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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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Ex civil service chief Lord Kerslake: Britain should rethink Brexit if no deal is reached
A former head of the Civil Service today warned that Britain may have to rethink leaving the European Union if the Government and Brussels are unable to agree on a final Brexit deal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/ex-civil-service-chief-lord-kerslake-britain-should-rethink-brexit-if-no-deal-is-reached-a3914676.html

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Police called to nature reserve after reports of an acid attack
Police were called to a nature reserve in Mitcham earlier week to reports of an acid attack.

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/16444680.police-called-to-nature-reserve-after-reports-of-an-acid-attack/?ref=rss

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Moreton green area a ’no go zone’ after hammer attack ruins play equipment
A place where kids can come and play in Morden has been deemed a "no-go zone."

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Girl, 3, 'needed emergency surgery after FGM in London'
A three-year-old girl needed emergency surgery after allegedly being subjected to female genital mutilation which left her severely wounded.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/girl-3-needed-emergency-surgery-after-fgm-in-london-a3914076.html

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Man charged after hit-and-run death of university graduate Yolanda Moore in Stockwell
A man has been charged after a ’one-of-a-kind’ university graduate was killed in a hit-and-run in Stockwell.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-charged-after-hitandrun-death-of-university-graduate-yolanda-moore-in-stockwell-a3914456.html

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'No deal' Brexit: New leak reveals 84 areas of UK life that may be hit
The scale of potential disruption from a no-deal Brexit became clear today as a leaked Government document listed areas of concern ranging from driving licences to pet passports.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/new-leak-reveals-84-areas-of-life-that-would-be-hit-by-no-deal-brexit-a3914081.html

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Festival organisers hit out at ’unfair and unjust’ decision to scrap event

Organisers of a festival that was denied permission to use Morden Park next month have hit out at the "unfair and unjust" decision.


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Mitcham acid burglar jailed for 14 years
A Mitcham man who burgled a home armed with acid and a metal bar has been jailed.

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Man jailed over Gatwick bomb hoax
Jacob Meir Abdellak rang police eight minutes before his flight was due to take off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45205880

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Man sentenced for filming up women’s skirts in London
Richard Sivier was caught a day before a new law with tougher upskirting sentences was introduced.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45211120

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’Dangerous’ duo threatened ’vulnerable victims’ at knifepoint before robbing them during ’shocking’ crime spree
The pair "traumatised" vulnerable victims holding them at knifepoint before making off with valuable possessions

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Rugby star Danny Cipriani admits nightclub assault
Rugby star Danny Cipriani admits nightclub assault

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/rugby-star-danny-cipriani-admits-nightclub-assault-a3912921.html

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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VIEW THE EARL'S COURT AREA IN THE 1900s
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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
Ashbourne Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 21. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Bousfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Chelsea Independent College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 21.
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Collingham:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Cromwell Curve:   The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
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.
Eel Brook Common:   
Fulham Broadway:   Fulham Broadway station is notable as the nearest station to Stamford Bridge stadium, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The London Oratory School is also nearby.
Fulham Central children’s centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Fulham Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Goodwin’s Field:   Goodwins Field - a field with a story.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Holy Cross RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
Kensington Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
Redcliffe School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
Sands End:   Sands End was a close knit working class community.
Snowflake School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
St Barnabas and St Philip’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Abbot’s:   St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.
St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Fascination of Chelsea: North of the King’s Road:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Kensington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
The London Oratory School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Troubadour Cafe:   
Thomas’s Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Walnut Tree Walk:   Walnut Tree Walk was a pathway on the line of the modern Redcliffe Gardens.
West Brompton:   West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.
Wetherby Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.
Wandsworth Bridge Road (1913):   Wandsworth Bridge Road, photo taken from the New King's Road.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Albert Place, W8 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ambassador’s Court, SW1A · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Anselm Road, SW6 · Argon Mews, SW6 · Argyll Road, W8 · Armadale Road, SW6 · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Avalon Road, SW6 · Ball Street, W8 · Barclay Close, SW6 · Barclay Road, SW6 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Basuto Road, SW6 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Billing Road, SW10 · Billing Street, SW10 · Blake Gardens, SW6 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Bridges Place, SW6 · Britannia Road, SW6 · Britannia Way, SW6 · Brompton Park Crescent, SW6 · Broxholme House, SW6 · Cambria Street, SW6 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campana Road, SW6 · Campden Hill Court, W8 · Cassidy Road, SW6 · Cedarne Road, SW6 · Chantry Square, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Cheryls Close, SW6 · Childs Place, SW5 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Place, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Cooper House, SW6 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Courtfield Gardens, SW5 · Cromwell Crescent, SW5 · Cromwell Road, SW5 · Dan Leno Walk, SW6 · Derry Street, W8 · Devonshire Place, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earls Court Gardens, SW5 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Court Square, SW5 · Earls Walk, W8 · Earl’s Court Road, SW5 · East Terrace, SW10 · Eden Close, W8 · Effie Place, SW6 · Effie Road, SW6 · Eldon Road, W8 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Empress Place, SW6 · Essex Villas, W8 · Eustace Road, SW6 · Farm Lane, SW6 · Farnell Mews, SW5 · Favart Road, SW6 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Fulham Broadway Road, SW6 · Fulham Broadway, SW6 · Fulham Court, SW6 · Gregory Place, W8 · Gwyn Close, SW6 · Halford Road, SW6 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harwood Road, SW6 · Harwood Terrace, SW6 · Heckfield Place, SW6 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Hilary Close, SW6 · Hildyard Road, SW6 · Hogarth Place, SW5 · Hogarth Road, SW5 · Holland Street, W8 · Holmead Road, SW6 · Hornton Place, W8 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Imperial Square, SW6 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Jerdan Place, SW6 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Kempson Road, SW6 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Gardens · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington High Street, W8 · Kenway Road, SW5 · King Edward Buildings, SW6 · King’s Road, SW6 · Kings Road, SW6 · King’s Road, SW6 · Knaresborough Place, SW5 · Knivet Road, SW6 · Kramer Mews, SW5 · Langham Mansions, SW5 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, SW5 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Lillie Yard, SW6 · Logan Place, W8 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, SW5 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · Maxwell Road, SW6 · Maynard Close, SW6 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Meldon Close, SW6 · Mews End Studios, W11 · Michael Road, SW6 · Micheal Road, SW6 · Micklethwaite Road, SW6 · Moore Park Road, SW6 · Musgrave Crescent, SW6 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Road, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Novello Street, SW6 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Old Court Place, W8 · Old Manor Yard, SW5 · Ongar Road, SW6 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Parthenia Road, SW6 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Pennant Mews, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Peterborough Villas, SW6 · Philbeach Gardens, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW6 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Place, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Pulton Place, SW6 · Racton Road, SW6 · Radley Mews, W8 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 · Redcliffe Mews, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Redfield Lane, SW5 · Rickett Street, SW6 · Roxby Place, SW6 · Rumbold Road, SW6 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Seagrave Road, SW6 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, W8 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stamford Gate, SW6 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Tamworth Street, SW6 · Templeton Place, SW5 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Crainewell, SW6 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Mansions, SW5 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Tyrawley Road, SW6 · Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Vanston Place, SW6 · Victoria Road, W8 · Walham Green Court, SW6 · Walham Grove, SW6 · Walham Yard, SW6 · Wandon Road, SW6 · Wansdown Place, SW6 · Wardens Square, SW6 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Waterford Road, SW6 · Weir Road, SW17 · West Cromwell Road, SW5 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Mansions, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 · Wrights Lane, W8 · Wynnstay Gardens, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·
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