1879 Royal Agricultural Society Show

Washout summers are not only a modern phenomenon

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  MAP  STREETS  BLOG  CONTACT 
54.90.204.233 
25 Bank Street · Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra Schools · Albany Park · Aldershot Manor Park · Allington Road · Alverstone Road · Ark Franklin Primary Academy · Avery Hill · Aylesbury · Ayot Path · Badger's Mount · Banister Road · Barnes Cray · Batchworth · Beckenham Road · Beddington Lane · Beethoven Street · Belgrave Walk · Berrylands · Black Park Country Park · Blackfen · Blackheath · Bournebrdige · Bowes Park · Boxhill · BR1 1NY · BR7 5DA · BR7 5DG · BR7 6PU · Bricket Wood Sports and Country Club · Bridge House · Brimsdown · Brondesbury College · Brondesbury College London · Brondesbury Park · Brook Street · Brooklands · Brooklands Court · Bulstrode Park · Bunny Lane · Canterbury Park · Canterbury Works · Capel Manor Environmental Centre for Schools · Carlisle Road · Carlton Vale Infant School · Carshalton Beeches · Carshalton on the Hill · Castle Park · Chamberlayne Farm · Chelsfield · Cherry Tree Park · Chevening Road · Chipperfield Common · Chorleywood West · Christ Church CofE Primary School · Christchurch Court · City Thameslink · Clandon Park · Claremont Road · Claremont Road · Clarence Park · Clifford Gardens · Cock Marsh · Colham Green · College Yard · Coverdale Road · Creighton Road · Crown Court Brookman Park · Custom · Cyprus · Deer Park · Denham Golf Course · Downe · Dudley Road · Dunmore Road · East Sheen · Embankment Pier · Epping Forest Public Open Space · Esher Common NT · Eton Dorney · Finsbury LB · Fullwell Cross · Gaumont State · George Street · Grangeway · Granville Plus Nursery School · Granville Road · Grays Beach Riverside Park · Great Missenden · Guards Club Park · Hackney LB · Hammersmith LB · Hare and Billet pond · Harvist Road · Harvist Road · Hawley · Hextable · Highams Park · Hook Green · Hopefield Avenue · Horton Road · Houses of Parliament at night · Ingress Park · Islamia Primary School · Islamia School for Girls’ · Islington Horse and Cattle market · Jarman Park · Kempe Road · Kempe Road · Kensal Rise · Kensal Rise (1907) · Keslake Road · Keslake Road · Kilburn Grange Park · Kilburn High Road (1880s) · Kilburn Lane Farm · Kilburn Lane · Kingswood · Kingswood Avenue · Kingswood Warren · Knee Hill (c.1900) · Lambourne End · Lamorbey · Lancefield Coachworks · Leaves Green · Lee Valley Regional Park Authority · Lee Valley White Water Centre · Leigh Corner · Lesness Heath · Lily Hill Park · London Apprentice · Lower Green · Lower Park · M25 Junction 30 · Malorees Junior School · Manor School · Mapesbury Road · Marylebone Boys’ School · Marylebone Road · Meadowlands · Merton · Mertsham · Milman Road · Moneyhole Lane Park · Montrose Avenue · Monument (1890) · Motspur Park · Mount Pleasant Road · Mount Pleasant Road · Mowbray Road · Newyears Green · North Cheam · North Dulwich · North Hillingdon · North Weald · North West London Jewish Day School · Northfleet Urban Country Park · Northlands Park · Northumberland Heath · Norwood Junction · NW11 7EF · NW11 7RN · Odney Club · Okehampton Road · Oliphant Street · Ongar · Oxshott · Park Royal · Peel Precinct · Penge East · Penge West · Peploe Road · Post Office Way · Pratt's Bottom · Preston Recreation Ground · Princess Frederica CofE Primary School · Princess Frederica School · Purves Road · Putney Heath · Queen's Park · Queens Park Community School · Queens Park Community School · Queen’s Park · Questor · Radnor Road · Ravensbourne · Riddlesdown · River Gardens · Roxeth · Royal Victoria · Runnymede · Rural Chamberlayne Road (1900s) · Rush Green · Rush Green Road · Salusbury Primary School · Salusbury Road · Selby Square · Shrub End Playing Field · Silwood Park · Single Street · Smitham · South Greenford · South Merton · St Albans Centurians Rugby League Club · St George's Hill · St Helier · St Laurence Close · St Laurences Close · St Mary’s RC Primary School · St. John’s Gate · Stansbury Square · Stanwell Moor · Station Terrace · Stoke Mandeville · Stoke Park · Summerfield Avenue · Sunbury · Tesco Sports Ground · The Brocas · The Grange · The Home Park · The Kilburn Park School Foundation · The Ridge · The Ridgeway · The Rough Park · The Royal Pavillion · The Rye · The Spotted Dog · The Underground Map · The Whites · Theobold Park · Theydon Garnon · Three Trees Children’s Centre · Tidemills · Titness Park · Town Mead · Trafalgar Square · Trinity Almshouse · Turkey Street · Upper Park · Upper Warlingham · Upton · W1F 0JH · Wall End · Wallington · Watford Junction · WD6 1NR · WD6 1NT · WD6 4SU · Weald Country Park · Wendover · Wennington · West End Sports Ground · West Holland Park · West Hyde · Whipps Cross · Whitechapel c1890. · Whiteley Village · Whyteleafe South · Wilberforce Primary · Willesden Court · Windermere Avenue · Wombwell Park · Woodcote · Woodside
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302019Fullscreen map
Article · Queen's Park · NW6 · Contributed by The Underground Map
October
21
2015

Washout summers are not only a modern phenomenon

The 1879 Royal Agricultural Society of England’s annual show was held on an area which later became Queen’s Park.

The Kilburn show was opened on 30 June 1879 by the Prince and Princess of Wales. The 100 acre site was chosen for its proximity to the railway network, Queen’s Park Station having opened on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham, just in time to facilitate the movement of heavy machinery and stock.

By the 1870s the annual shows had become major events and the Kilburn show was to be the largest every held. It saw an entry of 11,878 implements, 2879 livestock entries and over 187,000 visitors. There were many international entries and there was a Royal Box which was part of an arena seating 3000 people, the winning cattle and horses were paraded here every day.

The Royal Agricultural Society of England was formed in 1838 to promote the potential of science for raising agricultural productivity. Annual agricultural shows held in different parts of England, were seen as an important way by which the Society could achieve its aims of the spread of agricultural knowledge and to bring new techniques and improved farming methods to the attention of farmers.

The relative agricultural prosperity of the third quarter of the nineteenth century led to the shows taking on the character of agricultural carnivals or festival occasions. The streets of the host towns would typically be decorated and festooned with banners proclaiming ’Peace and Prosperity’ and ’Success to Agriculture’.

The 1879 Kilburn Show, took place during one of the wettest summers on record. Because of this the showground presented a ’thoroughly wet and dreary appearance’, the Society made a substantial financial loss on the event, £15,000, and twenty-three years later Joseph Darby recalled that:

... everyone who visited Kilburn retains vivid recollections of its excessive downpours; of the planks laid down the leading avenues and without which they would have been perfectly impassable... one man slipped and falling between two of the planks was so tightly wedged that it was difficult to pull him out.

The show ran for a week but the poor weather meant people had to struggle through deep mud and attendances fell disastrously. The visit to the show by Queen Victoria on the fifth day rallied visitors and nearly half the people who visited the show went on that day. The Queen was driven on a specially constructed drive of ballast and brick from the new station along Salusbury Road on a route lined with cheering crowds.

Source: A history of Queen’s Park, City of London archives

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



Ian Gammons
Ian Gammons   
Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT   
IP: 81.131.100.203
2:1:3367
Post by Ian Gammons: Pamber Street, W10

Born in Pamber Street but moved to Harlow, Essex in 1958 when I was three years old. The air wasn?t clean in London and we had to move to cleaner air in Harlow - a new town with very clean air!


Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd   
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
IP: 90.255.234.91
2:2:3367
Post by Paul Shepherd: Chamberlayne Road, NW10

i lived in Rainham Rd in the 1960?s. my best friends were John McCollough and Rosalind Beevor. it was a good time to be there but local schools were not good and i got out before it went to a real slum. i gather it?s ok now.

Maria Russ
Maria Russ   
Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
2:3:3367
Post by Maria Russ: Middle Row Bus Garage

My mum worked as a Clippie out from Middle Row Bus Garage and was conductress to George Marsh Driver. They travel the City and out to Ruislip and Acton duiring the 1950’s and 1960’s. We moved to Langley and she joined Windsor Bus Garage and was on the Greenline buses after that. It was a real family of workers from Middle Row and it formed a part of my early years in London. I now live in New Zealand, but have happy memories of the early years of London Transport and Middle Row Garage.
Still have mum’s bus badge.

Happy times they were.

Julia elsdon
Julia elsdon   
Added: 22 Nov 2017 18:19 GMT   
IP: 87.112.95.228
2:4:3367
Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton
Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:50 GMT   
IP: 94.3.120.166
2:5:3367
Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
IP: 81.156.41.30
2:6:3367
Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

Debbie hobbs
Debbie hobbs    
Added: 19 Sep 2017 09:08 GMT   
IP: 92.40.89.28
2:7:3367
Post by Debbie hobbs : Raymede Street, W10

I SUPPLIED THE PICTURE ABOVE GIVEN TO TOM VAGUE TO PASS ON... ITS DATE IS C1906 ..IN THE DISTANCE IS RACKHAM STREET WITH ITS MISSION HALL, HEWER STREET TO THE RIGHT

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   
IP: 86.152.78.135
2:8:3367
Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 94.13.78.193
2:9:3367
Post by Brenda Jackson: Granville Road, NW6

My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.
Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his fwife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 14 Feb 2019 16:27 GMT   
IP:
3:10:3367
Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
The Railway
The Railway pub is a standard Victorian pub with a musical secret.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=2915

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 7 Feb 2019 16:27 GMT   
IP:
3:11:3367
Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Mozart Street, W10
Mozart Street was part of the second wave of development of the Queen’s Park Estate.

http://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=10359

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 5 Feb 2019 11:20 GMT   
IP:
3:12:3367
Post by LDNnews: Ladbroke Grove
West 12 Centre Owner Reveals Radical Redevelopment Plans
Lidl to close ahead of part demolition and creation of 700+new homes

http://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/default.asp?section=info&link=http://neighbournet.com/server/common/west12centre002.htm

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 4 Feb 2019 12:20 GMT   
IP:
3:13:3367
Post by LDNnews: Ladbroke Grove
Meet Local Police and Share a Cuppa with a Copper
Safer Neighbourhood Teams go out and about in February

http://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/default.asp?section=info&page=sbpolice1902a.htm

VIEW THE QUEEN'S PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE QUEEN'S PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE QUEEN'S PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE QUEEN'S PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE QUEEN'S PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Queen's Park

Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen's Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen's Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen's Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen's Park 'proper' formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen's Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen's Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett's wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen's Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queens Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen's Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.
Print-friendly version of this page

Links

Queen’s Park
Facebook Page
Willesden Green
Facebook Page
Kilburn
Facebook Page
Hidden London
Histor­ically inclined look at the capital’s obscure attractions
Londonist
All-encompassing website
British History Online
Digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources.
Time Out
Listings magazine

Maps


Land ownership in Willesden (1823) FREE DOWNLOAD
Map of land ownership in the Willesden area in 1823
City of London Corporation

John Rocque Map of Hampstead (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 of Hampstead covers an area stretching from the edge in the northwest of present-day Dollis Hill to Islington in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

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)

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.
London Transport

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.
London Transport

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)
1 



COPYRIGHT TERMS:
Unless a source is explicitedly stated, text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Articles may be a remixes of various Wikipedia articles plus work by the website authors - original Wikipedia source can generally be accessed under the same name as the main title. This does not affect its Creative Commons attribution.

Maps upon this website are in the public domain because they are mechanical scans of public domain originals, or - from the available evidence - are so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in public domain for the following reason:
Public domain Maps used are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.