Brook Avenue, HA9
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Added: 3 Apr 2018 08:08 GMT
|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!
Added: 16 Mar 2018 03:39 GMT
|Post by Vallie Webster: Tunis Road, W12|
I visited my grandmother who lived on Tunis Road from Canada in approximately 1967-68. I remember the Rag and Bone man who came down the road with a horse and milk delivered to the door with cream on the top. I also remember having to use an outhouse in the back of the row house. No indoor plumbing. We had to have a bath in a big metal tub (like a horse trough) in the middle of the kitchen filled with boiled water on the stove. Very different from Canada. My moms madin name was Hardcastle. Interesting to see the maps. Google maps also brings the world closer.
Added: 19 Jan 2018 14:49 GMT
|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.
Added: 16 Jan 2018 15:21 GMT
|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.
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT
|Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9|
I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.
Added: 26 Nov 2017 22:52 GMT
|Post by Lesley carlton: Embry Drive, HA7|
I use to live in embry drive when it was an RAF station with my family and I went to Belmont school.cm
Added: 24 Sep 2017 22:22 GMT
|Post by Ron: Colindale|
The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT
|Post by Susan Wright: Bramley Mews, W10|
My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT
|Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory|
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.
Added: 13 Nov 2018 17:40 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill|
London police hunt man who pushed pedestrian into road
Suspect and 57-year-old victim exchanged words moments earlier, police sayPolice are appealing for help to trace a man who pushed a fellow pedestrian into the path of rush hour traffic in central London.CCTV footage released by City of London police on Tuesday showed the 57-year-old victim being shoved into the road on New Bridge Street, which leads to Blackfriars Bridge. A taxi heading southwards can be seen screeching to a halt to prevent hitting the man who fell on to his front, sustaining grazes to his hands and arms. Police said he was also briefly dazed. Continue reading...
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Added: 13 Nov 2018 17:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central|
Anniversary of Kristallnacht remembered by Holocaust survivors
The night many say marked the start of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany is being remembered 80 years on.
Added: 13 Nov 2018 17:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Edgware|
Series of arrests as police clamp down on vehicle thefts
Police officers tackling vehicle crime and theft have carried out a series of operations resulting in a number of arrests and charges.
Added: 13 Nov 2018 16:27 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Aldwych|
Rackham Street, western end (1950)
A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
Added: 13 Nov 2018 15:40 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Sudbury Town|
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - London Film Premiere (13th Nov 18)
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his friends, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and her sister, Queenie (Alison Sudol) travel to Paris on orders from Albus Dumbledor...
Added: 13 Nov 2018 14:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Ealing Broadway|
Poll: 'UK should halt Brexit if it results in hard border with Ireland'
The majority of people on the island of Ireland believe the UK should not proceed with Brexit if it results in a hard border being implemented there, a new survey has found.
Added: 13 Nov 2018 14:20 GMT
|Post by LDNnews: Sudbury Hill|
BBC reporter hailed for refreshing Brexit analysis: 'I haven't got the foggiest idea... ask Mr Blobby'
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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 Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden in the southeast.
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