Eastern Avenue, RM1

Road in/near Collier Row

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Road · Collier Row · RM1 ·
JANUARY
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2021

Eastern Avenue is a location in London.

The distinction between 'Street', 'Road', 'Avenue', Terrace', 'Lane' etc. has merged over the years but they each once had a precise meaning.

To the Romans some thoroughfares constructed with layers of rock and rubble was a 'via strata', (paved way) giving us the word street. The word outlived its original meaning and took on its present one of a way lined with houses.

Road, on the other hand is derived from the verb 'to ride'. It indicated a highway used by travellers on horseback.

Lane has generally managed to keep its ancient meaning of a narrow or winding path. In the suburbs, Lane usually indicates a genuine pre-urban track.

Hill originally referred only to the piece of raised ground and not to the road over it. Nowadays it can simply mean 'road built on a slope'

Many London street names reflect the 'Good Times' in English history, i.e. victories, alliances, royal marriages and achievements. A favourite topical subject was royalty, commemorating births, deaths and marriages. George IV's brothers, York, Clarence, Kent, Cumberland, Sussex and Cambridge were all popular with c19th builders.

Less popular than royals were the names commemorating 'the great and the good', events or mythology. e.g. Hengist, Horsa, Gordon, Havelock, Wellington, Maida, Lancelot and Merlin

Gillian Bebbington


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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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Comment
   
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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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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