Woodfield Place, W9

Road in/near Maida Hill .

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Woodfield Place is a street in Maida Vale.





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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Tom Vague   
Added: 9 Sep 2020 14:02 GMT   

The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road (1860 - 1965)
From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.

When the Westway construction work began the Bedfords sold up and moved to south London. In the early 1970s the house was taken over by the North Kensington Amenity Trust and became the Notting Hill Carnival office before its eventual demolition.

Anne Bedford (now McSweeney) has fond memories of living there, although she recalls: ‘I now know that the conditions were far from ideal but then I knew no different. There was no running hot water, inside toilet or bath, apart from the tin bath we used once a week in the large kitchen/dining room. Any hot water needed was heated in a kettle. I wasn’t aware that there were people not far away who were a lot worse off than us, living in poverty in houses just like mine but families renting one room. We did have a toilet/bathroom installed in 1959, which was ‘luxury’.

‘When the plans for the Westway were coming to light, we were still living in the house whilst all the houses opposite became empty and boarded up one by one. We watched all this going on and decided that it was not going to be a good place to be once the builders moved in to demolish all the houses and start work on the elevated road. Dad sold the house for a fraction of what it should have been worth but it needed too much doing to it to bring it to a good living standard. We were not rich by any means but we were not poor. My grandmother used to do her washing in the basement once a week by lighting a fire in a big concrete copper to heat the water, which would have been there until demolition.

‘When we moved from number 3, I remember the upright piano that my grandparents used to play �’ and me of sorts �’ being lowered out of the top floor and taken away, presumably to be sold. I used to play with balls up on the wall of the chemist shop on the corner of Acklam and Portobello. We would mark numbers on the pavement slabs in a grid and play hopscotch. At the Portobello corner, on one side there was the Duke of Sussex pub, on the other corner, a chemist, later owned by a Mr Fish, which I thought was amusing. When I was very young I remember every evening a man peddling along Acklam Road with a long thin stick with which he lit the streetlights.’ Michelle Active who lived at number 33 remembers: ‘6 of us lived in a one-bed basement flat on Acklam Road. When they demolished it we moved to a 4-bed maisonette on Silchester Estate and I thought it was a palace, two toilets inside, a separate bathroom that was not in the kitchen, absolute heaven.’



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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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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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Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Added: 22 Aug 2023 12:31 GMT   

Hampden Street, W2
My great great grandparents William and Hannah Playford lived at 60 Hampden Street from the mid 1880s when they moved from rural poverty in Norfolk to inner city hardship in Paddington and where all their children were born. My great grandfather was a road sweeper and sold cat meat. They had seven children in all, of whom five survived infancy: three boys who all volunteered for the army at the outbreak of WW1 and miraculously returned via Salonika, France and a German POW camp; and two daughters, the eldest of whom was my great grandmother, Annie Playford b 1888. She had an illegitimate daughter in 1910, my grandmother Hilda Sarah Catherine. She brought her up singlehandedly and assumed a false married name to conceal her (then socially unacceptable) status as a single mother. In fact she never married and would never tell my grandmother anything about her father. Because of her longevity (she died in 1986) I remember Annie very well. As a child I perceived her as grumpy, uncommunicative, unsocial and a voracious eater. Of course as an adult I realised this was borne from pride loneliness, ill health, a grim determination to survive, and hunger. Somehow she did survive on her own as a single parent, despite lack of family support and serious deprivation. She worked three back breaking menial cleaning jobs over many years to make ends meet. With the advent of DNA I now know the identity of my grandmother’s father which she always dearly wished to know herself. She used to ask her mother if she loved her. The answer: "I kept you, didn’t I?" In the context of the times, I think that says it all. I only wish nanny was still here so that I could tell her all about her father.

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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:26 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
My Grandfather bought No 45 Buchanan Gdns in I believe 1902 and died ther in the early 1950s

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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:20 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
I lived in No 7 from 1933 to 1938

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Sylvia guiver   
Added: 4 Jul 2024 14:52 GMT   

Grandparents 1937 lived 37 Blandford Square
Y mother and all her sisters and brother lived there, before this date , my parent wedding photographers were take in the square, I use to visit with my mother I remember the barge ballon in the square in the war.

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Roy Mathieson   
Added: 27 Jun 2024 16:25 GMT   

St Saviours
My great grandmother was born in Bowling Green Lane in 1848. The family moved from there to Earl Terrace, Bermondsey in 1849. I have never been able to locate Earl Terrace on maps.

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Added: 26 Jun 2024 13:10 GMT   

Buckhurst Street, E1
Mt grandfather, Thomas Walton Ward had a musical instrument workshop in Buckhurst Street from 1934 until the street was bombed during the war. Grandfather was a partner in the musical instrument firm of R.J. Ward and Sons of Liverpool. He died in 1945 and is buried in a common grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

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Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bridge House Canal side house in Westbourne Park
Desborough Lodge Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Harrow Road (1920s) Harrow Road in the 1920s, looking south east towards the Prince of Wales pub and the Emmanuel Church spire.
Kilburn Park Road/Shirland Road Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Orme’s Green Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Spotted Dog The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
St Mary’s Harrow Road St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
The Prince of Wales Cinema The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
Westbourne Farm Westbourne Farm - an old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Manor The Manor of Westbourne
Weston’s Cider House In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Windsor Castle The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.

NEARBY STREETS
Abinger Mews, W9 Abinger Mews is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Abourne Street, W9 Before the Second World War, Abourne Street had been called Netley Street (Maida Hill)
Admiral Walk, W9 Admiral Walk is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Aldsworth Close, W9 Aldsworth Close is a pale buff brick terrace (Westbourne Green)
Alfred Road, W2 Alfred Road is the last survivor of a set of Victorian streets (Westbourne Green)
Amberley Road, W9 Amberley Road was formerly lined by canalside wharves (Maida Hill)
Ascot House, W9 Ascot House was built as part of the GLC’s small Windsor estate (Maida Hill)
Barnard Lodge, W9 Barnard Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Barnsdale Road, W9 Barnsdale Road runs between Fernhead Road and Walterton Road (West Kilburn)
Boyce House, W10 Boyce House is located on Bruckner Street (West Kilburn)
Brindley Street, W2 Brindley Street was once one of the poorest streets in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Burlington Close, W9 Burlington Close is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Byron House, W9 Byron House is a block on Shirland Road (Maida Hill)
Chippenham Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6 (Kilburn Park)
Chippenham Mews, W9 Chippenham Mews lies behind Harrow Road running from Chippenham Road to Marylands Road (Maida Hill)
Chippenham Road, W9 Chippenham Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Cirencester Street, W2 Cirencester Street came about in the 1860s but was shortened when the Warwick Estate was built (Westbourne Green)
Clarendon Crescent, W2 Clarendon Crescent was said to be the longest road in London without a turning (Westbourne Green)
Coomassie Road, W9 Coomassie Road is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Delaware Road, W9 Delaware Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Downfield Close, W9 Downfield Close is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Drakeland House, W9 Drakeland House is a block on Fernhead Road (West Kilburn)
Drayford Close, W9 Drayford Close is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Edbrooke Road, W9 Edbrooke Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Edenham Mews, W10 Edenham Mews was the site of a youth club and day nursery after the Second World War until demolition (Kensal Town)
Edenham Street, W10 Edenham Street was swept away in 1969 (Kensal Town)
Edenham Way, W10 Edenham Way is a 1970s street (North Kensington)
Elgin Avenue, W9 Elgin Avenue was proposed in an 1827 plan for the area by John Gutch (Maida Vale)
Elgin Mansions, W9 Elgin Mansions is a block on Elgin Avenue (Maida Vale)
Elkstone Road, W10 Elkstone Road replaced Southam Street around 1970 (North Kensington)
Elmfield Way, W9 Elmfield Way is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Ernest Harniss House, W9 Ernest Harniss House is a block on Elgin Avenue (Maida Hill)
Essendine Mansions, W9 Essendine Mansions is a block on Essendine Road (Maida Vale)
Essendine Road, W9 Essendine Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Fermoy House, W9 Fermoy House can be found on Fermoy Road (West Kilburn)
Fermoy Road, W9 Fermoy Road was named in 1883 and partly built up by 1884 (West Kilburn)
Fernhead Road, W9 Fernhead Road is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
First Avenue, W10 First Avenue is street number one in the Queen's Park Estate (West Kilburn)
Foscote Mews, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area (Westbourne Green)
George Lowe Court, W2 George Lowe Court is a block on George Lowe Court (Westbourne Green)
Godson Yard, NW6 Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005 (Maida Hill)
Goldney Road, W9 Goldney Road was built around 1860 on land which was once the property of Westminster Abbey (Maida Hill)
Grantully Road, W9 Grantully Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Great Western Road, W9 Great Western Road’s northernmost section was created after a bridge was constructed over the canal (Maida Hill)
Grittleton Road, W9 Grittleton Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Harrow Road, W9 Harrow Road is a main road running through Paddington, Willesden and beyond (Maida Hill)
Hermes Close, W9 Hermes Close is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Hormead Road, W9 Hormead Road was named in 1885 although its site was still a nursery ground until 1891 (Kensal Town)
Hunter Lodge, W9 Hunter Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
James Collins Close, W9 James Collins Close is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
John Ratcliffe House, NW6 John Ratcliffe House is located on Chippenham Gardens (Maida Hill)
Kensal Place, W10 Kensal Place ran from Southam Street to Kensal Road (Kensal Town)
Lancefield Street, W10 Lancefield Street runs from Caird Street to Bruckner Street (West Kilburn)
Lanhill Road, W9 Lanhill Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Leith Mansions, W9 Leith Mansions is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Lister Lodge, W9 Lister Lodge is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Lockbridge Court, W9 Lockbridge Court can be found on Elmfield Way (Westbourne Green)
Lydford Road, W9 Lydford Road is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Mary Seacole House, W9 Mary Seacole House is a block on Warlock Road (Maida Hill)
Marylands Road, W9 Marylands Road was built by the Neeld family during the 1860s (Maida Hill)
Modena Street, W9 Modena Street was swept away in the late 1960s (North Kensington)
Morgan Road, W10 Morgan Road connects Wornington Road and St Ervans Road (North Kensington)
Morshead Road, W9 Morshead Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Oak Tree House, W9 Oak Tree House is a block on Shirland Road (Maida Vale)
Oakington Road, W9 Oakington Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Oldbury House, W2 Oldbury House is a shopping parade along the Harrow Road with accommodation above, part of the Warwick Estate development (Westbourne Green)
Pennymore Walk, W9 Pennymore Walk is a close which lies off of Ashmore Road (West Kilburn)
Polesworth House, W2 Polesworth House is a block on Alfred Road (Westbourne Green)
Pressland Street, W10 Pressland Street ran from Kensal Road to the canal (North Kensington)
Princethorpe House, W2 Princethorpe House is a block on Woodchester Square (Westbourne Green)
Riverton Close, W9 Riverton Close is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Saltram House, W9 Saltram House is a block on Saltram Crescent (West Kilburn)
Sevington Street, W9 Sevington Street is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Shelly Court, W9 Shelly Court is a building on Lanhill Road (Maida Hill)
Shirland Mews, W9 Shirland Mews is a street in Maida Vale (West Kilburn)
Shirland Road, W9 Shirland Road is one of the main thorughfares of Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Surrendale Place, W9 Surrendale Place is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Sutherland Court, W9 Sutherland Court is located on Marylands Road (Maida Hill)
The Greene House, W9 The Greene House is a block on Goldney Road (Maida Hill)
Thorngate Road, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area (Maida Hill)
Trellick Tower, W10 Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats designed in the Brutalist style by architect Ernő Goldfinger, completed in 1972 (Kensal Town)
Walterton Road, W9 Walterton Road was the central road of a suburb which was originally proposed to called St. Peter’s Park (Maida Hill)
Warlock Road, W9 Warlock Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Welford House, W9 Welford House is located on Shirland Road (Maida Hill)
Western Mews, W9 Western Mews is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Widley Road, W9 Widley Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Vale)
Wilmcote House, W2 Wilmcote House is sited on Woodchester Square (Westbourne Green)
Windsor Gardens, W9 Windsor Gardens is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Woodchester Square, W2 Woodchester Square is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Woodchester Street, W2 Woodchester Street disappeared from the map in 1961 (Westbourne Green)
Woodfield Crescent, W9 Woodfield Crescent was a former street in London W9 (Maida Hill)
Woodfield Place, W9 Woodfield Place is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Woodfield Road, W9 The first section of Woodfield Road seems to date from the 1830s (Maida Hill)
Wymering Mansions, W9 Wymering Mansions is a residential block in Wymering Road (Maida Vale)
Wymering Road, W9 Wymering Road runs west from Elgin Avenue (Maida Vale)

NEARBY PUBS
Weston’s Cider House In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.
Windsor Castle The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.


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