrook Street, involved the murder of three police officers in London by Harry Roberts and two others. The officers had stopped to question the three occupants …

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Aug 07

Raymede Street, W10

For some years after the construction of the Hammersmith and City Railway, cricket fields lay to the north of the railway embankment. Here on one occasion the Notting Hill Flower Show and Home Improvement Society held its Exhibition, and the Duke and Duchess of Teck, accompanied by their young daughter, distributed the prizes. But in …

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