Thornhill Square, N1

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Thornhill Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.

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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Airdrie Close, N1 Airdrie Close is a road serving the Bemerton Estate.
Albion Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Arthur Mews, N7 Arthur Mews was also known as Arthur Place.
Arthur Terrace, N1 Arthur Terrace was built in 1853 and renumbered as part of Caledonian Road in 1878.
Augustas Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Barnsbury Grove, N7 This is a street in the N7 postcode area
Barnsbury Park, N1 Barnsbury Park is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Road, N1 Barnsbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Square, N1 Barnsbury Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Terrace, N1 Barnsbury Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Belitha Villas, N1 Belitha Villas is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road.
Bingfield Street, N1 Bingfield Street marks the southern boundary of the Bemerton Estate.
Boadicea Street, N1 Boadicea Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Boxworth Grove, N1 Boxworth Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bramwell Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brayfield Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bridgeman Road, N1 Bridgeman Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brooksby Street, N1 Brooksby Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bryan Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brydon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bunning Way, N1 Bunning Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Caledonian Road, N1 Caledonian Road runs north from King’s Cross.
Campbell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Carnoustie Drive, N1 Carnoustie Drive is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Centurion Close, N7 Centurion Close follows the line of the former Cumberland Street (Ponder Street).
Clayton Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Cloudesley Road, N1 Cloudesley Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Street, N1 Cloudesley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Coatbridge House, N1 Residential block
Conistone Way, N7 Conistone Way is a road in the N7 postcode area
Copenhagen Street, N1 Copenhagen Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cowdenbeath Path, N1 Cowdenbeath Path is a walkway on the Bemerton Estate.
Crescent Street, N1 Crescent Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Delhi Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Diarmid Road, N20 Diarmid Road is a location in London.
Doves Yard, N1 Doves Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dowrey Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Drummond Way, N7 A street within the N1 postcode
Earlsferry Way, N1 Earlsferry Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Elystan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Eton Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Everilda Street, N1 Everilda Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ewen House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ferriby Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Francis Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Frederica Street, N7 Frederica Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Freeling Street, N1 Freeling Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gifford Street, N1 Gifford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gissing Walk, N1 Gissing Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Havelock Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hemingford Road, N1 Hemingford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Huntingdon Street, N1 Huntingdon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Jocelin House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Joiners Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Julius Nyerere Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Kember Street, N1 Kember Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
King’s Court, N7 King’s Court is a road in the N7 postcode area
Kings Exchange Tileyard Road, N7 Kings Exchange Tileyard Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Kings Exchange, N7 Kings Exchange is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Kinross House, N1 Residential block
Lambert Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lawrence Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Legion Close, N1 Legion Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Leirum Street, N1 Leirum Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Lionswood, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lofting Road, N1 Lofting Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Lonsdale Square, N1 Lonsdale Square was built between 1838 and 1845, and was designed in Gothic Revival style by R. C. Carpenter.
Lower Carriage Drive, N1 Lower Carriage Drive is a road in the W4 postcode area
Lyon Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Malvern Terrace, N1 Malvern Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Matilda Street, N1 Matilda Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Mountfort Crescent, N1 Mountfort Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area
Mountfort House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Mountfort Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Offord Road, N1 Offord Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Offord Street, N1 Offord Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Orkney House, N1 Residential block
Outram Place, N1 Outram Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pembroke Avenue, N1 Pembroke Avenue is the southern extension of Pembroke Street.
Pembroke Street, N1 Pembroke Street is a north-south street in the Barnsbury area.
Perth House, N1 Perth House is a ten-storey block.
Prince’s Yard, N1 Prince’s Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Randell’s Road, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Randell’s Road, N1 Randell’s Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Richmond Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ripplevale Grove, N1 Ripplevale Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Roman Way Industrial Estate, N1 Roman Way Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Rufford Street Mews, N1 Rufford Street Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rufford Street, N1 Rufford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Selkirk House, N1 Selkirk House is the twin building of Perth House.
Sheen Grove, N1 Sheen Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stanmore Street, N1 Stanmore Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
Stonefield Street, N1 Stonefield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Story Street, N1 Story Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stranraer Way, N1 Stranraer Way is a road on the Bemerton Estate.
Tayport Close, N1 Tayport Close leads off Stranraer Way.
The Courtyard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Crescent, N1 Thornhill Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area
Thornhill Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Road, N1 Thornhill Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tiber Gardens, N1 Tiber Gardens is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tilloch Street, N1 Tilloch Street predates the Bemerton Estate of which it is now part.
Treaty Street, N1 Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938.
Twyford Street, N1 Twyford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Vibart Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wellington Square, N1 Wellington Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wharf Road, N1C Wharf Road is a location in London.
Wheeler Gardens, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
York Road, N1C York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.

NEARBY PUBS
Doyles Tavern This pub stands on the corner of Frederica Street and Caledonian Road.
Kennedy’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Marathon Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Meltdown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Albion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Drapers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Star of Kings This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Barnsbury

Barnsbury is a place in the London Borough of Islington. The name is a corruption of Bernersbury, being so called after the Berners family, who gained ownership of the lands after the Norman Conquest.

By the end of the 18th century, Barnsbury, like other parts of Islington, was being regarded as attractive part-rural suburbs by the comparatively wealthy people wanting to move out of the cramped City of London and industrial Clerkenwell.

The area is close to the City, and had strong local trade in its position as the first staging post for travellers making the journey from London to the north, and with considerable agricultural traffic and cattle driving to the nearby Smithfield cattle market in the City.


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Risinghill Street, N1
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A line of children hold hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington.
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White Conduit House, and the conduit head from which it was named, 1827
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Caledonian Road looking north towards Holloway
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Caledonian Road. The market clock tower remained after the Metropolitan Cattle Market disappeared.
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Risinghill Street, N1
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Photographer John Gay captured this image of a line of children holding hands as they walk along the middle of White Conduit Street towards the junction with Chapel Market in Islington in the 1950s.
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Wilsham Street, W11 Charles Booth’s poverty map placed the Kensington Potteries among the "criminal and irreclaimable areas", largely on account of the overcrowded condition of its unsuitable and derelict houses. Five short streets in the district became known as the "Special Area.": Bangor Street, Crescent Street and three roads that have been renamed. St. Clement’s, now called Sirdar Road, St. Katherine’s Road, now Wilsham Street, and William, now Kenley Street.
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The former Pentonville Cottages awaiting demolition
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