Culford Gardens, SW3

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Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.




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Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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Born here
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Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

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V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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Josh   
Added: 18 Apr 2021 21:00 GMT   

Winchfield House, SW15
Designed 1952-53. Constructed 1955-58

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Sloane Square Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.

NEARBY STREETS
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street connects the King’s Road with Sloane Avenue.
Antiquarius, SW3 Antiquarius is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace was the location of the house and estate of Blacklands.
Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W Bloomfield Terrace is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Bourne Street, SW1W Bourne Street is lined with what were once artisans’ dwellings.
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bull’s Gardens, SW3 Bull’s Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Bunhouse Place, SW1W Bunhouse Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Burnsall Street, SW3 Burnsall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bywater Street, SW3 Bywater Street was built in the 1850s on the site of a nursery.
Cadogan Garden, SW3 Cadogan Garden is a location in London.
Cadogan Gardens, SW3 Cadogan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club.
Cadogan Street, SW3 Cadogan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cavalry Square, SW1W Cavalry Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Cavalry Square, SW3 Cavalry Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Cloisters, SW3 Chelsea Cloisters is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia.
Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cliveden Place, SW1W Cliveden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Colebrook Court, SW3 Colebrook Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Crescent Place, SW3 Crescent Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Danube Street, SW3 Danube Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Denyer Street, SW3 Denyer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Donne Place, SW3 Donne Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Draycott Avenue, SW3 Draycott Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Place, SW3 Draycott Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke of York Square, SW1W Duke of York Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is a shopping and retail development.
East Road, SW3 East Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Eaton Close, SW1W Eaton Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews West, SW1W Eaton Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Terrace, SW1W Eaton Terrace is a street of elegant five and six storey terraced houses.
Egerton Crescent, SW3 Egerton Crescent was described in 2013 as "the most expensive street in Britain".
Egerton Gardens, SW3 Egerton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ellis Street, SW1X Ellis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Elystan Place, SW3 Elystan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elystan Street, SW3 Elystan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
First Street, SW3 First Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Garrison Square, SW1W Garrison Square is a location in London.
Godfrey Street, SW3 Godfrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Graham Terrace, SW1W Graham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W Grosvenor Cottages is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Hasker Street, SW3 Hasker Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Holbein Mews, SW1W Holbein Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Place, SW1W Holbein Place links Sloane Square and Pimlico Road.
Ives Street, SW3 Ives Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Joubert Mansions, SW3 Joubert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Jubilee Place, SW3 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X Lennox Gardens Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lennox Gardens, SW1X Lennox Gardens skirts the central gardens of the same name.
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lucan Place, SW3 Lucan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Markham Square, SW3 Markham Square is a garden square laid out in 1836.
Markham Street, SW3 Markham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Markham Street, SW3 A street within the SW3 postcode
Marlborough Street, SW3 Marlborough Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Milner Street, SW3 Milner Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Mossop Street, SW3 Mossop Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Mozart Terrace, SW1W Mozart Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Ormonde Place, SW1W Ormonde Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ovington Street, SW1X Ovington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Passmore Street, SW1W Passmore Street, formerly Union Street, contains a social mix.
Petyward, SW3 Petyward is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pimilco Walk, SW1W Pimilco Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street.
Radnor Walk, SW3 Radnor Walk was previously called Radnor Street until renamed in 1937.
Rawlings Street, SW3 Rawlings Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rich Lane, SW3 Rich Lane is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Richards Place, SW3 Richards Place is a location in London.
Rosemoor Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue This was laid out for William III as part of a proposed triumphal way leading from Wren’s Royal Hospital to the south right to Kensington Palace in the north.
Sedding Street, SW1W Sedding Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Avenue, SW3 Sloane Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sloane Court East, SW1W Sloane Court East is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Court East, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Gardens, SW1W Sloane Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sloane Square House, SW1W Residential block
Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Terrace, SW1X Sloane Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street was built between 1794 and 1807 by a vintner named Thomas Smith.
South Eaton Place, SW1W South Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sprimont Place, SW3 Sprimont Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 St Catherine’s Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is situated at the end of Royal Avenue.
St Lukes Street, SW3 St Lukes Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St. Catherines Mews, SW3 St. Catherines Mews is a location in London.
Sutton Estate, SW3 Sutton Estate is a location in London.
Symons Street, SW3 Symons Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street was originally a footpath known locally as Butterfly Alley which separated two famous nurseries: John Colville and Thomas Davey.
Turks Row, SW3 Turks Row is a location in London.
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square was laid out in the 1850s by Francis Edwards though the terraces on either side of the square were built some ten years earlier.
West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X West Eaton Place Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
West Eaton Place, SW1X West Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Whistler Square, SW1W Whistler Square is a location in London.
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whiteheads Grove, SW3 Whiteheads Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Whittaker Street, SW1W Whittaker Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wiltshire Close, SW3 Wiltshire Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.


Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea.

The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

Chelsea once had a reputation for the manufacture of Chelsea buns (made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled, with currants trapped between the layers, and topped with sugar).

King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of King Henry’s wives, Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as ’a village of palaces’ – had a population of 3000. Even so, Chelsea remained rural and served London to the east as a market garden, a trade that continued until the 19th-century development boom which caused the final absorption of the district into the metropolis.

Chelsea shone, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London period and the early 1970s. The Swinging Sixties was defined on King’s Road, which runs the length of the area. The Western end of Chelsea featured boutiques Granny Takes a Trip and The Sweet Shop, the latter of which sold medieval silk velvet caftans, tabards and floor cushions, with many of the cultural cognoscenti of the time being customers, including Keith Richards, Twiggy and many others.

The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents. From 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the ’glitzy’ lives of several young people living in Chelsea. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea-residents being born in the United States.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Fascination of Chelsea
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Belgrave Square
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Lowndes Street, c. 1905.
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Walton Street, SW3
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Edbury Square, c. 1906.
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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
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Boscobel Place
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Lowndes Street, c. 1905.
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Walton Street, SW3
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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
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