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JANUARY
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2019

A street within the SW11 postcode

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Hidden London is an exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories.



The book is a lavishly illustrated history of disused and repurposed London Underground spaces. It provides the first narrative of a previously secret and barely understood aspect of London's history. Behind locked doors and lost entrances lies a secret world of abandoned stations, redundant passageways, empty elevator shafts, and cavernous ventilation ducts.

The Tube is an ever-expanding network that has left in its wake hidden places and spaces. Hidden London opens up the lost worlds of London's Underground and offers a fascinating analysis of why Underground spaces-including the deep-level shelter at Clapham South, the closed Aldwych station, the lost tunnels of Euston-have fallen into disuse and how they have been repurposed.

With access to previously unseen archives, architectural drawings, and images, the authors create an authoritative account of London's hidden Underground story. This surprising and at times myth-breaking narrative interweaves spectacular, newly commissioned photography of disused stations and Underground structures today.

Hidden London has lent its name to a series of tours undertaken by the London Transport Museum into disused stations seeing abandoned infrastructure, former passageways, old posters lining the walls and more.


Work underway in early 1931 on the cutting just south of the planned Kingsbury Station. The picture was taken close to where the Fryent Way bridge across the cutting would be built, and the hill that can be seen faintly in the background is Barn Hill.
From “Meccano Magazine”, May 1934 (click to enlarge)


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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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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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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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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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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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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Alexandra Avenue, SW11 Alexandra Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ambrose Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Anerley Street, SW11 Anerley Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Ashbury Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Atherton Street, SW11 Atherton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Austin Road, SW11 Austin Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Balfern Street, SW11 Balfern Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Banbury Street, SW11 Banbury Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Batten Street, SW11 Batten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea Park Road, SW11 Battersea Park Road is one of the main roads of the area, connecting Battersea and the suburbs to its east.
Beechmore Road, SW11 Beechmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Birley Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Blondel Street, SW11 Blondel Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Brassey Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Brougham Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Brynmaer Road, SW11 Brynmaer Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Bullen Street, SW11 Bullen Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Burns Road, SW11 Burns Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cabul Road, SW11 Cabul Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambridge Mansions, SW11 Cambridge Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambridge Road, SW11 Cambridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Candahar Road, SW11 Candahar Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 Charlotte Despard Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
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Cobalt Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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D R C A Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Dagnall Street, SW11 Dagnall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Dovedale Studios, SW11 Dovedale Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Esaint Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Eversleigh Road, SW11 Eversleigh Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Foxmore Street, SW11 Foxmore Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Francis Chichester Way, SW11 Francis Chichester Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Freedom Street, SW11 Freedom Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Frere Street, SW11 Frere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Golding Terrace, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Grayshott Road, SW11 Grayshott Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Harpsden Street, SW11 Harpsden Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Henley Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Inworth Street, SW11 Inworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Inworth Walk, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Joubert Street, SW11 Joubert Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Kassala Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kennard Street, SW11 Kennard Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Kersley Mews, SW11 Kersley Mews is a rare survival of a local mews and built to serve the residents of Foxmore Street and Kersley Street.
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Kingsley Street, SW11 Kingsley Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Knowsley Road, SW11 Knowsley Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
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Latchmere Street, SW11 Latchmere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Longhedge Street, SW11 Longhedge Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Mandeville Courtyard, SW11 Mandeville Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Matthews Street, SW11 Matthews Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Millgrove Street, SW11 Millgrove Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Morrison Street, SW11 Morrison Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Octavia Street, SW11 Octavia Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Old Garden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Old School House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Page Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Parfield Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Parkside Street, SW11 Parkside Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Poyntz Road, SW11 Poyntz Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 Prince Of Wales Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Reform Street, SW11 Reform Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Rosenau Crescent, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rowditch Lane, SW11 Rowditch Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Rowena Crescent, SW11 Rowena Crescent was once called Zulu Crescent.
Roydon Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rutherford House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Sheepcote Lane, SW11 Sheepcote Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Shellwood Road, SW11 Shellwood Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Soudan Road, SW11 Soudan Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
St James Court, SW11 St James Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Stanmer Street, SW11 Stanmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Surrey Lane Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Surrey Lane, SW11 Surrey Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Takhar Mews, SW11 Takhar Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
The Arches, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Imperial Laundry, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Lanterns, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Walden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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Wayford Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Weighbrdge Point, SW11 Weybridge Point is a block in Battersea.
Wickersley Road, SW11 Wickersley Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Zulu Mews, SW11 Zulu Mews lies within the curve of a Battersea railway.

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Bunga Bunga This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke Of Cambridge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Flag This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Lighthouse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Lost Angel 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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St Johns Road, SW11
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Petworth Street sign
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In the neighbourhood...

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Battersea Park Road (1900). Looking east through the double railway arches, just beyond the bridges would be the later site of the modern dogs and cats home.
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Rowena Crescent
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Rosenau Road, SW11
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Petworth Street sign
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Albert Bridge Road at the former end of Ethelburga Street (1958)
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Zulu Mews - glimpsed through its gate
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