Waldegrave Road, TW11

Road in/near Strawberry Hill, existing between the 1750s and now

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Waldegrave Road is named after Frances Waldegrave and was the birthplace of Sir Noël Coward.

Waldegrave Road was named after Frances Waldegrave, the widow of the 7th Earl Waldegrave who lived at Strawberry Hill House, situated on the road in the 19th century.

The road is split into two sections - a Teddington (TW11) part and a Twickenham (TW1) section. The Teddington part of Waldegrave Road is noted for late Victorian semi-detached villas.

This road, connecting Teddington with Strawberry Hill, was at first known as Fry’s Lane. In the early nineteenth century it became Factory Lane after Alexander Barclay built a wax manufacturing factory in 1800. After the death of Frances, Lady Waldegrave, in 1879, the name changed to its modern form.

Following enclosure at the beginning of the nineteenth century, a large pond covered the south west part of the road at the centre of Teddington. Elmfield House on the corner of Waldegrave Road and the High Street was built about 1700.

In 1863, a new railway track was built through the site of the pond. A road bridge was constructed to reunite the two parts of Teddington that had been separated by the railway. Several properties were built on the bridge approach, known as Bridge Place, and let to commercial tenants.

Teddington Library was completed in 1906 and now Grade II Listed. This was one of 660 libraries in the UK financed by Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-Canadian philanthropist.

82 Waldegrave Road, now the Waldegrave Clinic, was home to the mountaineer Edward Whymper, who in 1865 was the first person to climb the Matterhorn. The expedition ended in tragedy when three of his team were killed on the descent.

At 131 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, Sir Noël Peirce Coward was born in 1899. It is marked by a blue plaque. Number 131 was formerly numbered 5 and the house was informally known as ’Helmsdale’.

Noël’s parents, Arthur and Violet had lived at Helmsdale since their marriage in 1890. Noël was christened at the house in February 1900 but the family left in 1901: "An unpretentious abode/ Which, I believe,/ Economy forced us to leave/ In rather a hurry" wrote Noël Coward many years later. After living locally, the family left Teddington altogether in 1904. In 1917 they moved to Ebury Street, SW1 where Violet Coward took on a boarding house.

Sir Noël Coward attended a dance academy as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a teenager he was introduced into the high society in which most of his plays would be set. Coward achieved enduring success as a playwright, publishing more than 50 plays from his teens onwards. He composed hundreds of songs, in addition to well over a dozen musical theatre works, screenplays, poetry, several volumes of short stories, the novel Pomp and Circumstance and a three-volume autobiography.

At the outbreak of the Second World War Coward volunteered for war work, running the British propaganda office in Paris before the French occupation. Coward won an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 for his naval film drama In Which We Serve and was knighted in 1969.

Sir Noel died in 1973.




Main source: Noël Coward | Actor, Playwright & Songwriter | Blue Plaques | English Heritage
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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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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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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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