Sands End

Neighbourhood in/near Queen’s Park, existing until now

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Sands End was a close knit working class community.

Once a rural backwater called Sandy End, it became the industrial heart of Fulham with its gas works, power station and petrol depot providing work for generations of local families.

A property boom beginning in the 1970s coupled with the advent of oil fueled processing of North Sea oil led to an inexorable process of gentrification with offices and studio businesses and flats on the market for more than £2.4 million.

On the bank of the Thames is Hurlingham Retail Park, which includes Currys and PC World. There is also a business enterprise centre in the Sulivan district. Across the other side of Townmead Road there is a large Sainsbury’s, and Imperial Wharf, a brownfield development of the former Imperial Gasworks which is growing to include a mixture of affordable housing, both private and public, shops, a park and a new railway station.


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Born here
Joyce Taylor   
Added: 5 Apr 2021 21:05 GMT   

Lavender Road, SW11
MyFather and Grand father lived at 100 Lavender Road many years .I was born 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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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

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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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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Chelsea Farm Chelsea Farm was established on the northern banks of the Thames on land previously open to common pasturage after the annual harvest.
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Sands End Sands End was a close knit working class community.

NEARBY STREETS
Acfold Road, SW6 Acfold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Avalon Road, SW6 Avalon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bagleys Lane, SW6 Bagleys Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Blake Gardens, SW6 Blake Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bovingdon Road, SW6 Bovingdon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bowerdean Street, SW6 Bowerdean Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Bridges Place, SW6 Bridges Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britannia Road, SW6 Britannia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britannia Way, SW6 Britannia Way is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Broughton Road, SW6 Broughton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Broxholme House, SW6 Residential block
Burnaby Street, SW10 Burnaby Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cambria Street, SW6 Cambria Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Cedarne Road, SW6 Cedarne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Drive, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Drive is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chelsea Reach, SW10 Chelsea Reach is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Studios, SW10 Chelsea Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cheryls Close, SW6 Cheryls Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Chipstead Street, SW6 Chipstead Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cooper House, SW6 Residential block
Dan Leno Walk, SW6 Dan Leno Walk is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Design Centre, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre lies on Harbour Avenue.
Edith Row, SW6 Edith Row is a location in London.
Elbe Street, SW6 Elbe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Elswick Street, SW6 Elswick Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Fulmead Street, SW6 Fulmead Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Gilstead Road, SW6 Gilstead Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Gwyn Close, SW6 Gwyn Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Harbour Avenue, SW6 Harbour Avenue is a road in the Chelsea Harbour area.
Harbour Yard, SW10 Harbour Yard is a block in Imperial Wharf.
Harwood Road, SW6 Harwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Harwood Terrace, SW6 Harwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Holmead Road, SW6 Holmead Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Imperial Road, SW6 Imperial Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Imperial Square, SW6 Imperial Square is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Imperial Wharf, SW6 Imperial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Jepson House, SW6 Residential block
Kempson Road, SW6 Kempson Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
King’s Road, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Kings Road, SW6 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
King’s Road, SW6 King’s Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Langford Road, SW6 Langford Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lindrop Street, SW6 Lindrop Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lockgate Road, SW6 Lockgate Road is a location in London.
Lots Road, SW10 Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm.
Maltings Place, SW6 Maltings Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Marinefield Road, SW6 Marinefield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Maxwell Road, SW6 Maxwell Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Maynard Close, SW6 Maynard Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Meldon Close, SW6 Meldon Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Michael Road, SW6 Michael Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Micheal Road, SW6 Micheal Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Moore Park Road, SW6 Moore Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Musgrave Crescent, SW6 Musgrave Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Pearscroft Court, SW6 Pearscroft Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Pearscroft Road, SW6 Pearscroft Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Perrymead Street, SW6 Perrymead Street is street in Fulham.
Peterborough Villas, SW6 Peterborough Villas is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Rumbold Road, SW6 Rumbold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Ryecroft Street, SW6 Ryecroft Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Sandilands Road, SW6 Sandilands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Stadium Street, SW10 Stadium Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Stokenchurch Street, SW6 Stokenchurch Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Studdridge Street, SW6 Studdridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tetcott Road, SW10 Tetcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Thames Avenue, SW10 Thames Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thames Towpath, SW10 Thames Towpath is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW6 The Boulevard is a road in the SW6 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW6 The Boulevard is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Chambers, SW10 The Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Crainewell, SW6 The Crainewell is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tynemouth Street, SW6 Tynemouth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tyrawley Road, SW6 Tyrawley Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Upcerne Road, SW10 Upcerne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Uverdale Road, SW10 Uverdale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Walham Green Court, SW6 Walham Green Court is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wardens Square, SW6 Wardens Square is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Waterford Road, SW6 Waterford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Chelsea Ram This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Eleusis Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Fulham Club & Institute This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hilton Doubletree This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lots Road Pub & Dining room This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mare Moto This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Queen Elizabeth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Imperial This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Jam Tree This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Rose This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sands End This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Tommy Tucker This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Waterside This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


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Perrymead Street, SW6
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Map of the Kensington Canal area.
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Perrymead Street, SW6
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Ashcombe Street, SW6
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Chelsea Farm in the days of Countess Huntindon
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Lots Road Power Station (2005).
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Graffiti, Raasay Street, Chelsea (1969).
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