Ford Lane, SL0

Road in/near Yiewsley .

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Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.


Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames


C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

Born here
Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.



Yiewsley is a large suburban village in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Yiewsley’s transition from an agrarian community began when the Grand Junction Canal was opened. Construction started in May 1793 and connected the area to the Thames at Brentford, passing through Yiewsley on its way north following the River Colne. An aqueduct was built at Cowley Lock to cross the Fray’s River. In 1794, the canal opened between the Thames and Uxbridge, and in 1795, the aqueduct over the Fray’s River was likely completed.

The following year, in 1796, Colham Wharf, Yiewsley’s first dock, was established near Colham Bridge. In 1801, the Paddington Arm of the canal opened, connecting the area to national trade routes.

The canal played a vital role in transporting Cowley stock bricks, which were made from the abundant brick-earth in Yiewsley. The bricks were transported mainly along the Grand Junction Canal and the Regent’s Canal to supply the demand for building materials in Victorian London.

By the 1890s, approximately 100 million bricks were produced annually in West Middlesex, meeting London’s construction needs. However, the brick-earth deposits began to deplete around the early 20th century. Brick production continued until 1935, while gravel and sand extraction continued into the 1970s.

The Great Western Railway’s construction began in 1835, with the Paddington to Maidenhead line opening in 1838, making West Drayton its first station. The GWR branch line to Uxbridge Vine Street was completed in 1856. West Drayton Station was relocated in 1884, four months before the Staines and West Drayton Railway branch line was opened. In 1895, the station was renamed West Drayton and Yiewsley station.

Industrial diversification occurred from the mid-1800s, with the 1920s marking the development of Trout Road as a hub for oils and chemical production. From the 1930s onwards, numerous smaller companies involved in chemicals, plastics and engineering components established themselves in the area.

Following the Second World War, two firms began producing motor vehicles in Yiewsley. Road Machines manufactured various vehicles, while James Whitson & Co started manufacturing coaches and fire engines.

In the 1960s, rail travel demand waned, and the branch line to Uxbridge Vine Street ceased passenger services in 1962.

Today, Yiewsley is a growing community with residential housing and commercial businesses. The development of the Elizabeth line, the London Plan, and Hillingdon Local Plan has led to significant construction of residential apartments on former industrial sites. Yiewsley’s High Street features national retail outlets like Tesco, Iceland, and Aldi, and Heathrow Airport remains a major source of employment in the area.

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones grew up in Whitethorn Avenue, attending St Stephen’s Infant School and St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School.

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