Allcroft Road, NW5

Road in/near Kentish Town, existing between 1862 and now

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Allcroft Road was built between 1862 and 1870 to links Queen’s Crescent with roads to the south.


The church of St Martin’s was built in 1865 at the expense of John D. Allcroft. Allcroft was a wealthy Shropshire gentleman who was concerned about the spiritual welfare of the hundreds of workers and artisans moving into the developing neighbourhood. A memorial to him was erected in the church after his death in 1893.

J. Sainsbury built an important North London depot in Allcroft Road in the 1880s.

After Second World War devastation in the area, the northern section of the road went under the bulldozer and disappeared.




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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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Tempest
I don’t know

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journey The Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen was founded on 10 February 1837.
Kentish Town West Kentish Town West station opened on 1 April 1867 as ’Kentish Town’ and was renamed ’Kentish Town West’ on 2 June 1924.
Queen’s Crescent Market Queen’s Crescent Market is one of London’s oldest street markets, and is still held every Thursday and Saturday.
The Load of Hay The Load of Hay was established by 1721.

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Ashdown Crescent, NW5 Ashdown Crescent commemorates its former landowner.
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Gilden Crescent, NW5 Gilden Crescent is a road in the NW5 postcode area
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The Load of Hay The Load of Hay was established by 1721.


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Kentish Town

Kentish Town is first recorded during the reign of King John (1208) as Kentisston.

By 1456 Kentish Town was recognised as a thriving hamlet, and in this period a chapel of ease is recorded as being built for the inhabitants.

The early 19th century brought a lot of modernisation, causing a lot of the area’s rural charm, the River Fleet and the 18th century buildings to vanish.

Large amounts of land were purchased to build the first railway through the area, which can still be seen today. Kentish Town was a prime site for development as the Kentish Town Road was the main route for the growing city of London to the South.

1877 saw the beginning of mission work in the area as it was, by then, poor. The mission first held their services outside but as their funding increased they built a mission house, chapel, and vicarage.

In 1912 the Church of St Silas the Martyr was finally erected and consecrated, and by December of that year it became a parish in its own right.

Kentish Town was to see further modernisation in the post-World War II period. This means that there are few signs of 19th century influence left in the area.

Today Kentish Town is a busy shopping and business area. It offers libraries, gyms and other entertainments to visitors and its community.

The station was opened by the Midland Railway in 1868 on the extension to its new London terminal at St Pancras.

The separate London Underground station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR), a precursor of the Northern line. The station was designed by Leslie Green with the ox-blood red glazed terracotta facade and the semi-circular windows at first floor level common to most of the original stations on the CCE&HR and its two associated railways, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway and Great Northern Piccadilly & Brompton Railway which opened the previous year.


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London bus ticket issued from a Gibson ticket machine which were in use from 1953-1993
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Entrance to the Fleet River, c. 1750
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'The Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen' was founded in Kentish Town on 10 February 1837. The asylum consisted of the chapel and ten houses; the dwelling at the south end being appropriated for the chaplain. Each house consisted of eight rooms, two being allotted to each pensioner. As reported in 1843, there were thirty-six male pensioners and their wives in the asylum. In addition to the apartments, each pensioner received 8 shillings a week plus coal.
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Two women walking past the graffiti ’No Evictions!’ on a railway bridge on Grafton Road, NW5. Much of the area was bulldozed and redeveloped in the 1960s and early 1970s.
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Haverstock Hill station in 1905 with its entrance on Lismore Circus.
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Spotted playing games with London Borough of Camden traffic wardens. Probably not recommended.
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Sainsbury’s opened its first depot in Langford Mews, Kentish Town around 1880. This was where Sainsbury’s smoked bacon and had stabling and warehouses to supply the growing chain of Sainsbury stores until the Company’s headquarters moved to Blackfriars in 1891.
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Little Green Street sign
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Hetty Scott at her greengrocer stall outside 159 Queen’s Crescent, Kentish Town (1914)
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