Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT
Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.
Source: Glengall Road, NW6
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT
Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT
Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT
Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT
My dad 1929 John George Hall
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT
Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.
Aliwal Road, SW11 Aliwal Road is part of an 1880s scheme originally named St John’s Park. Comyn Road, SW11 Comyn Road, built on former meadows, was designed for Alfred Heaver by architect C. J. Bentley. Coral Row, SW11 Coral Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Eland Road, SW11 Eland Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Este Road, SW11 Este Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Falcon Lane, SW11 Falcon Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Falcon Road, SW11 Falcon Road is one of the main roads through Battersea, leading to Clapham Junction. Gideon Road, SW11 Gideon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Hafer Road, SW11 Hafer Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Kite Yard, SW11 Kite Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Lavender Hill, SW11 Lavender Hill was once famous for the lavender fields which skirted the road. Marney Road, SW11 Marney Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Mysore Road, SW11 Mysore Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Sabine Road, SW11 Sabine Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Severus Road, SW11 Severus Road is almost opposite the main entrance to Clapham Junction station and runs down to Eckstein Road. Spice Court, SW11 Spice Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Sugden Road, SW11 Sugden Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. The Raven, SW11 The Raven is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area. Way, SW11 Aliwal Mews was built on the long back gardens of 70–74 Battersea Rise.
Lavender Hill is an area based around a hill near Clapham Junction in South London.
The geographical feature is named Lavender Hill due to the commercial cultivation of lavender there in the pre-industrial era. Several other smaller streets including Lavender Gardens and Lavender Sweep (Lavender Gardens was the former home of Sarah, Duchess of York where she lived in a flat before her marriage) also bear the reference and can be seen on 18th century maps as being largely farmland, with the earliest reference to the still-existing Falcon public house at the west end of the street in 1767.
The opening of Clapham Junction railway station in 1863 led to rapid residential and commercial development along the street and by 1885 it was such a busy commercial district that Arding and Hobbs (now Debenhams), the largest department store south of the River Thames, was built. The street also features the imposing Church of the Ascension, built in 1883 to cater to the growing population of the neighbouring Shaftesbury Estate, as well as a Welsh Methodist chapel (on Beauchamp Road) reflecting what was once a significant Welsh population.
The street is known in popular culture thanks to the Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Mob (so-named because the lead character lived in a seedy boarding house on the street). It is also featured with a chapter of its own in the historical novel London by Edward Rutherfurd, with descriptions of it in the 18th century from the pre-industrial era. English group The Kinks made a song entitled Lavender Hill, which appeared on several collections of material not from albums including The Great Lost Kinks Album.
Lavender Hill has featured as a site location for many British TV shows, including ’On The Buses’ and ’The Sweeney’, in the 1970s.
Lavender Hill is now principally a shopping street along much of its length, starting from the landmark Arding and Hobbs building (now part of Debenhams), a number of specialist food and music outlets, a large supermarket, many estate agents. There is a larger concentration of restaurants and bars along the flatter section atop the hill, where Lavender Hill police station and the Battersea Arts Centre are to be found and towards the eastern end of the street.
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