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West Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.



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Norman Norrington
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Post by Norman Norrington: Blechynden Street, W10

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.
BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.)
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Post by BRIAN WYBROW Ph.D. (Lond.): Maxilla Gardens, W10

I lived at 11A Maxilla Gardens W10 (now partly gone, but what is left is called Maxilla Walk).
I have provided an account of life in Maxilla gardens on the following website; so, to avoid repetition, please visit this link:


https://northkensingtonhistories.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/maxilla-gardens/

Best wishes to all.

Brian
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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

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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Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
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West London council tax: See how much you will pay during the coming year based on your borough
See which councils in west London are planning on freezing or increasing council tax rates for 2018/19

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Iain McNicol resigns: Labour Party general secretary quits to 'pursue new challenges'
Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol is standing down as Jeremy Corbyn tightened his grip on the party.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/labour-party-general-secretary-announced-resignation-a3774756.html
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Brexit latest: Donald Tusk slams fresh UK plans as 'pure illusion'
The UK's latest plans for Brexit, thrashed out this week by key Cabinet ministers, are "pure illusion", Donald Tusk has claimed.

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Stormzy's petition plea: MPs could debate Grenfell inquiry after 100,000 back calls for diverse panel
Stormzy has prompted a potential debate in Parliament after an emotional plea for signatures on a petition for a government rethink over the Grenfell Tower public inquiry.

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Are these yours? Police look to reunite owners with jewellery and antiques believed stolen in burglaries
Police want to reunite jewellery and antiques believed stolen in burglaries with their rightful owners.

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Janet Street-Porter reviews Chimichurris: It's nice to eat somewhere that's not trying to be trendy
Ambience: 4/5

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Deliveroo is giving away 5,000 cupcakes
To celebrate their 5th birthday, food delivery mecca Deliveroo is giving away 5,000 cupcakes to us wonderful lot in London town.

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Corinthian spirit: Tom Kerridge launches his first London restaurant
Tom Kerridge, the two-Michelin-starred celebrity chef who made his name running a rural gastropub, is opening his first London restaurant in one of the capital's grandest hotels.

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Asthma inhalers recalled over fault that could ’put people’s lives at risk’

Thousands of inhalers used by asthma patients have been recalled over safety fears.


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Expect More Reliable Local Tube Services from Summer
Hammersmith to Edgware Road line first to benefit from new signalling system

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Six Nations 2018: James Haskell & Joe Marler in England squad v Scotland
Flanker James Haskell and prop Joe Marler are included in England’s 25-man squad for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43134593
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Yeovil Town Ladies 0-2 Chelsea Ladies
England’s Fran Kirby comes off the bench to help Chelsea go top of Women’s Super League One and deny Yeovil a first point of 2017-18.

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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WEST BROMPTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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West Brompton

West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.

It is located on Old Brompton Road immediately south of Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

The name refers to the older locality of Brompton to the east, although the areas of South Kensington and Earl's Court separate West Brompton from its namesake. Whilst in the early part of the 20th century, the whole area between Knightsbridge and here would have been known as Brompton, modern-day locals would not recognise Brompton and West Brompton as geographically contiguous. Today it still has its own Royal Mail London postcode of SW10 (though that also covers part of Chelsea).

On 12 April 1869, the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) opened its own station as the terminus and only station on its extension from Gloucester Road station (Earl's Court station did not open until 1871). On 1 March 1880, the MDR opened an extension south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Earls Court Exhibition Centre:   Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that opened in 1937.
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.
West Brompton:   West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line and London Overground and Underground (District Line) station in west London.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · A4, W1J · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Allen Street, W8 · Barkston Gardens, SW5 · Beaufort Street, SW10 · Beckford Close, W14 · Billing Road, SW10 · Billing Street, SW10 · Bina Gardens, SW5 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Bramham Gardens, SW5 · Cathcart Road, SW10 · Cavaye Place, SW10 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Collingham Gardens, SW5 · Collingham Road, SW5 · Cope Place, W8 · Cresswell Gardens, SW10 · Cresswell Place, SW10 · Cromwell Crescent, SW5 · Dove Mews, SW5 · Drayton Gardens, SW10 · Eardley Crescent, SW5 · Eardley Cresent, SW5 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Road, SW5 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Walk, W8 · East Terrace, SW10 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Elm Park Gardens, SW10 · Elm Park Lane, SW10 · Farrier Walk, SW10 · Fawcett Street, SW10 · Fenelon Place, W14 · Finborough Road, SW10 · Finborough Road, SW5 · Fulham Road, SW10 · Gertrude Street, SW10 · Gilston Road, SW10 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harley Gardens, SW10 · Hesper Mews, SW5 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holly Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Road, SW10 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Ivatt Place, W14 · Kempsford Gardens, SW5 · Laverton Place, SW5 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Logan Place, W8 · Longridge Road, SW5 · Milborne Grove, SW10 · Mund Street, W14 · Munro Terrace, SW10 · Nevern Place, SW5 · Nevern Road, SW5 · Nevern Square, SW5 · Nightingale Place, SW10 · Old Brompton Road, SW5 · Old Brompton Road, SW6 · Owen Close, UB4 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Road, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Penywern Road, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW5 · Philbeach Gardens, SW6 · Priory Walk, SW10 · Redcliffe Close, SW5 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW5 · Redcliffe Mews, SW10 · Redcliffe Place, SW10 · Redcliffe Road, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW5 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · Seymour Walk, SW10 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · Spear Mews, SW5 · St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Templeton Place, SW5 · The Boltons, SW10 · The Boltons, SW5 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Mansions, SW5 · Thistle Grove, SW10 · Trebouir Road, SW5 · Trebovir Road, SW5 · Tregunter Road, SW10 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Gardens, W14 · Warwick Road, SW5 · Warwick Road, W14 · Weir Road, SW17 · West Cromwell Road, SW5 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Mews, SW5 · Whistler Walk, SW10 ·


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