Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s)

Image dated 1971

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North Kensington was, for a while in the early 1970s, a centre for activist graffiti.

Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway

North Kensington was, for a while in the early 1970s, a centre for activist graffiti.

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Ian Gammons
Ian Gammons   
Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT   
IP: 81.131.100.203
2:1:34657
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!


Norman Norrington
Norman Norrington   
Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT   
IP: 90.194.159.199
2:2:34657
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.

Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd   
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT   
IP: 90.255.234.91
2:3:34657
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.

Mary Harris
Mary Harris   
Added: 19 Dec 2017 17:12 GMT   
IP: 217.63.194.106
2:4:34657
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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Maria Russ
Maria Russ   
Added: 7 Dec 2017 09:46 GMT   
IP: 47.72.255.177
2:5:34657
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
2:6:34657
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

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 3 Oct 2017 13:29 GMT   
IP: 81.156.41.30
2:7:34657
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
2:8:34657
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

Susan Wright
Susan Wright   
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   
IP: 120.154.67.244
2:9:34657
Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10

My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

David Jones-Parry
David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   
IP: 86.152.78.135
2:10:34657
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
2:11:34657
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: 23 Jan 2019 01:30 GMT   
IP:
3:12:34657
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
NTAs: Georgia Toffolo joins Lizzie Cundy travelling on the tube
Georgia Toffolo, 24, and Lizzie Cundy, 49, shunned a luxurious mode of transport when they led the stars travelling on the tube to the event on Tuesday.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6620363/NTAs-Georgia-Toffolo-joins-Lizzie-Cundy-leading-stars-travelling-TUBE.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 22 Jan 2019 21:20 GMT   
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3:13:34657
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
National Portrait Gallery to face new direction with revamp
National Portrait Gallery to face new direction with revamp

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/22/national-portrait-gallery-face-new-direction-revamp

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 22 Jan 2019 05:30 GMT   
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3:14:34657
Post by LDNnews: Bayswater
Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport
BBC Minute’s Ione Wells investigates the rising trend of ’cyber-flashing’ where naked photos are being sent by strangers to people’s phones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46926991

LDNnews
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Added: 22 Jan 2019 01:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
UKIP’s Kenneth Allen calls for Gina Miller to be beheaded
Kenneth Allen (pictured with Ukip leader Gerard Batten), of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, made the threat on Facebook against Gina Miller, who campaigned for MPs to vote on Article 50.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6616071/Outrage-UKIP-member-called-anti-Brexit-campaigner-Gina-Miller.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

LDNnews
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Added: 21 Jan 2019 23:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
Twist and shout: is this the Tate Modern for classical music?
Twist and shout: is this the Tate Modern for classical music?

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/21/twist-and-shout-is-this-the-tate-modern-for-classical-music-diller-scofidio-renfro-centre-for-music

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Acklam Road, W10

Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway

Acklam Road was built in c.1866 under the aegis of the Land and House Investment Society Ltd.

For the following one hundred years, it continued a quiet existence until the Westway elevated motorway was built alongside it - demolishing one side of the street as it was constructed.

Residents were subjected to first the noise and disruption of the construction. Then, as the motorway opened, continual traffic noise.

The estate which succeeded the houses was commonly agreed as not much of an improvement.

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