Blondin Avenue, W5

Road in/near Northfields, existing between 1932 and now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  OPENSTREETMAP  GOOGLE MAP  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.49802 -0.3144, 51.498 -0.314) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
Road · * · W5 ·
JANUARY
31
2021

Blondin Avenue is named after 19th century acrobat Blondin.

Jean-François Gravelet was known as Charles Blondin and reknowned for his acrobatic feats such as tightrope crossings of Niagara Falls. During one of these he carried his manager on his back and on another he stopped halfway across to cook an omelette.

Blondin performed in London where Charles Dickens said: "half of London is here eager for some dreadful accident".

Blondin retired to Ealing and died at his home Niagara House in 1897. Niagara House and Blondin Avenue were formerly the site of part of Hugh Ronalds’ renowned nursery.

Niagara Avenue is parallel, just to the south of Blondin Avenue.




Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

None so far :(
LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Comment
Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reply
Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

Reply
Comment
Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

Reply

   
Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

Reply
Comment
   
Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

Reply

   
Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

Reply
Comment
Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

Reply
Comment
MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

Reply

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
South Ealing South Ealing is notable in Underground trivia for having, along with Mansion House, every vowel in its name.

NEARBY STREETS
Airedale Road, W5 Airedale Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Altenburg Avenue, W13 Altenburg Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Belsize Avenue, W13 Belsize Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Birkbeck Road, W5 Birkbeck Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Bramley Road, W5 Bramley Road ultimately links South Ealing and Northfields stations.
Burnham Way, W13 Burnham Way is a street in Ealing.
Carlyle Road, W5 Carlyle Road is a street in Ealing.
Chalfont Way, W13 Chalfont Way is a street in Ealing.
Chandos Avenue, W5 Chandos Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Convent Gardens, W5 Convent Gardens is a road in the W5 postcode area
Cranmer Avenue, W13 Cranmer Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Creighton Road, W5 Creighton Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Darwin Road, W5 Darwin Road is a street in Ealing.
Derwent Road, W5 Derwent Road is a street in Ealing.
Derwent Yard, W5 Derwent Yard is a street in Ealing.
Devonshire Road, W5 Devonshire Road is a street in Ealing.
Dorset Road, W5 Dorset Road is a street in Ealing.
Ealing Park Gardens, W5 Ealing Park Gardens is a street in Ealing.
Ealing Park Mansions, W5 Ealing Park Mansions is a street in Ealing.
Fulmer Way, W13 Fulmer Way is a street in Ealing.
Green Avenue, W13 Green Avenue is a road in the W13 postcode area
Hereford Road, W5 Hereford Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Hollies Road, W5 Hollies Road is a street in Ealing.
Jefferson Close, W13 Jefferson Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Julien Road, W5 Julien Road is named after a variety of apple.
Junction Road, W5 Junction Road is a street in Ealing.
Lawrence Road, W5 Lawrence Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Little Ealing Lane, W5 Little Ealing Lane is a street in Ealing.
Littlewood Close, W13 Littlewood Close is a road in the W13 postcode area
Mayo Court, W13 Mayo Court is a road in the W13 postcode area
Murray Road, W5 Murray Road is a street in Ealing.
Netherbury Road, W5 Netherbury Road is a road in the W5 postcode area
Niagara Avenue, W5 Niagara Avenue is named after the former Niagara House.
Northfield Avenue, W5 Northfield Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Overdale Road, W5 Overdale Road is a street in Ealing.
Radbourne Avenue, W5 Radbourne Avenue is a road in the W5 postcode area
Redwood Grove, W5 Redwood Grove is a road in the W5 postcode area
Ridley Avenue, W13 Ridley Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Swyncombe Avenue, W5 Swyncombe Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Temple Road, W5 Temple Road is a street in Ealing.
Trent Avenue, W5 Trent Avenue is a street in Ealing.
Wellington Road, W5 Wellington Road is not named after a Duke but an apple.
Weymouth Avenue, W5 Weymouth Avenue dates from the period of the First World War.
Windermere Road, W5 Windermere Road is a street in Ealing.
Windmill Road, W5 Windmill Road is a street in Ealing.
Wyndham Road, W13 Wyndham Road is a street in Ealing.

NEARBY PUBS
Players Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
T.J Duffy’S (Pub) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Plough This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Northfields

Northfields is a residential area centred on Northfield Avenue, a shopping street of mostly independent shops and restaurants.

The Plough Inn at the junction of Little Ealing Lane and Northfields Avenue existed by 1722 but the area was otherwise rural with just a few houses along Little Ealing Lane. The main form of agriculture was orchards. The arrival of the railway prompted development of the area.

The acrobat and tightrope walker Charles Blondin (famed for crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope) lived in Northfields from 1886 until his death in 1897 in a house on the site of what is now Niagara House. From 1815 to 1817 John Quincy Adams, later to become the 6th President of the United States lived with his family at Little Boston House in Windmill Road.

Northfields station opened as Northfield (Ealing) on 16 April 1908 and was renamed as Northfields and Little Ealing on 11 December 1911.

In the early 1930s a new Northfields station was built in conjunction with the preparations for the introduction of Piccadilly line services and the new Northfields depot that would house its trains. Located on the opposite side of Northfields Avenue to its predecessor, the new station was designed by Charles Holden. The new station opened on 19 May 1932 with the current name.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Mall, W5
TUM image id: 1466532857
Licence: CC BY 2.0

Print-friendly version of this page