East Acton Lane, W3

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Road · East Acton · W3 ·
JANUARY
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2000
East Acton Lane runs from The Vale to Savoy Circus.

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Patricia Neafsey   
Added: 4 Sep 2017 15:55 GMT   

Fishers Lane, W4
My ancestors (Dady) lived in Myrtle Cottage, Fishers Lane in 1900 or so. Do you have any information? Was it associated with a manor house?

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Comment
   
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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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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NEARBY STREETS
Armstrong Road, W3 Armstrong Road is a street in Acton.
Ashfield Road, W3 Ashfield Road is a road in the W3 postcode area
Beechwood Grove, W3 Beechwood Grove is a road in the W3 postcode area
Bowes Road, W3 Bowes Road is a street in Acton.
Brassie Avenue, W3 Brassie Avenue is a road on the East Acton Estate (the ’Golf Links Estate’)
Bromyard Avenue, W3 Bromyard Avenue is a street in Acton.
Canterbury Court, W3 Canterbury Court is a road in the W3 postcode area
East Acton Arcade, W3 East Acton Arcade is a street in Acton.
East Churchfield Road, W3 East Churchfield Road is a street in Acton.
Fitzneal Street, W12 Fitzneal Street runs off of Old Oak Common Lane.
Foster Road, W3 Foster Road is a road in the W3 postcode area
Foxglove Path, W12 Foxglove Path is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Foxglove Street, W12 Foxglove Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Friars Place Lane, W3 Friars Place Lane connects East Acton Lane and the Western Avenue.
Friars Way, W3 Friars Way is a street in Acton.
Gibbon Road, W3 Gibbon Road is a street in Acton.
Glenduin Road, W3 Glenduin Road is a road in the W3 postcode area
Goldsmiths Close, W3 Goldsmiths Close is a road in the W3 postcode area
Granta Court, W3 Granta Court is a location in London.
Kingsdown Avenue, W3 Kingsdown Avenue is a road in the W3 postcode area
Old Oak Road, W3 Old Oak Road is a street in Acton.
Perryn Road, W3 Perryn Road is a street in Acton.
Prideaux Place, W3 Prideaux Place is a road in the W3 postcode area
Savoy Circus, W3 Savoy Circus was officially Western Circus when it opened in 1921.
Shaa Road, W3 Shaa Road is a street in Acton.
Sir Alexander Close, W3 Sir Alexander Close is a road in the W3 postcode area
St Andrews Road, W3 St Andrews Road is named after the home of golf in Scotland.
St Dunstans Avenue, W3 St Dunstans Avenue is a street in Acton.
Strelley Way, W3 Strelley Way is a road in the W3 postcode area
Sunningdale Avenue, W3 Sunningdale Avenue is named after the golf course.
Templemead Close, W3 Templemead Close appears to have been built on the site of tennis courts.
The Approach, W3 The Approach is a golf-related pun.
Trinity Way, W3 Trinity Way is a road in the W3 postcode area
Vyner Road, W3 Vyner Road is a road in the W3 postcode area

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East Acton

East Acton is an area in west London.

Anciently, East Acton and Acton developed as separate settlements and the nearby districts of North Acton, West Acton and South Acton were developed in the late nineteenth century.

East Acton, largely separated from London by Wormwood Scrubs developed later and was mainly agricultural until after the arrival of the underground railway.

East Acton station opened in 1920 on the Ealing Broadway extension of the Central London Railway (CLR), which was renamed the Central line in 1937.

The new line was built with connections to the West London Line near Shepherd’s Bush, the former GWR main line to Birmingham at North Acton, and the main line to Bristol at Ealing Broadway.

Since the CLR was exclusively a passenger service, two extra dedicated tracks for the GWR’s freight trains were opened in 1938, but were closed in 1964. The trackbed of these rails is now overgrown, with vegetation visible immediately to the north of the station.

East Acton was mentioned frequently in the classic 1950s radio comedy series the Goon Show, as the Goons used to rehearse in a room over a greengrocers in East Acton.


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Snap taken along Friars Place Lane, W3 (1922) Photographer unknown
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Savoy Circus, East Acton The photo was taken sometime after the Savoy Cinema became a bowling alley and before the roundabout caused congestion which meant its replacement by lights.
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Foliot Street on the Old Oak Estate, East Acton soon after construction c.1913
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Fitzneal Street, W12 (1913) The street is part of the Wormholt and Old Oak Estates which were constructed in 1912-1928 and represented part of a movement towards higher standards in public housing.
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Savoy Circus, East Acton from above (1922)
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Houses of East Acton Housing Estate fronting Western Avenue (1920)
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