Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT
Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.
Source: Glengall Road, NW6
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT
Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT
Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT
Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT
My dad 1929 John George Hall
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT
Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT
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.
Chelsea Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames. Antiquarius, SW3 Antiquarius is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Bury Walk, SW3 Bury Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club. Cale Street, SW3 Cale Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area. First Street, SW3 First Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Fulham Road, SW3 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Ives Street, SW3 Ives Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area. Kings Road, SW3 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Lewis Estate, SW3 Lewis Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Lucan Place, SW3 Lucan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Manresa Road, SW3 Manresa Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Pelham Court, SW3 Pelham Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Pelham Crescent, SW7 Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester was a former trustee of the Smith’s Charity Estate, upon which the road was built. Pelham Place, SW7 Pelham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. Pond Place, SW3 Pond Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Radnor Walk, SW3 Radnor Walk was previously called Radnor Street until renamed in 1937. Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue This was laid out for William III as part of a proposed triumphal way leading from Wren’s Royal Hospital to the south right to Kensington Palace in the north. Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan. Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street was built between 1794 and 1807 by a vintner named Thomas Smith. Sydney Place, SW7 Sydney Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area. The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area. Thurloe Street, SW7 Thurloe Street is named for John Thurloe, said to have been given this land by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth. Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street was originally a footpath known locally as Butterfly Alley which separated two famous nurseries: John Colville and Thomas Davey. Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square was laid out in the 1850s by Francis Edwards though the terraces on either side of the square were built some ten years earlier.
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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