Mandeville Close, SE3

Road in/near Westcombe Park

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Road · Westcombe Park · SE3 ·
JUNE
18
2021

Mandeville Close backs onto Heathway.

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At the turn of the twentieth century, the built-up area of London extended about eight miles in any direction as measured from Charing Cross - even within that boundary, there was still countryside.

The road vehicle had not come of age and the limit of the expansion was largely governed by the railways - those who could afford the time and cost of a daily commute could, before contiguous development, work in town and live in rural surroundings.

In a lot of late Victorian development of the 'outer suburbs', nearest to the new station would be working class housing. Most houses would be within easy walking distance of the station, living in tree-lined roads with gardens. Those who owned a carriage could live in larger villas slightly further away. First Class season-ticket holders were in exclusive roads and large houses.

There was another different type of railway suburb - most of the houses were in uniform long terraces. These were built to conform to the 1875 Public Health Act, allowing a density of forty houses an acre.

Whether a suburb developed into an 'Ealing'-type suburb (the first example) or a 'Tottenham'-type suburb (the latter) was at the whim of the local railway company - whether to provide 'workman's fares' or fully-exploit the class system.

After a slower period of growth until the first world war, London saw an unprecedented boom in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The development of other public transport options - the tube lines, trams and later the private car allowed the spread of the suburbs on a huge scale.

At the first world war ended, growth finished at Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, East Ham and Dulwich. In the 21 years between that event and the start of the second war, London had reached Edgware, Upminster, Bromley and Chessington.


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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Comment
   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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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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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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Westcombe Park

Westcombe Park is a largely residential area in Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Westcombe Park largely comprises the northern half of the Blackheath Westcombe ward of the Royal Borough of Greenwich which in 2011 had a population of 26 914.

Westcombe Park railway station opened on 1 May 1879.


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