Lytton Road, E11

Road in/near Leytonstone .

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Lytton Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.

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John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.


Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.



Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT   

Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.

Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.


Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.


Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

Chris hutchison   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 03:04 GMT   

35 broadhurst gardens.
35 Broadhurst gardens was owned by famous opera singer Mr Herman “Simmy”Simberg. He had transformed it into a film and recording complex.
There was a film and animation studio on the ground floor. The recording facilities were on the next two floors.
I arrived in London from Australia in 1966 and worked in the studio as the tea boy and trainee recording engineer from Christmas 1966 for one year. The facility was leased by an American advertising company called Moreno Films. Mr Simbergs company Vox Humana used the studio for their own projects as well. I worked for both of them. I was so lucky. The manager was another wonderful gentleman called Jack Price who went on to create numerous songs for many famous singers of the day and also assisted the careers of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. “Simmy” let me live in the bedsit,upper right hand window. Jack was also busy with projects with The Troggs,Bill Wyman,Peter Frampton. We did some great sessions with Manfred Mann and Alan Price. The Cream did some demos but that was before my time. We did lots of voice over work. Warren Mitchell and Ronnie Corbett were favourites. I went back in 1978 and “Simmy “ had removed all of the studio and it was now his home. His lounge room was still our studio in my minds eye!!


Ashbridge Road, E11 Ashbridge Road dates from the 1890s.
Aylmer Road, E11 Aylmer Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Barfield Road, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Bulwer Court Road, E11 Bulwer Court Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Carlton Road, E11 Carlton Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Chadwick Road, E11 Chadwick Road was an 1890s development, part of the Wallwood Estate.
Chelmsford Road, E11 Chelmsford Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Church Lane, E11 Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Clare Road, E11 Clare Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Clarendon Road, E11 Clarendon Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Colworth Road, E11 Colworth Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Connor Close, E11 Connor Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Corbicum, E11 Corbicum is a road in the E11 postcode area
Crosby House, E11 Crosby House can be found on Carlton Road.
Drayton House, E11 Drayton House is a block on Drayton Road.
Dyson Road, E11 Dyson Road was at first called East Road.
Essex Road South, E11 Essex Road South existed as Mountgrove Road before the rest of Essex Road to the north was laid out.
Esther Road, E11 Esther Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Fairlop Road, E11 Fairlop Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Fairwood Court, E11 Fairwood Court is a building on Fairlop Road.
Fladgate Road, E11 Fladgate Road was built as part of the Wallwood Estate.
Forest Drive East, E11 Forest Drive East is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Forest Road, E11 Forest Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Gainsborough Road, E11 Gainsborough Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Grove Road, E11 Grove Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Hainault Road, E11 Hainault Road was first mentioned in 1449.
King’s Passage, E11 King’s Passage is a road in the E11 postcode area
King’s Road, E11 King’s Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Kingswood Road, E11 A street within the E11 postcode
Kirkdale House, E11 Kirkdale House is a block on Kirkdale Road.
Kirkdale Road, E11 Kirkdale Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Lemna Road, E11 Lemna Road is one of the streets of London in the E11 postal area.
Maple Road, E11 Maple Road was developed as the northernmost road on the Wallwood Estate.
Nexus Court, E11 Nexus Court can be found on Kirkdale Road.
Nicholas Court, E11 Nicholas Court is a block on Bulwer Road.
Oceanair House, E11 Oceanair House is a building on High Road Leytonstone.
Percy Road, E11 Percy Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Poppelton Road, E11 Poppleton Road was first occupied some time around 1894.
Preston Road, E11 Preston Road dates from the last decade of the Victorian era.
Queen’s Road, E11 This is a street in the E11 postcode area
Ripley Mews, E11 Ripley Mews is a road in the E11 postcode area
Robart House, E11 Robart House is a block on Lemna Road.
Sandringham Road, E10 Sandringham Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Seton Court, E11 Seton Court can be found on Fairlop Road.
St Andrew’s Road, E11 St Andrew’s Road runs off Colworth Road.
St. James Lane, E11 A street within the E10 postcode
Teesdale Road, E11 Teesdale Road was laid out after 1894 as part of the Wallwood estate.
Temple Close, E11 Temple Close is a road in the E11 postcode area
Wadley Road, E11 Wadley Road is a road in the E11 postcode area
Wallwood Road, E11 Wallwood Road is named after an old house.
Woodriffe Road, E11 Woodriffe Road is a road in the E11 postcode area


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Leytonstone is an area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest .

The name Leytonstone, originally known as Leyton-Atte-Stone in early documents, may have originated from the large stone standing at the junction of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead. In the 18th century, an obelisk was mounted on top of this stone, and there have been claims that it could be the remains of a Roman milestone.

Leytonstone station was opened on 22 August 1856 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It later became part of the Great Eastern Railway system in 1862 and then, in 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway before being transferred to London Transport in 1947. During the "New Works Programme 1935 - 1940," Leytonstone station underwent major changes as it became the junction of the existing Epping branch, which was newly electrified, and the new tube tunnel running under Eastern Avenue towards Newbury Park. As part of this work, the station was completely reconstructed, and the level crossing at Church Lane was replaced with an underbridge.

Due to wartime priorities during the Second World War, the work at the station was halted in May 1940. Further delays occurred when the station buildings were hit by a German bomb in January 1944. During the war, the new tunnels were repurposed as an aircraft component factory, and the section closest to Leytonstone served as a public air-raid shelter.

The Central Line first served Leytonstone station on 5 May 1947 when it became the temporary terminus of the line. Passengers would change to a steam shuttle onwards to Epping. However, this arrangement ceased on 14 December 1947 when the Central Line’s Underground services were extended to Woodford and Newbury Park, providing direct service to Leytonstone and beyond.

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The front of the 491 Gallery in Leytonstone (2009) The 491 Gallery was a squatted self-managed social centre and multi-disciplinary gallery in Leytonstone, that operated from 2001 to 2013. Taking its name from its street number, 491 Grove Green Road, the former factory was home to a community-led art organisation and served as an exhibition space for a diverse range of artists of different origins working in varied media. It contained a range of art and music studios, which were used to host workshops, classes and musical rehearsals. The building was subsequently demolished in 2016.
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Wallwood Road, E11 is named after an old house. Historian Frederick Temple placed Walwood House itself on what became Chadwick Road and Whipps Cross Road. The house with just over five acres of land, was sold in 1894 to Thomas Ashbridge Smith, a businessman from Whitechapel for £4000. The solicitors employed in this transaction and many other were Fladgate & Company and Maple, Teesdale and Company. These three provided the names of three new roads nearby.

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