Metropolitan Borough of Paddington

The Metropolitan Borough of Paddington was a former Metropolitan Borough of the London County Council.

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The Metropolitan Borough of Paddington was a former Metropolitan Borough of the London County Council.

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Its area covered that part of the current City of Westminster west of Edgware Road and Maida Vale, and north of Bayswater Road. Places in the borough included Paddington, Westbourne Green, Bayswater, Maida Hill, West Kilburn, Maida Vale. To the south it bordered the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster, to the east, the Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone.

The borough was abolished on 1 April 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 and its former area merged with that of the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster and the Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone to form the present-day City of Westminster.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Lived here
Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   

83 Pembroke Road
My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.

Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his wife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:30 GMT   

Kilburn Park - opened 1915
Kilburn Park station was opened at the height of the First World War

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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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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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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:49 GMT   

A bit of a lift....
Kilburn Park was the first station to be designed around escalators, rather than lifts.

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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


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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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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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: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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Added: 19 Dec 2022 20:09 GMT   

Tempest
I don’t know

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bishop’s Bridge Bishop’s Bridge, sometimes known as Paddington Bridge, is a road bridge which carries Bishop’s Bridge Road across the rail approaches to Paddington station
Fountains Abbey The Fountains Abbey was opened in 1824 and quickly became a popular meeting place for locals.
Paddington The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Red Lion Bridge Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
River Westbourne The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
St Mary’s Hospital, London St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.

NEARBY STREETS
Africa House, W2 Africa House is a block on Blomfield Villas.
Alleyn Court, W2 Alleyn Court is a block on Alleyn Court.
Bathurst Mews, W2 Bathurst Mews is a street in Paddington.
Belvedere Strand, W2 Belvedere Strand is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 Bishop’s Bridge Road, now a main thoroughfare, began life as a footpath.
Blomfield Mews, W2 Blomfield Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Blomfield Villas, W2 Blomfield Villas is a road in the W2 postcode area
Brecon House, W2 Brecon House is a block on Cleveland Terrace.
Brewers Court, W2 Brewers’ Court was finished in 1976.
Bridgewater House, W2 Bridgewater House is a building on Cleveland Terrace.
Brunel House, W2 Brunel House is a block on Westbourne Terrace.
Caernarvon House, W2 The 1955-built Caernarvon House is on the Hallfield Estate.
Canalside Walk, W2 Canalside Walk is a location in London.
Capital House, W2 Capital House is located on Craven Road.
Cervantes Court, W2 Cervantes Court is sited on Inverness Terrace.
Chichester Road, W2 Chichester Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Chilworth Court, W2 Chilworth Court is a block on Gloucester Terrace.
Chilworth Mews, W2 Chilworth Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Chilworth Street, W2 Chilworth Street, originally called Charles Street, is an east-west street in W2.
Cleveland Court, W2 Cleveland Court is a block on Leinster Gardens.
Cleveland Gardens, W2 Cleveland Gardens is a short stretch of road behind Cleveland Square.
Cleveland Square, W2 Cleveland Square is a notable square in Paddington.
Cleveland Terrace, W2 Cleveland Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Clifton Place, W2 Clifton Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Cloucester Mews West, W2 Cloucester Mews West is a road in the W2 postcode area
Conduit Mews, W2 Conduit Mews is a street in Paddington.
Conduit Passage, W2 Conduit Passage is a street in Paddington.
Conduit Place, W2 Conduit Place is a street in Paddington.
Craven Court, W2 Craven Court is a block on Craven Road.
Craven Road, W2 The Earl of Craven owned the land on which the road was later built.
Devonshire Court, W2 Devonshire Court is a building on Gloucester Terrace.
Devonshire Terrace, W2 Devonshire Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Diamond House, W2 Diamond House is a block on Praed Street.
Dudley Street, W2 Dudley Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastbourne Mews, W2 Eastbourne Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Eastbourne Terrace, W2 Eastbourne Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Edna House, W2 Edna House is a building on Norfolk Square.
Enterprise House, W2 Enterprise House is located on Westbourne Terrace.
Gloucester Gardens, W2 Gloucester Gardens is a road in the W2 postcode area
Gloucester Mews, W2 Gloucester Mews is a street in Paddington.
Gloucester Terrace, W2 Gloucester Terrace is an 1850s development.
Harrow Road, W2 Harrow Road is one of the main arterial roads of London, leading northwest out of the capital.
Hermitage Street, W2 Hermitage Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Holy Trinity House, W2 Holy Trinity House is a building on Orsett Terrace.
Howards Way, W2 Howards Way is a road in the W2 postcode area
Hurlingham House, W2 Hurlingham House is sited on Westbourne Terrace Road.
Inver Court, W2 Inver Court can be found on Inver Court.
John Aird Court, W2 John Aird Court can be found on John Aird Court.
Kingdom Street, W2 Kingdom Street is a road in the W2 postcode area
Leinster Gardens, W2 Leinster Gardens began its life in the early 1840s.
Leo Court, W2 Leo Court is a block on St Mary’s Terrace.
London Mews, W2 London Mews is a street in Paddington.
London Street, W2 London Street is a street in Paddington.
Macmillan House, W2 Residential block
Mara House, W2 Mara House is located on Sussex Gardens.
Marshall Building, W2 Marshall Building can be found on Hermitage Street.
Marylebone Flyover, W2 Marylebone Flyover is a road in the W2 postcode area
Merchant Square, W2 Merchant Square is a road in the W2 postcode area
Montgomery House, W2 Montgomery House is a block on Harrow Road.
Munkenbeck Building, W2 Munkenbeck Building is a block on Hermitage Street.
Newcastle Mews, W2 Newcastle Mews lay off the Edgware Road.
Newcastle Place, W2 Newcastle Place is a location in London.
Norfolk Place, W2 Norfolk Place is a street in Paddington.
Norfolk Square, W2 Norfolk Square is a street in Paddington.
North Wharf Road, W2 North Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Orsett Mews, W2 Orsett Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Orsett Terrace, W2 Orsett Terrace combined with Orsett Place to form one street in Paddington.
Paddington Green, W2 Paddington Green is a surviving fragment of the original rural fabric of the area.
Pembroke House, W2 Residential block
Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 Porchester Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Porchester Gardens, W2 Porchester Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Square, W2 Begun in 1850 and completed between 1855 and 1858, Porchester Square was one of the last areas of Bayswater to be built.
Porchester Terrace North, W2 Porchester Terrace North is a road in the W2 postcode area
Porteus Road, W2 Porteus Road is a road in the W2 postcode area
Praed Mews, W2 Praed Mews is a street in Paddington.
Praed Street, W2 Praed Street was named after William Praed, chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to its north.
Princess Louise Close, W2 Princess Louise Close is a street in Paddington.
Queen’s Gardens, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Queens Gardens, W2 Queens Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Radnor Lodge, W2 Radnor Lodge is a street in Paddington.
Radnor Mews, W2 Radnor Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Ranelagh Bridge, W2 Ranelagh Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area
Rosewood Walk, W2 Rosewood Walk is a location in London.
Sheldon Square, W2 Sheldon Square is a street in Paddington.
Smallbrook Mews, W2 Smallbrook Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
South Wharf Road, W2 South Wharf Road is a street in Paddington.
Spring Street, W2 Spring Street is a street in Paddington.
St Marys Terrace, W2 St Marys Terrace is a street in Paddington.
St Mary’s Square, W2 Saint Mary’s Square is a square in the W2 postcode area
Sussex Gardens, W2 Sussex Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Sussex Place, W2 Sussex Place is a street in Paddington.
Talbot Square, W2 Talbot Square was laid out in 1842 on the site of the former Lower Reservoir of the Grand Junction Canal Company.
The Colonnades, W2 The Colonnades is in Porchester Square.
Upbrook Mews, W2 Upbrook Mews is built on top of the former Westbourne River.
Warwick Avenue, W2 Warwick Avenue is split between the W2 and W9 postcodes.
Warwick Crescent, W2 Warwick Crescent lies along a southern edge of the Little Venice Pool.
Westbourne Court, W2 Westbourne Court stood at the corner of Orsett Terrace and Westbourne Terrace by 1938.
Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 Westbourne Terrace Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 Westbourne Terrace Road is a street in Paddington.
Westbourne Terrace, W2 Westbourne Terrace was an idea of George Gutch the builder.
Westway, W2 At its opening, Westway was the largest continuous concrete structure in Britain.
Winsland Street, W2 Winsland Street is a road in the W2 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Fountains Abbey The Fountains Abbey was opened in 1824 and quickly became a popular meeting place for locals.


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Paddington

The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway’s route from Farringdon.

The first Metropolitan station opened as Paddington (Bishop’s Road) but Paddington station, designed by the celebrated engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel had long been the London end of the Great Western Railway.

Paddington had been an important town west of London before it was engulfed by the metropolis. It was first a medieval parish, then a metropolitan borough and finally integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Also found in Paddington are St Mary’s Hospital (where penicillin was first discovered) and the former Paddington Green Police Station - once the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.

Fictionally, Paddington Station has a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children’s fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Paddington mainline railway station has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. The Elizabeth Line now runs through, inheriting the express rail line to Heathrow Airport.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Sutherland Avenue, W9
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Amberley Mews - "The Blue Lamp"
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The 1807 Hyatt map
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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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A GWR 4073 Class locomotive waits to depart Paddington Station, adjacent to Brunel’s cast-iron Bishop’s Bridge road bridge, in April 1962.
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Fountains Abbey (2020)
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Westway construction making its way along the Harrow Road (1960s)
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Paddington Fire Station (c.1900)
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