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In the photo of Blechynden St on the right hand side the young man in the doorway could be me. That is the doorway of 40 Blechynden St.

I lived there with My Mum Eileen and Dad Bert and Brothers Ron & Peter. I was Born in Du Cane Rd Hosp. Now Hammersmith Hosp.

Left there with my Wife Margaret and Daughter Helen and moved to Stevenage. Mum and Dad are sadly gone.

I now live on my own in Bedfordshire, Ron in Willesden and Pete in Hayling Island.

Have many happy memories of the area and go back 3/4 times a year now 75 but it pulls back me still.

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/21/max-levitas-obituary

VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE KENSAL GREEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Kensal Green

Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.

Kensal Green is the site of Kensal Green Cemetery, the oldest English cemetery still in operation, which contains many elaborate Victorian mausoleums, including those of William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Architects who are buried at Kensal Green are the famous Hardwick and Shaw family whose graves are by each others side.

Kensal Green is a residential area with good transport links to central London, surrounding districts include Willesden Green to the north, Harlesden to the west, Brondesbury and Queens Park to the east and Ladbroke Grove to the south. The names Kensal Green and Kensal Rise are used somewhat interchangeably by non-residents to denote the same district, although residents differentiate between the areas based on proximity to the local tube and railway stations.

Roughly speaking, the area west of Chamberlayne Road, north of Harrow Road and south of Kensal Rise railway station is considered Kensal Green while that to the east of Chamberlayne Road and north of the station is considered Kensal Rise. These boundaries are by no means fixed however and some residents are known to use both terms with little regard for geographical accuracy.

Kensal Green is first mentioned in 1253, translating from old English meaning the King's Holt (King’s Wood). Its location marked the boundary between Willesden and the then Chelsea & Paddington, on which it remains today. It formed part of one of ten manors, most likely Chamberlayne Wood Manor, named after Canon Richard de Camera (of the Chambers).

In the fifteenth century the then Archbishop of Canterbury Henry Chichele (1414–1443), acquired lands in Willesden and Kingsbury. In 1443 he found All Souls College, Oxford and endowed it with the same lands in his will. Resultantly, most of Willesden and Kensal Green remained largely agricultural until the mid-1800s, well into the Victorian era.
In 1805, the construction of the Grand Junction Canal passed through the district to join the Regent's Canal at Paddington. As the combined Grand Union Canal, this allowed passage of commercial freight traffic from the Midlands to London Docks, and hence onwards to the River Thames.

There were two dairy farms in Kensal Green by the early 1800s, which expanded greatly after the 1864 Act of Parliament which made it illegal to keep cattle within the City of London. Although by the late 1800s residential development had greatly reduced the farmland, still in the 1890s many sheep and pigs were raised in the district. One of the farms later became a United Dairies creamery, supplied by milk trains from Mitre Bridge Junction.

Rapid residential development led to local commissioners reporting in 1880 that there was inadequate drainage and sewerage facilities, with most houses having only improved access to what were the old agricultural drains. In that same year, All Souls College started to develop its lands north west of Kilburn Lane, including All Souls Avenue and College Road, with adjacent roads being named after leading Fellows of the college, and the installation of new sewerage facilities across the district. The college donated lands on which to build Kensal Rise Reading Room, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, in 1897. Opened by United States author Mark Twain in 1901, it was later extended and renamed Kensal Rise Library.

Kensal Green station opened on 1 October 1916 on the New Line on the north side of the existing London and North Western Railway (LNWR) tracks from Euston to Watford.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral Blake (The Cowshed):   The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.
Bales College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 20. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brondesbury College London:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity:   Convent in North Kensington
Chamberlayne Farm:   Chamberlain (Wood) Farm developed out of the manor of Chambers, named after Richard de Camera, an early 13th century cleric.
College Green School and Services:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Color Printing Works:   Color (sic) Printing Works featured on the 1900 map of North Kensington.
Dissenters’ Chapel:   The Dissenters’ Chapel is a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery, recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
Gas Light and Coke Company:   The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.
Kensal Green:   Kensal Green, site of England's oldest cemetary still in use.
Kensal House:   There are two Kensal Houses in London W10 - this was the original
Kensal Rise:   Former location of the National Athletic Grounds
Kensal Rise Library:   Kensal Rise Library was a public library opened by American author Mark Twain.
Kensington Memorial Park:   
La Petite Ecole Francaise:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Malorees Junior School:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Manor School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: St. Charles’s Ward:   Chapter 10 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Princess Frederica CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Princess Frederica School:   Princess Frederica School on the corner of College Road and Purves Road, NW10.
Princess Louise Hospital:   The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.
Queen Victoria/Narrow Boat:   The 'Vic' was the first building on the right when crossing the canal going north along Ladbroke Grove.
Queens Park Community School:   Queens Park Community School (commonly abbreviated to QPCS) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status.
Queens Park Community School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Saint John the Evangelist:   Saint John’s Church stands on the busy crossroads of Harrow Road, Kilburn Lane and Ladbroke Grove and on the boundaries of the London Boroughs of Brent, Kensington and the City of Westminster, in which it stands.
Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in St Charles Square.
St Charles Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
St Charles Hospital:   The St Marylebone workhouse infirmary was opened in 1881 on Rackham Street, North Kensington and received a congratulatory letter from Florence Nightingale.
St Martins Mission:   Saint Martin's Mission was originally known as Rackham Hall as it was situated on Rackham Street.
The Plough:   From the sixteenth century onwards, the Plough stood beside the Harrow Road.
Three Trees Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Western Arms:   The Western Arms was a pub situated on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Exmoor Street (1950):   Photographed just after the Second World War, looking north along Exmoor Street.
Harrow Road, Kensal Green (1900s):   The corner of Ravensworth Road and Harrow Road in NW10.
Kensal Rise (1907):   Motor buses at Kensal Rise station.
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1900):   This early 1900s image was taken just south of the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Treverton Street.
Ladbroke Grove railway bridge:   Looking north over Bartle Bridge in the 1950s
Rackham Street, western end (1950):   A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s):   Until after the first world war, the area north of Kensal Rise was still fields.
St Charles Square after bombing (1950):   A corner of St Charles Square looking north, just after the Second World War
St Charles’ Square Training College (1908):   St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.
The Victoria (1920s):   The Victoria later became the Narrow Boat before it ’conveniently burned down’.
Western Dwellings from below (1960s):   This photo was taken from the bottom of Southern Row steps.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral Mews, W10 · Alma Place, NW10 · Alverstone Road, NW2 · Archway Close, W10 · Ashburnham Road, NW10 · Aylestone Avenue, NW6 · Banister Road, W10 · Barlby Gardens, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bayford Road, NW10 · Blake Close, W10 · Bolton Gardens, NW10 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Branstone Street, W10 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bridge House, NW10 · Brondesbury Park, NW2 · Brondesbury Park, NW6 · Bruce Close, W10 · Buller Road, NW10 · Burrows Road, NW10 · Calderon Place, W10 · Canal Close, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Cavendish Place, NW2 · Cavendish Place, W1 · Chamberlayne Road, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW10 · Chambers Lane, NW2 · Chatsworth Road, NW6 · Chelmsford Square, NW10 · Chudleigh Road, NW6 · Clement Close, NW6 · Clifford Gardens, NW10 · College Road, NW10 · Compton Road, NW10 · Crediton Road, NW10 · Creighton Road, NW6 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dalgarno Way, W10 · Deerhurst Road, NW6 · Dundonald Road, NW10 · Earlsmead Road, NW10 · Egerton Gardens, NW10 · Exmoor Street, W10 · Felixstowe Road, NW10 · Fortune Gate Road, NW10 · Greyhound Road, NW10 · Halstow Road, NW10 · Hanover Road, NW10 · Hanover West, NW10 · Hardinge Road, NW10 · Harvist Road, NW10 · Hazel Road, NW10 · Heathfield Park, NW2 · Hewer Street, W10 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hiley Road, NW10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Honeyman Close, NW2 · Honeyman Close, NW6 · Humber Drive, W10 · Kempe Road, NW10 · Kempe Road, NW6 · Kensal House, W10 · Keslake Mansions, NW10 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Keslake Road, NW6 · Kings Parade, NW10 · Langler Road, NW10 · Leigh Gardens, NW10 · Leighton Gardens, NW10 · Liddell Gardens, NW10 · Linden Avenue, NW10 · Manor House Drive, NW6 · Maple Walk, W10 · Marlow Court, NW6 · Matthew Close, W10 · Maxilla Walk, W10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Millwood Street, W10 · Milverton Road, NW6 · Mortimer Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW10 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW2 · Mount Pleasant Road, NW6 · North Pole Road, W10 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Okehampton Road, NW10 · Okehampton Road, NW6 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Peach Road, W10 · Pember Road, NW10 · Peploe Road, NW6 · Phillimore Gardens, NW10 · Plough Close, NW10 · Porlock Street, W10 · Purves Road, NW10 · Rackham Street, W10 · Rainham Road, NW10 · Ravensworth Road, NW10 · Raymede Street, W10 · Regent Street, NW10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Saint Charles Square, W10 · Saint Mark’s Road, W10 · Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 · Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Sidmouth Parade, NW2 · Sidmouth Road, NW2 · St Charles Square, W10 · St Hildas Close, NW6 · St Johns Terrace, W10 · St Laurence Close, NW6 · St Laurences Close, NW6 · St Margaret’s Road, NW10 · St Margaret’s Road, BR3 · St Marks Road, W10 · St Quintin Avenue, W10 · St Quintin Gardens, W10 · Station Terrace, NW10 · Staverton Road, NW2 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sutton Way, W10 · The Quadrant, W10 · Tiverton Road, NW10 · Trevelyan Gardens, NW10 · Treverton Street, W10 · Victor Road, NW10 · Wakeman Road, NW10 · Warfield Road, NW10 · Webb Close, W10 · Wellington Road, NW10 · West Row, W10 · Western Dwellings · Whitmore Gardens, NW10 · Willesden Lane, NW2 · Wrentham Avenue, NW10 ·
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Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
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Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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