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Road · Nine Elms · SW8 ·
JANUARY
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2021

New Covent Garden Market is a location in London.





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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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Pauline jones   
Added: 16 Oct 2017 19:04 GMT   

Bessborough Place, SW1V
I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved London. The stucco houses were a feature and the backs of the houses enabled parents to see thier children playing.

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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

Saunders Street, SE11
I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Dolphin Square Dolphin Square is a block of private flats and business complex built near the River Thames between 1935 and 1937.
Nine Elms Nine Elms is an area within Battersea in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Vauxhall Gardens Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden, one of the leading venues for public entertainment from the mid 17th century to the mid 19th century.
Vauxhall Station early 1900s. Vauxhall at the turn of the twentieth century.

NEARBY STREETS
Ace Way, SW11 Ace Way is a location in London.
Albert Embankment, SW8 Albert Embankment is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Aylesford Street, SW1V Aylesford Street was built in 1848.
Bondway, SW8 Bondway is named after the late 18th century developers of the street, John and Sarah Bond.
Bramley Crescent, SW8 Bramley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Bridgefoot, SW8 Bridgefoot is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Cellini Street, SW8 Cellini Street is a location in London.
Charles Clowes Walk, SW11 Charles Clowes Walk is a location in London.
Charles Clowes Walk, SW8 A street within the SW11 postcode
Chichester Street, SW1V Chichester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Dolphin Square East Side, SW1V Dolphin Square consists of blocks of private flats built between 1935 and 1937.
Dolphin Square West, SW1V Dolphin Square West is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Duncan House, SW1V Residential block
Elm Lane, SW8 Elm Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Exchange Gardens, SW8 Exchange Gardens is a location in London.
Frobisher House, SW1V Residential block
Gladwin Tower, SW8 Gladwin Tower is a location in London.
Goding Street, SE11 Goding Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Hebden Place, SW8 Hebden Place is just north of Nine Elms station and runs parallel with Pascal Street.
Heyford Avenue, SW8 Heyford Avenue is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Heyforoad Avenue, SW8 Heyforoad Avenue is a location in London.
Keyes House, SW1V Residential block
Kings House, SW8 Residential block
Langley Lane, SW8 Langley Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Lawrence Mews, SW8 A street within the SW8 postcode
Malthouse Road, SW11 Malthouse Road is a location in London.
Malthouse Road, SW8 A street within the postcode
Market Towers, SW8 Market Towers is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Miles Street, SW8 Miles Street was developed from 1778 onwards by the Sarah and John Bond.
Nelson House, SW1V Residential block
New Mill Road, SW8 A street within the SW11 postcode
New Union Square, SW8 A street within the SW11 postcode
Nine Elms Lane, SW11 Nine Elms Lane is a location in London.
Nine Elms Lane, SW8 Nine Elms Lane was named around 1645, from a row of elm trees bordering the road.
Old South Lambeth Road, SW8 Old South Lambeth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Park Place, SW8 Park Place is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Parry Street, SW8 Parry Street was laid out by John and Sarah Bond.
Pascal Street, SW8 Pascal Street is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Ponton Road, SW8 Ponton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Pulford Street, SW1V Pulford Street was a street between its construction in 1848 and demolition after the Second World War.
Rita Road, SW8 Rita Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Riverside Walk, SW8 Riverside Walk is part of the Thames Path long-distance footpath.
South Lambeth Place, SW8 South Lambeth Place links South Lambeth Road to Bondway.
St George Wharf, SW8 St George Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
The Pavilion/New Covent Garden Market, SW8 The Pavilion/New Covent Garden Market is a location in London.
Trenchold Street, SW8 Trenchold Street is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Vauxhall Cross, SW8 Vauxhall Cross is now known as the site of the MI5 headquarters.
Vauxhall Grove, SW8 Vauxhall Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Viaduct Gardens, SW8 Viaduct Gardens runs beside the United States Embassy building in Nine Elms.
Victoria House, SW8 Residential block
Victoria Mansions, SW8 Victoria Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Walton Close, SW8 Walton Close is a road in the SW8 postcode area
West Bridge, SW8 West Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Wheatsheaf Lane, SW8 Wheatsheaf Lane is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Wilcox Road, SW8 Wilcox Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Wyvil Estate, SW8 Wyvil Estate is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Wyvil Road, SW8 Wyvil Road is a short street running west from South Lambeth Road.

NEARBY PUBS
Fire This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Nolan’s Freehouse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Renaissance Rooms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Riverside (Unit 14) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Vauxhall Griffin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Nine Elms

Nine Elms is an area within Battersea in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Nine Elms was formerly mainly industrial but is now becoming more residential and commercial in character. In the area is the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Nine Elms Lane was named around the year 1645, from a row of elm trees bordering the road, though a path probably existed between York House and Vauxhall from the 1200s. In 1838, at the time of construction of the London and Southampton Railway, the area was described as "a low swampy district occasionally overflowed by the River Thames [whose] osier beds, pollards and windmille and the river give it a Dutch effect".

Nine Elms railway station opened on 21 May 1838 as the first London terminus of the London & South Western Railway. The neo-classical building was designed by Sir William Tite. The station was connected to points between Vauxhall and London Bridge by Thames steam boats. It closed in 1848 when the railway was extended via the Nine Elms to Waterloo Viaduct to a new terminus at Waterloo. The redundant station and the adjacent area, to the north of the new main line, became the LSWR’s carriage and wagon works and main locomotive works until their relocation to Eastleigh in 1909.

The company’s largest locomotive depot was located on the south side of the main line. The buildings were damaged by bombs in World War II, and closed in 1967. They were demolished in 1968 and replaced by the flower section of the New Covent Garden Market.

Gasworks were established in 1853, close to the existing waterworks of the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company. Later Battersea Power Station was built on the site.

Vauxhall Motors was formed in 1857 by Scottish engineer Alexander Wilson at Nine Elms, originally as Alex Wilson and Company, before moving to Luton in 1907. There was a plaque commemorating the site of the original factory at the Sainsbury’s Nine Elms petrol station on Wandsworth Road which has now been demolished and replaced with a new Sainsbury’s superstore and high rise apartments as part of the current Nine Elms regeneration.

Nine Elms is to be served by the Northern line as part of a two-station extension from Kennington to serve the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station. It will serve as the intermediate for the new branch. The station will be the nearest station to the New Covent Garden Market.

The station was given the final approval by the Secretary of State for Transport in November 2014 with it projected to open along with Battersea Power Station tube station and the whole extension by 2020.

Construction began in 2015. In mid-February 2017 the two large tunnel boring machines were delivered to the Battersea construction site, and lowered to tunnel level by a large crane. The boring machines have been named Helen and Amy following a competition amongst local school children.

Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms tube stations will be located in Zone 1. Trains from Battersea will only run via Charing Cross as the branch will be extended off the Kennington Loop.

The station will be designed and built by Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke.


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Nine Elms station opened during 2021 on the new Battersea extension of the Northern Line
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Victoria coach station’s temporary base, 1929, where the Tachbrook Estate is now. The King’s Scholar Pond sewer is on the left.
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Most of the left side of Hartington Road depicted here - the area between Hartington Road and Wandsworth Road - was demolished in 1950s slum clearance.
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Nine Elms Station map in the 1850s with the new line to Waterloo on right.
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South Lambeth Place
Credit: The Underground Map
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Vauxhall Cross (1930s) In this view only the railway bridgework remains the same. Everything else is gone, even the road layout.
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Over 197 festivals take place in London every year including the largest free festival - the Mayor’s Thames Festival - and Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival which attracts near one million people
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Hemans Street circa 1935 showing Portland Cottages on the right.
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Pulford Street being demolished
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"A Sunset with a View of Nine Elms" (c.1755)
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