St Luke’s Road, W11

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St Luke’s Road is a street in Notting Hill.





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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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David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   

Mcgregor Road, W11 (1938 - 1957)
I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood -from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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Christian   
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
   
Added: 20 Jul 2024 01:13 GMT   

Whitechapel (1980 - 1981)
Diana Lee-Gobbitt - Artist rented a room at No 1 Berner Street, Whitechapel, opposite Church Passage (Ripper territory) for one year, rent approx 3 pounds pw. Worked as Receptionist for n Indian import/export company in the Watney Markets. Owner of No 1 Berner Street was Sammy Ferrugia, Maltese Taxi company owner. The artist was shown the gambling den in Dutfield’s Yard behind the terrace houses. It was common local knowledge prostitution was high end income for those in the East End during the 1950s.

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
3 Acklam Road From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.
Acklam Road protests Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway.
Adair Road before redevelopment (1964) A photo showing Adair Road’s junction with Golborne Gardens in March 1964.
Albert Hotel The Albert Hotel stood on the corner of All Saints Road and Westbourne Park Road.
Orme’s Green Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Political meeting (1920s) Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
Portobello Farm Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
Portobello Green Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
St Mary’s Harrow Road St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St. Joseph’s Home St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
The Apollo The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Crown Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
The Mitre The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road on the corner with Wornington Road.
The Prince of Wales Cinema The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
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
Absalom Road, W10 Absalom Road was the former name for the western section of Golborne Gardens (Kensal Town)
Acklam Road, W10 Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway (Notting Hill)
Adair Road, W10 Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders (Kensal Town)
Adair Tower, W10 Adair Tower is a post-war tower block on the corner of Adair Road and Appleford Road, W10 (Kensal Town)
Admiral Walk, W9 Admiral Walk is a street in Maida Vale (Westbourne Green)
Alba Place, W11 Alba Place is part of the Colville Conservation Area (Notting Hill)
Aldridge Court, W11 Aldridge Court is in Aldridge Road Villas (Westbourne Park)
Aldridge Road Villas, W11 Aldridge Road Villas is a surviving fragment of mid-Victorian residential development (Westbourne Park)
Alfred Road, W2 Alfred Road is the last survivor of a set of Victorian streets (Westbourne Green)
All Saints Road, W11 Built between 1852-61, All Saints Road is named after All Saints Church on Talbot Road (Notting Hill)
Angola Mews, W10 Angola Mews, one of the lost mews of North Kensington, was demolished to make way for the Bevington Road School (North Kensington)
Appleford House, W10 Appleford House is a residential block along Appleford Road (Kensal Town)
Appleford Road, W10 Appleford Road was transformed post-war from a Victorian street to one dominated by housing blocks (Kensal Town)
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)
Basing Street, W11 Basing Street was originally Basing Road between 1867 and 1939 (Notting Hill)
Bevington Road, W10 Bevington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10 (North Kensington)
Blagrove Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode (Notting Hill)
Bosworth Road, W10 Bosworth Road was the first street built as Kensal New Town started to expand to the east (Kensal Town)
Brindley Street, W2 Brindley Street was once one of the poorest streets in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Buckshead House, W2 Buckshead House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Caradoc Close, W2 Caradoc Close is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Chippenham Mews, W9 Chippenham Mews lies behind Harrow Road running from Chippenham Road to Marylands Road (Maida Hill)
Combe House, W2 Combe House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Culham House, W2 Culham House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Dainton House, W2 Dainton House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Dartmouth Close, W11 Dartmouth Close is a street in Notting Hill (Westbourne Green)
Derrycombe House, W2 Derrycombe House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Devonport House, W2 Devonport House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
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)
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)
Fallodon House, W11 Fallodon House was planned in 1973 to replace housing between Tavistock Crescent, Tavistock Road, and St Luke’s Road (Westbourne Park)
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)
Foscote Mews, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area (Westbourne Green)
Golborne Gardens, W10 Golborne Gardens may date from the 1880s (Kensal Town)
Golden Mews, W11 Golden Mews was a tiny mews off of Basing Street, W11 (Notting Hill)
Goldney Road, W9 Goldney Road was built around 1860 on land which was once the property of Westminster Abbey (Maida Hill)
Great Western Road, W11 The name of the Great Western Road dates from the 1850s (Westbourne Park)
Great Western Road, W9 Great Western Road’s northernmost section was created after a bridge was constructed over the canal (Maida Hill)
Hampden Street, W2 Hampden Street is a now demolished street (Westbourne Green)
Hanwell House, W2 Hanwell House is a block on Great Western Road (Westbourne Green)
Harrow Road, W9 Harrow Road is a main road running through Paddington, Willesden and beyond (Maida Hill)
Hayden’s Place, W11 Haydens Place is a small cul-de-sac off of the Portobello Road (Notting Hill)
Hazlewood Tower, W10 Hazlewood Tower is a skyscraper in North Kensington, London W10 (Kensal Town)
Hedgegate Court, W11 Hedgegate Court is a block on Powis Terrace (Notting 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 House, W10 James House is a residential block in Appleford Road (Kensal Town)
Kensal Place, W10 Kensal Place ran from Southam Street to Kensal Road (Kensal Town)
Keyham House, W2 The twenty-storey Keyham House is on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Kildare Terrace, W2 Kildare Terrace is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Lancaster Road, W11 Lancaster Road has been called London’s most Instagrammable street (Notting Hill)
Landor House, W2 Landor House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Leamington House, W11 Leamington House was built by 1962 (Westbourne Park)
Leamington Road Villas, W11 Leamington Road Villas is a street in Notting Hill (Westbourne Park)
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)
Marylands Road, W9 Marylands Road was built by the Neeld family during the 1860s (Maida Hill)
McGregor Road, W11 McGregor Road runs between St Luke’s Road and All Saints Road (Notting Hill)
Mickletone House, W2 Mickletone House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
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)
Moulsford House, W2 Moulsford House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Oakington Road, W9 Oakington Road is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Orchard Close, W10 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area (North Kensington)
Polesworth House, W2 Polesworth House is a block on Alfred Road (Westbourne Green)
Polperro House, W2 Polperro House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Portishead House, W2 Portishead House is part of the Brunel Estate (Westbourne Green)
Portobello Road, W10 Portobello Road is split into two sections by the Westway/Hammersmith and City line (North Kensington)
Powis Gardens, W11 Powis Gardens is a street in Notting Hill (Notting Hill)
Powis Mews, W11 Powis Mews is a street in Notting Hill (Westbourne Green)
Powis Terrace, W11 Powis Terrace is a street in Notting Hill (Notting Hill)
Pressland Street, W10 Pressland Street ran from Kensal Road to the canal (North Kensington)
Raddington Road, W10 Raddington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10 (Notting Hill)
Riverford House, W2 Riverford House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Roseland Place, W11 Roseland Place was a short mews located at what is now 224/226 Portobello Road (Notting Hill)
Sappertone House, W2 Sappertone House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Shottsford, W2 Shottsford is one of the buildings of the Wessex Gardens Estate (Westbourne Green)
Shrewsbury Road, W2 Shrewsbury Road is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Silvester Mews, W11 Silvester Mews was a mews off of Basing Street, W11 (Notting Hill)
Southam House, W10 Southam House is situated on Adair Road (Kensal Town)
Southam Street, W10 Southam Street was made world-famous in the photographs of Roger Mayne (Kensal Town)
St Columbs House, W10 St Columbs House is situated at 9-39 Blagrove Road (North Kensington)
St Ervans Road, W10 St Ervans Road is named after the home town of the Rev. Samuel Walker (North Kensington)
St Joseph’s Close, W10 St Joseph’s Close is a cul-de-sac off of Bevington Road (North Kensington)
St Lukes Mews, W11 St Lukes Mews is a mews off of All Saints Road, W11 (Notting Hill)
St Luke’s Road, W11 St Luke’s Road is a street in Notting Hill (Westbourne Park)
St Stephens Mews, W2 St Stephens Mews is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 St Stephen’s Gardens is a street in Paddington (Westbourne Green)
Stonehouse House, W2 Stonehouse House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Sunderland House, W2 Sunderland House is sited on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Tavistock Crescent, W11 Tavistock Crescent was where the first Notting Hill Carnival procession began on 18 September 1966. (Notting Hill)
Tavistock Mews, W11 Tavistock Mews, W11 lies off of the Portobello Road (Notting Hill)
Tavistock Road, W11 Tavistock Road was developed in the late 1860s alongside the Hammersmith and City railway line from Westbourne Park station (Notting Hill)
The Greene House, W9 The Greene House is a block on Goldney Road (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)
Truro House, W2 Truro House is a block on Westbourne Park Road (Westbourne Green)
Waverley Road, W2 Waverley Road, now gone, lasted just over a hundred years (Westbourne Green)
Westbourne Park Road, W11 Westbourne Park Road runs between Notting Hill and the Paddington area (Westbourne Park)
Westbury House, W11 Westbury House was built on the corner of Westbourne Park Road and Aldridge Road Villas in 1965 (Westbourne Park)
Western Mews, W9 Western Mews is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
Westway, W10 Westway is the A40(M) motorway which runs on an elevated section along the W10/W11 border (Notting Hill)
Windsor Gardens, W9 Windsor Gardens is a street in Maida Vale (Maida Hill)
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)
Wornington Road, W10 Wornington Road connected Golborne Road with Ladbroke Grove, though the Ladbroke end is now closed to through traffic (North Kensington)

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