Postal area NW6

Postal area in/near Kilburn, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area · Kilburn · NW6 ·
MARCH
7
2021

Postcode NW6: Kilburn, Brondesbury, West Hampstead, Queen’s Park, Kensal Green (part), South Hampstead (south), Swiss Cottage (west)


The streets of NW6:
Abbey Lane Abbey Lane disappeared from the map as the Kilburn Vale Estate was built.
Abbey Mews Abbey Mews ran off Belsize Road.
Abbey Road A small section of the north of Abbey Road lies in NW6.
Abbot’s Place Abbots Place runs from Priory Road to West End Lane and Abbey Road.
Aberdare Gardens This late Victorian street was probably named in compliment to Henry Bruce, Home Secretary 1868-1873, who was created 1st Baron Aberdare.
Achilles Road Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Acol Road Acol is not an acronym, but a village in Kent that gave its name to Acol Road, NW6.
Addison Court Addison Court is sited on Brondesbury Road
Agamemnon Road Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Ajax Road Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Albert Road Albert Road in NW6 escaped the mass renaming of Albert Roads in London.
Albion Mews Albion Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Aldershot Road Street/road in London NW6
Aldred Road Aldred Road was named after Aldred, Archbishop of York.
Algernon Road Street/road in London NW6
Alpha Place Street/road in London NW6
Alvanley Gardens Alvanley Gardens was named after a resident of Frognal Hall.
Andover Place Andover Place runs between Kilburn Park Road and Carlton Vale.
Argo House Argo House can be found on Kilburn Park Road
Ariel Road Ariel Road was formed from the 1885 combination of Ariel Street and Spencer Terrace.
Athelstan Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Ayleston Avenue Ayleston Avenue is a location in London.
Aylestone Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Banister Mews Street/road in London NW6
Barlow Road Street/road in London NW6
Beckford Building The Beckford Building is located on Heritage Lane.
Belsise Road Street/road in London NW6
Belsize Road Belsize Road is a major road in NW6, parallel to the railway.
Bembridge Close Street/road in London NW6
Berridge Mews Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Beswick Mews Street/road in London NW6
Birchington Road Birchington Road runs from the Edgware Road to West End Lane.
Birchside Apartments Birchside Apartments is a location in London.
Blackburn Road Blackburn Road is a cul-de-sac off of West End Lane.
Bransdale Close Street/road in London NW6
Brassey Road Street/road in London NW6
Bristol Walk Bristol Walk is a location in London.
Broadhurst Close Street/road in London NW6
Broadhurst Gardens Broadhurst Gardens is in West Hampstead, NW6
Broadwell Parade Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Mews Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Park Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Villas Street/road in London NW6
Brooklands Court Brooklands Court is a block on Cavendish Road
Brooksville Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Broomsleigh Street Broomsleigh Street dates from the 1880s.
Buckingham Mansions Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Buckley Road Street/road in London NW6
Burrard Road Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road.
Burton Road Street/road in London NW6
Callcott Road Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Court Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Road Street/road in London NW6
Campagne Gardens Campagne Gardens is a location in London.
Canfield Gardens Canfield Gardens was first laid out in 1881.
Canfield Place Street/road in London NW6
Canfield Road Canfield Road is a location in London.
Cannon Hill Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Canterbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Canterbury Terrace Street/road in London NW6
Canterbury Works Canterbury Works is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Carlisle Road Street/road in London NW6
Carlton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Carlton Vale Carlton Vale runs from the Edgware Road to Kilburn Lane.
Casterbridge Casterbridge is a location in London.
Cathedral Walk Cathedral Walk is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Cavendish Close Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Road Street/road in London NW6
Cedarside Apartments Cedarside Apartments is a location in London.
Charteris Road Street/road in London NW6
Chevening Road Street/road in London NW6
Chichester Road Street/road in London NW6
Chippenham Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cholmley Gardens Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Christchurch Avenue Christchurch Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Christchurch Court Christchurch Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Chudleigh Road Street/road in London NW6
Clarence Road Street/road in London NW6
Clement Close Street/road in London NW6
Cleve Road Street/road in London NW6
Colas Mews Street/road in London NW6
College Parade Street/road in London NW6
College Yard College Yard is a small alleyway off of Winchester Avenue, NW6.
Compagne Gardens Compagne Gardens is a location in London.
Compayne Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cotleigh Road Street/road in London NW6
Coventry Close Street/road in London NW6
Coverdale Road Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Crediton Hill Crediton Hill was at first called Crediton Road.
Creighton Road Street/road in London NW6
Crown Close Street/road in London NW6
Daynor House Daynor House is located on Quex Road
Denmark Road Street/road in London NW6
Dennington Park Road About 1881 Dennington Park Road was constructed on the line of Sweetbriar Walk, the old path to Lauriston Lodge.
Dibdin House Residential block
Dobson Close Street/road in London NW6
Donaldson Road Street/road in London NW6
Dornfell Street Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Court Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Road Street/road in London NW6
Doulton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Drakes Courtyard Drakes Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Dresden Close Street/road in London NW6
Dudley Road Street/road in London NW6
Dunmore Road Street/road in London NW6
Dunster Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Dyne Road Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879.
Dynham Road Street/road in London NW6
Eresby Road Eresby Road ran from Kingsgate Road to Kilburn High Road with a turning for Kingsgate Place about halfway down.
Esmond Road Street/road in London NW6
Espalier Gardens Espalier Gardens is a location in London.
Fairfax Place Fairfax Place has undergone name changes - at first Victoria Mews and then Fairfax Mews.
Fairfax Road Fairfax Road runs south from the Finchley Road to Belsize Road.
Fairhazel Gardens Fairhazel Gardens runs from Broadhurst Gardens to Goldhurst Terrace.
Fawley Road Fawley Road connects West End Lane with Crediton Hill.
Forest Close Street/road in London NW6
Fortune Green Road Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Garlinge Road Garlinge Road connects Shoot Up Hill with Fordwych Road.
Gascony Avenue Gascony Avenue is an east-west road lying both sides of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
George House George House is sited on Rupert Road
Gladstone Mews Street/road in London NW6
Gladys Road Street/road in London NW6
Glastonbury Street Street/road in London NW6
Glenbrook Road Glenbrook Road lies to the west of West Hampstead.
Glengall Road Glengall Road was laid out after Kilburn House was demolished.
Godson Yard Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005.
Goldhurst Terrace Goldhurst Terrace was laid out in the late 1870s.
Goldhurst Terrace This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Goldsmith Place Street/road in London NW6
Gondar Gardens Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Gorefield Place Street/road in London NW6
Grange Place Street/road in London NW6
Grangeway Grangeway, NW6 lies off of Messina Avenue.
Granville Road Granville Road, NW6 was formerly Pembroke Road.
Greencroft Avenue Greencroft Avenue is a location in London.
Greencroft Gardens Greencroft Gardens dates from 1884-5.
Greville Mews Street/road in London NW6
Greville Place Street/road in London NW6
Greville Road Street/road in London NW6
Hall Oak Walk Street/road in London NW6
Hansel Road Hansel Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Harben Road Harben Road was first known as Albion Road.
Hartland Road Street/road in London NW6
Harvard Court Street/road in London NW6
Harvist Road Street/road in London NW6
Hazelmere Road Street/road in London NW6
Helmsdale House Residential block
Hemstal Road Street/road in London NW6
Heritage Lane Heritage Lane runs off West End Lane.
Hermit Place Street/road in London NW6
Highfield Mews Street/road in London NW6
Hilgrove Road Hilgrove Road was previously the western section of Adelaide Road, called Adelaide Road North.
Hillfield Road Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Hilltop Road Street/road in London NW6
Holmdale Road Holmdale Road runs from Mill Lane to Dennington Park Road in West Hampstead.
Honeybourne Road Honeybourne Road runs between West End Lane and Fawley Road.
Honeyman Close Street/road in London NW6
Honeyman Close Honeyman Close is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Honiton Road Street/road in London NW6
Hopefield Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Ingham Road Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead.
Inglewood House Inglewood House is on the corner of West End Lane and Inglewood Road.
Inglewood Road Inglewood Road, NW6 was one of the last roads to be built in West End, West Hampstead.
Iverson Road The first part of Iverson Road, NW6 was laid out in 1872.
Jade Terrace Street/road in London NW6
John Wilson House John Wilson House is a location in London.
Kempe Road Street/road in London NW6
Kempe Road Kempe Road is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Kenilworth Road Street/road in London NW6
Keslake Road Street/road in London NW6
Keslake Road Road in Kensal Rise, London NW6
Kilburn High Road Street/road in London NW6
Kilburn Lane Kilburn Lane is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Kilburn Park Road Kilburn Park Road was built along the course of the Bayswater Rivulet (the River Westbourne), starting in 1855
Kilburn Park Road Kilburn Park Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Kilburn Place Kilburn Place was originally Providence Place.
Kilburn Priory Kilburn Priory is now a road - - it was once the site of a real priory
Kilburn Square Kilburn Square was built around St Paul’s Chapel, which dates from 1825.
Kilburn Vale Kilburn Vale leads to the Kilburn Vale estate.
Kimberley Court Kimberley Court is a location in London.
Kimberley Road Street/road in London NW6
Kingdon Road Kingdon Road connects Sumatra Road and Dennington Park Road.
Kings Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Place Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Road Kingsgate Road runs between Quex Road and Hemstal Road.
Kingsley Road Street/road in London NW6
Kingswood Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Kylemore Road Street/road in London NW6
Landau House Residential block
Lessing Building Lessing Building is situated on Heritage Lane.
Liddell Road Liddell Road was named after an old West Hampstead estate.
Linburn House Residential block
Lincoln Mews Street/road in London NW6
Linstead Street Street/road in London NW6
Lonsdale Road Street/road in London NW6
Lorton House Lorton House dates from the first development of the Kilburn Vale Estate.
Loveridge Mews Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Road Street/road in London NW6
Lowfield Road Lowfield Road is the northern extension of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
Lymington Road Lymington Road was laid out over the grounds of the former Canterbury House.
Lyncroft Gardens Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Lynton Road Street/road in London NW6
Mallard Close Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Mews Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Mews Malvern Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Malvern Place Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Road Street/road in London NW6
Manor House Drive Street/road in London NW6
Manor Mews Manor Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Maple Mews Street/road in London NW6
Marlborough Mansions Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Marlow Court Street/road in London NW6
Marston Close Street/road in London NW6
Masefield House Residential block
Maygrove Road Maygrove Road runs between the Edgware Road and Iverson Road, NW6
Mazenod Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Medley Road Street/road in London NW6
Messina Avenue Messina Avenue stretches from West End Lane over to Kilburn High Road.
Mill Lane Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead.
Millman Road A street within the NW6 postcode
Milman Road Street/road in London NW6
Milverton Road Street/road in London NW6
Minton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Montrose Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Mortimer Crescent Mortimer Crescent is a notable street in Kilburn, full of literary connections.
Mortimer Crescent Street/road in London NW6
Mortimer Place Mortimer Place can be found in Kilburn, NW6.
Mount Pleasant Road Mount Pleasant Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Mowbray Road Street/road in London NW6
Mowbray Road Mowbray Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mutrix Road Street/road in London NW6
Narcissus Road Narcissus Road connects Pandora Road with Mill Lane.
Naseby Close Naseby Close is a location in London.
Nelson Close Street/road in London NW6
Netherwood Street Street/road in London NW6
Neville Close Street/road in London NW6
Neville Road Street/road in London NW6
Nexus Court Nexus Court is a block on Malvern Road
Norman Terrace Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Opal Mews Opal Mews is a location in London.
Orestes Mews Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Osprey Court Osprey Court lies on the Finchley Road.
Oxford Road Street/road in London NW6
Palmerston Road Street/road in London NW6
Pandora Road Pandora Road was one of many new West Hampstead roads constructed in the late 1870s.
Parsifal Road Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Peel Precinct Peel Precinct is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Pentland Road Street/road in London NW6
Peploe Road Street/road in London NW6
Plaza Parade Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Road Street/road in London NW6
Princess Road Princess Road was once known as Alexandra Road.
Priory Park Road Priory Park Road dates from 1882.
Priory Park Priory Park is a location in London.
Priory Road Priory Road crosses Abbey Road to the former site of Kilburn Priory.
Priory Terrace Priory Terrace runs between Abbey Road and Belsize Road.
Prospect Place Prospect Place was a group of houses built fronting Edgware Road south of the junction with West End Lane.
Queensgate Place Queensgate Place is a location in London.
Quex Mews Quex Mews is named after an estate in Kent.
Quex Road Quex Road is an important road in NW6 linking the Edgware Road and West End Lane.
Radnor Road Street/road in London NW6
Randolph Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Ravenshaw Street Ravenshaw Street runs parallel to the Midland Main Line.
Regents Plaza Street/road in London NW6
Rose Joan Mews Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Rosslyn Mansions Street/road in London NW6
Rowntree Close Street/road in London NW6
Rudolph Road Rudolph Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Rupert Road Street/road in London NW6
Salmon Mews Street/road in London NW6
Salusbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Sandwell Crescent Street/road in London NW6
Selby House Residential block
Sherriff Road Street/road in London NW6
Sidmouth Road Sidmouth Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Smyma Road Smyma Road is a location in London.
Smyrna Road Smyrna Road is a small road to the west of West End Lane.
Snowman House Snowman House is a location in London.
Solent Road Solent Road is a street in West Hampstead.
Spode Walk Street/road in London NW6
Springfield Lane Street/road in London NW6
Springfield Walk Springfield Walk has a set of very old steps that give access to Kilburn Priory.
St Hildas Close Street/road in London NW6
St Johns Court St Johns Court is a retail and residential block beside Finchley Road station.
St Julian’s Road St Julian’s Road runs between Willesden Lane and Priory Park Road.
St Laurence Close St Laurence Close is a road in the NW6 postcode area
St Laurences Close Street/road in London NW6
St Marys Mews Street/road in London NW6
St. Hildas Close St. Hildas Close is a location in London.
St. Laurence Close St. Laurence Close is a location in London.
Stafford Close Street/road in London NW6
Stafford Road Street/road in London NW6
Streatley Road Street/road in London NW6
Stuart Road Street/road in London NW6
Sumatra Road Sumatra Road, NW6 dates from the 1870s.
Summerfield Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Swift House Swift House is a block on Albert Road
Tennyson Road Street/road in London NW6
The Arches Street/road in London NW6
The Avenue Street/road in London NW6
The Lodge The Lodge is a location in London.
The Mansions The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane.
The Quadrant Street/road in London NW6
The Terrace The Terrace is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Thurso House Thurso House is a location in London.
Tollgate Gardens Tollgate Gardens is a location in London.
Torbay Road Street/road in London NW6
Torridon House Residential block
Ulysses Road Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Victoria Mews Street/road in London NW6
Victoria Road Street/road in London NW6
Victorian Road Victorian Road is a location in London.
Waterloo Passage Waterloo Passage is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Wavel Mews Street/road in London NW6
Webheath Estate The Webheath Estate is an estate in Kilburn.
Weech Road Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Welbeck Mansions Welbeck Mansions, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road in 1897.
Wells Court Street/road in London NW6
West Cottages Cottages in London NW6.
West Cottages West Cottages is a road in the NW6 postcode area
West End Lane West End Lane is the main road running through West Hampstead.
West Hampstead Mews Street/road in London NW6
Westend Lane Westend Lane is a location in London.
Willesden Court This is a street in the S43 postcode area
Willesden Lane Willesden Lane is an original thoroughfare of the area.
Willesden Lane Willesden Lane is a street in Cricklewood.
William Dunbar House William Dunbar House is a block on Albert Road
William Saville House Residential block
Winchester Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Winchrester Avenue Winchrester Avenue is a location in London.
Windermere Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Woodchurch Road Street/road in London NW6
Woodville Road Street/road in London NW6
Worcester Mews Worcester Mews is a location in London.


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Lived here
Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   

83 Pembroke Road
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 wife 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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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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The Underground Map   
Added: 24 Nov 2020 14:25 GMT   

The 1879 Agricultural Show
The 1879 Royal Agricultural Society of England’s annual show was held on an area which later became Queen’s Park and opened on 30 June 1879.

The show ran for a week but the poor weather meant people had to struggle through deep mud and attendances fell disastrously. The visit to the show by Queen Victoria on the fifth day rallied visitors and nearly half the people who visited the show went on that day.

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:30 GMT   

Kilburn Park - opened 1915
Kilburn Park station was opened at the height of the First World War

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Dave Fahey   
Added: 6 Jan 2021 02:40 GMT   

Bombing of the Jack O Newberry
My maternal grandfather, Archie Greatorex, was the licensee of the Earl of Warwick during the Second World War. My late mother Vera often told the story of the bombing of the Jack. The morning after the pub was bombed, the landlord’s son appeared at the Warwick with the pub’s till on an old pram; he asked my grandfather to pay the money into the bank for him. The poor soul was obviously in shock. The previous night, his parents had taken their baby down to the pub cellar to shelter from the air raids. The son, my mother never knew his name, opted to stay in his bedroom at the top of the building. He was the only survivor. I often wondered what became of him.

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Lived here
Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 15:38 GMT   

6 East Row (1960 - 1960)
We lived at 6 East Row just before it was demolished.

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Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:49 GMT   

A bit of a lift....
Kilburn Park was the first station to be designed around escalators, rather than lifts.

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GRaleigh   
Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

Cheers,
Geoff Raleigh

Source: Glengall Road, NW6

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The Underground Map   
Added: 25 Feb 2021 13:11 GMT   

Glengall Road, NW6
Thanks Geoff!

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donna    
Added: 25 Jan 2021 13:25 GMT   

Ladbroke Dwellings
Three generations of my family lived along this row of dwellings, ’Ladbroke Dwellings’. All the men who lived there worked at the Gasworks. Among the shops you mention was Wilson’s sweet shop run by Maggie and her sister, and Johns grocery store. I believe there was also a photograph studio there too.



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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Brondesbury Brondesbury was originally "Brand’s manor" - a small hamlet in Middlesex.
Cannon Stream The Cannon Stream was, before it was sent underground, a tributary of the Westbourne River.
Decca Studios Decca Studios was a recording facility in Broadhurst Gardens.
Kilburn Grange Park Kilburn Grange Park is a three hectare open space adjacent to Kilburn High Road.
Kilburn House Kilburn House - a simple suburban villa - was notable in its role as a base for the growing WH Smith newsagent.
Oaklands Hall On the west side of West End Lane, Charles Spain bought 5 acres and between 1829 and 1838 built York Villa.
The Elms The Elms - also known as Elm Lodge - stood at the junction of Kilburn High Road and Willesden Lane.
The Grange The Grange was a large mansion situated on Kilburn High Road until the turn of the twentieth century.
The Railway The Railway pub is a standard Victorian pub with a musical secret.
Victoria Hotel The Victoria Tavern was built on the corner of Kilburn High Road and Willesden Lane in the middle of the nineteenth century.
West End Park West End Park was created from fields known as the 'Little Estate'.

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Abbot’s Place, NW6 Abbots Place runs from Priory Road to West End Lane and Abbey Road.
Acol Road, NW6 Acol is not an acronym, but a village in Kent that gave its name to Acol Road, NW6.
Albion Mews, NW6 Albion Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Aldershot Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Banister Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Beckford Building, NW6 The Beckford Building is located on Heritage Lane.
Birchington Road, NW6 Birchington Road runs from the Edgware Road to West End Lane.
Bransdale Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Brooklands Court, NW6 Brooklands Court is a block on Cavendish Road
Buckley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Burton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Callcott Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Clarence Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cleve Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Colas Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cotleigh Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Daynor House, NW6 Daynor House is located on Quex Road
Douglas Court, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Drakes Courtyard, NW6 Drakes Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Dunster Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dyne Road, NW6 Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879.
Dynham Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Eresby Road, NW6 Eresby Road ran from Kingsgate Road to Kilburn High Road with a turning for Kingsgate Place about halfway down.
Espalier Gardens, NW6 Espalier Gardens is a location in London.
Gascony Avenue, NW6 Gascony Avenue is an east-west road lying both sides of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
Gladstone Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Gladys Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Glengall Road, NW6 Glengall Road was laid out after Kilburn House was demolished.
Grange Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Grangeway, NW6 Grangeway, NW6 lies off of Messina Avenue.
Hemstal Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Heritage Lane, NW6 Heritage Lane runs off West End Lane.
Highfield Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Hilltop Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kenilworth Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kings Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Road, NW6 Kingsgate Road runs between Quex Road and Hemstal Road.
Kingsley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kylemore Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Landau House, NW6 Residential block
Lessing Building, NW6 Lessing Building is situated on Heritage Lane.
Linburn House, NW6 Residential block
Lincoln Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Linstead Street, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Lowfield Road, NW6 Lowfield Road is the northern extension of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
Mazenod Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Messina Avenue, NW6 Messina Avenue stretches from West End Lane over to Kilburn High Road.
Mutrix Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Netherwood Street, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Opal Mews, NW6 Opal Mews is a location in London.
Palmerston Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Priory Park Road, NW6 Priory Park Road dates from 1882.
Queensgate Place, NW6 Queensgate Place is a location in London.
Quex Mews, NW6 Quex Mews is named after an estate in Kent.
Quex Road, NW6 Quex Road is an important road in NW6 linking the Edgware Road and West End Lane.
Sherriff Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Smyma Road, NW6 Smyma Road is a location in London.
Smyrna Road, NW6 Smyrna Road is a small road to the west of West End Lane.
St Julian’s Road, NW6 St Julian’s Road runs between Willesden Lane and Priory Park Road.
Streatley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Tennyson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
The Arches, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
The Terrace, NW6 The Terrace is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Torbay Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Victoria Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Waterloo Passage, NW6 Waterloo Passage is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Wavel Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Webheath Estate, NW6 The Webheath Estate is an estate in Kilburn.
West End Lane, NW6 West End Lane is the main road running through West Hampstead.
Westend Lane, NW6 Westend Lane is a location in London.
Willesden Court, NW6 This is a street in the S43 postcode area
Woodchurch Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6

NEARBY PUBS
Acol Bridge Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Earl Derby This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kilburn Ironworks This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
McGlynn’s Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Odney Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prince Of Wales This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Black Lion The Black Lion is a pub on Kilburn High Road.
The Cock Tavern The Cock Inn may have been founded in the 15th century.
The Good Ship This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Kingdom This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Railway The Railway pub is a standard Victorian pub with a musical secret.
The Railway This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Unknown as yet The North London Tavern stands on the corner of Cavendish Road and the Edgware Road.
Victoria Hotel The Victoria Tavern was built on the corner of Kilburn High Road and Willesden Lane in the middle of the nineteenth century.


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Kilburn

Kilburn is an area which straddles both sides of the Edgware Road (Kilburn High Road).

Kilburn High Road originated as an ancient trackway, part of a Celtic route between the settlements now known as Canterbury and St Albans. Under Roman rule, the route was paved. In Anglo-Saxon times the road became known as Watling Street.

Kilburn grew up on the banks of a stream which has been known variously as Cuneburna, Kelebourne and Cyebourne, which flows from Hampstead down through Hyde Park and into the River Thames. It is suggested the name means either Royal River or Cattle River ('Bourne' being an Anglo-Saxon word for 'river'). That river is known today as the Westbourne.

The name Kilburn was first recorded in 1134 as Cuneburna, referring to the priory which had been built on the site of the cell of a hermit known as Godwyn. Godwyn had built his hermitage by the Kilburn river during the reign of Henry I, and both his hermitage and the priory took their name from the river.

Kilburn Priory was a small community of nuns, probably Augustinian canonesses. It was founded in 1134 at the Kilburn river crossing on Watling Street (the modern-day junction of Kilburn High Road and Belsize Road). Kilburn Priory's position on Watling Street meant that it became a popular resting point for pilgrims heading for the shrines at St Albans and Willesden. The Priory was dissolved in 1536-37 by Henry VIII, and nothing remains of it today. The priory lands included a mansion and a hostium (a guesthouse), which may have been the origin of the Red Lion pub, thought to have been founded in 1444. Opposite, the Bell Inn was opened around 1600, on the site of the old mansion.

The fashion for taking 'medicinal waters' in the 18th century came to Kilburn when a well of chalybeate waters (water impregnated with iron) was discovered near the Bell Inn in 1714. In an attempt to compete with the nearby Hampstead Well, gardens and a 'great room' were opened to promote the well, and its waters were promoted in journals of the day as cure for 'stomach ailments'.

In the 19th century the wells declined, but the Kilburn Wells remained popular as a tea garden. The Bell was demolished and rebuilt in 1863. The Kilburn stretch of Watling Street, now called Edgware Road and Kilburn High Road, was gradually built up with inns and farm houses. Kilburn did not attract any significant building until around 1819 in the area near St John's Wood.

Much of the area was developed in the last decades of the 19th century by Solomon Barnett, who named many of the streets after places in the West Country (e.g. Torbay) or after popular poets of the day (e.g. Tennyson) in honour of his wife.

There are three railway stations on Kilburn High Road: Kilburn tube station (Jubilee line) at its northern end and a little to the south Brondesbury station (London Overground). Approximately a mile further south is Kilburn High Road station (also London Overground). The name of Ian Dury's first band, Kilburn and the High Roads, refers to this road, as does the Flogging Molly song, "Kilburn High Road" and the Shack song, "Kilburn High Road".

Kilburn tube station opened as Kilburn and Brondesbury on 24 November 1879, as part of the Metropolitan and St. John's Wood Railway run by the Metropolitan Railway. Following the merger of the Metropolitan Railway into London Transport in 1933, it then became part of the Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line on 20 November 1939, at which time the station was extensively rebuilt. The station was renamed to its current name on 25 September 1950. It was transferred to the Jubilee line on its opening, on 1 May 1979.


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The Alice House
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The Black Lion (early 1900s)
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Kilburn Grange Park
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Brondesbury Station in 1961. The view is to the northeast towards Dalston Junction and Broad Street. In the distance can be seen the overbridge carrying the Metropolitan and LNER (ex-Great Central) six lines into Baker Street and Marylebone.
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Remains of Kilburn Priory as it appeared in 1722 Engraved by I Quilley for "The topography and natural history of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex" (1814) by John J. Park
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Kilburn Grange Park
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Houses in Dennington Park Road
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Built in the period immediately following the First World War, Grangeway NW6 is tucked into a corner of Kilburn Grange Park.
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The Brownie - a bargain at 5/-
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Sumatra Road, West Hampstead. Houses opposite Kingdon Road.
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The Grange, from "The Graphic magazine", 1901
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Kilburn Wells
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