May 2018 archive

High Road Whetstone, N20

Memories of Whetstone collated by http://www.friern-barnethistory.org.uk   Just before Swan Lane there was a long row of very old cottages which had neither light nor water laid on. The Finchley Fire Brigade used these as an exercise for the Auxiliary Fire Service, under the command of Capt Tozer, in the summer before the war was declared …

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Enfield Streets

ABERDARE ROAD In existence by 1903 . The 1914 O.S. shows this and adjoining roads laid out, but no houses built. Nothing was built until after World War I. All the roads on the estate are named after towns in South Wales. See also Glyn Road, Swansea Road, and Brecon Road. ACACIA ROAD Part of …

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Acklam Hall, W10

Post-Westway, Acklam Road has hosted free gigs by Hawkwind, Aswad, Messiah sound-system, Ebony steel band, Carnivals, riots, adventure playground and graffiti innovations, the Mutoid Waste Company, Portobello Film Festival at the Pop-Up Cinema, Acklam Village farmers market Bay 58 bar, Acklam Studios, the Acklam Hall (which became Bay 63, Subterania, Neighbourhood, Supperclub and Mode nightclub), …

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Westway, W10

On 28 July 1970 the Westway, A40 Western Avenue Extension flyover between White City and Paddington, at two and half miles, the longest elevated road in Europe at the time, was opened by Michael Heseltine, the parliamentary secretary to the transport minister. The opening ceremony was famously accompanied by a protest over the re-housing of the last residents …

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Some street name derivations

Albemarle Street W.1 Takes its name from the second Duke of Albermarle, son of General Monk. Aldermanbury E.C.2 – Saxon name for Eldermen (elder statesmen) Bury (home or house) stood where now stands Guild Hall. Aldersgate E.C.1 – From the Roman gate for the Elders that led to the north and Scotland. Aldgate E.1 – …

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London Borough Conservation Areas

London Borough of Barnet Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  

Chambers London Gazetteer

Chambers London Gazetteer by Russ Willey is currently out of print. It contains over 1350 entries covering the breadth of this multifaceted capital city. Packed with historical detail, quirky facts and anecdotes, it gives a fascinating panorama of London.