Wesley Avenue, TW3

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Wesley Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area





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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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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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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hounslow West Hounslow West was once the terminus of the London Underground Hounslow branch.

NEARBY STREETS
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Ambassador Close, TW3 Ambassador Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Broad Walk, TW5 Broad Walk is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bulstrode Avenue, TW3 Bulstrode Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Burton Gardens, TW5 A street within the TW5 postcode
Cavendish Parade, TW4 Cavendish Parade is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Charles Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Claypole Drive, TW5 Claypole Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Cranston Close, TW3 Cranston Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Dalcross Road, TW3 Dalcross Road is a turning off of Renfrew Road.
Dale Avenue, TW4 Dale Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Dawn Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Dene Avenue, TW3 Dene Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
George Street, TW3 George Street is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Great West Road, TW3 Great West Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Harris Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Harte Avenue, TW3 Harte Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
John Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Lanlock Place, TW3 Lanlock Place is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Moulton Avenue, TW3 Moulton Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Noel Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Poole Court Road, TW3 Poole Court Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Prospect Close, TW3 Prospect Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Queenswood Avenue, TW3 Queenswood Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Ravensdale Gardens, TW4 Ravensdale Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Ravensdale Road, TW4 Ravensdale Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Renfrew Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Rosary Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Sarsen Avenue, TW3 Sarsen Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Scott Trimmer Way, TW3 Scott Trimmer Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Shenley Road, TW5 Shenley Road is a road in the TW5 postcode area
Solway Close, TW4 Solway Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
St Pauls Close, TW3 St Pauls Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
St. Pauls Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
St. Pauls Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Stratton Close, TW3 Stratton Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Sutton Lane, TW3 Sutton Lane is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
The White House, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Vicarage Farm Road, TW3 Vicarage Farm Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Widmer Court, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Willow Gardens, TW3 Willow Gardens is a road in the TW3 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kensington Gore 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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Dutch Canal, 1899
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