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John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech: When did he make the controversial address, and why was it was so inflammatory?
Enoch Powell's highly controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech was made 50 years ago this week.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/enoch-powells-rivers-of-blood-speech-when-did-the-politician-make-the-controversial-address-and-what-a3818901.html

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St George’s Day: What’s the story, when is it and do we get a bank holiday?

St George’s Day is held once a year on April 23, but why do we celebrate it and what does it all mean?


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Young Muslims from the Ahmadiyya Muslim children’s association walk for charity to help schools in Africa

Children put on their walking boots to help raise cash to build two schools in Africa.


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Parents on London streets to tackle knife crime threat
Alison Jackson said she has taken matters into her own hands over concerns of rising violent crime.

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Graham Norton leads tributes to TV star Dale Winton
Tributes paid to the "generous soul with a touch of naughty" who rose to fame hosting Supermarket Sweep.

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’Record number’ of affordable homes built, says London mayor
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A planned four day strike on London's Docklands Light Railway has been suspended, Transport for London said.

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Anti-Semitism row overshadows Labour's battle for key local elections target Barnet
Jeremy Corbyn will be blamed if this open goal is squandered

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TfL Tube delays: Rush hour travel misery for commuters on Piccadilly, District and Circle lines after signal failure
Commuters are facing morning rush hour chaos after signal failures crippled three major Tube lines.

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Presenter Dale Winton dies at 62

TV presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62.


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Anthony Hartigan named ’League One Apprentice of the Year’

An AFC Wimbledon player has been recognised as an outstanding young professional and named ’League One Apprentice of the Year’.


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PFA Championship Team of the Year: Wolves & Fulham trios named in line-up
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Dolphin Square residents' fury at four-storey rooftop extension
Dolphin Square residents' fury at four-storey rooftop extension

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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1860s
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Earl's Court

Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Earls Court was once a rural area, covered with green fields and market gardens. For over 500 years the land, part of the ancient manor of Kensington, was under the lordship of the Vere family, the Earls of Oxford and descendants of Aubrey de Vere, who held the manor of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances, in Domesday Book in 1086. The earls held their manorial court where Old Manor Yard is now, just by the London Underground station.

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) station in 1865–69 was a catalyst for development. On 12 April 1869, the MDR (now the District Line) opened tracks through Earl’s Court as part of a south-westward extension from its station at Gloucester Road to West Brompton where the MDR opened an interchange with the West London Extension Joint Railway. In the quarter century afterwards, Earls Court was transformed into a densely populated suburb with 1200 houses and two churches. Eardley Crescent and Kempsford Gardens were built between 1867 and 1873, building began in Earls Court Square and Longridge Road in 1873, in Nevern Place in 1874, in Trebovir Road and Philbeach Gardens in 1876, and Nevern Square in 1880.

Following WWII a number of Polish immigrants settled in the Earls Court area leading to Earls Court Road being dubbed ’The Danzig Corridor’. During the late 1960s a large transient population of Australia and New Zealand travellers began to use Earls Court as a UK hub and over time it gained the name ’Kangaroo Valley’. It was at the time one of the cheapest areas close to central London, and up until the 1990s remained a somewhat down-at-heel district compared to its more upmarket neighbours to the North and East.

Today, while there are still significant numbers of students or other people on temporary visas, many of the Australians and New Zealanders appear to have moved on to now-cheaper areas further North and West.

The change in the area’s population is largely owed to rocketing property prices during the first decade of the 2000s and the continued gentrification of the area. The scale of change is illustrated by the economic divide between the eastern and western areas of Earls Court.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Earl's Court:   Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Earl's Court Farm:   Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.
The Troubadour Cafe:   
West Brompton:   West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · A4, W1J · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Childs Place, SW5 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Crescent, SW5 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · Empress Place, SW6 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Finborough Road, SW5 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hildyard Road, SW6 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kenway Road, SW5 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lillie Yard, SW6 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Road, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Ongar Road, SW6 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW6 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW5 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Rickett Street, SW6 · Roxby Place, SW6 · Spear Mews, SW5 · Templeton Place, SW5 · The Mansions, SW5 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Weir Road, SW17 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 ·

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