Blue Bridge, SW1A

Walkway/path in/near St James’s Park, existing between 1957 and now.

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Walkway/path · * · SW1A ·
August
30
2021
Blue Bridge crosses St James’s Park lake.

The bridge offers spectacular views across the lake to Buckingham Palace to the west and Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben and the London Eye to the east.

The first bridge here was designed by John Nash. This was replaced by an iron suspension bridge in 1857 and the current bridge dates from 1957.


Main source: St James’s Park - St James’s Park - The Royal Parks
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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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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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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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Downing Street, SW1A Downing Street has been the home of British Prime Minsters since the eighteenth century (Westminster)
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St. Matthew Street, SW1P
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Stable Yard Road, SW1A
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Strutton Court, SW1P
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The Terrace, SW1P
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The Zig Zag Building, SW1E
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Thirleby Road, SW1P
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Tothill Street, SW1H
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Tufton Court, SW1
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Tufton Street, SW1P
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Vandon Court, SW1H
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Vandon Passage, SW1H
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Vandon Street, SW1H
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Victoria Street, SW1E
Victoria Street, SW1P Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area (Westminster)
Victoria Street, SW1P
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Wellington House, SW1E
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Westminster Central Hall, SW1H
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Westminster House, SW1P
Westminster Mansions, SW1P Westminster Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Westminster Mansions, SW1P
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Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P
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Wilcox Place, SW1P
Wilfred Street, SW1E Wilfred Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area (Victoria)
Wilfred Street, SW1E
Windsor House, SW1H Windsor House is a block on Victoria Street (Westminster)
Windsor House, SW1H


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