Julius Nyerere Close, N1

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before- in this area, buildings are mainly post-war

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Road · Islington · N1 ·
July
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2019

A street within the N1 postcode





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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
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.

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Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
White Conduit Fields White Conduit Fields in Islington was an early venue for cricket and several major matches are known to have been played there in the 18th century.

NEARBY STREETS
Adrian House, N1 Residential block
All Saints Street, N1 All Saints Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
All Saints Walk, SE15 All Saints Walk is a location in London.
Balfe Street, N1 Balfe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Road, N1 Barnsbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Beaconsfield Street, N1C Beaconsfield Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road.
Berners House, N1 Residential block
Bingfield Street, N1 Bingfield Street marks the southern boundary of the Bemerton Estate.
Boadicea Street, N1 Boadicea Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Boxworth Grove, N1 Boxworth Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bramwell Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brayfield Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bridge Wharf, N1 Bridge Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bryan Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brydon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Caledonian Road, N1 Caledonian Road runs north from King’s Cross.
Calshot Street, N1 Calshot Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Campbell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Carnegie Street, N1 Carnegie Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chalbury Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Charlotte Terrace, N1 Charlotte Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Chill Lane, N1C Chill Lane is a location in London.
Clayton Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Copenhagen Street, N1 Copenhagen Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cowdenbeath Path, N1 Cowdenbeath Path is a walkway on the Bemerton Estate.
Crinan Street, N1 Crinan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Delhi Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Denmark Grove, N1 Denmark Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dewey Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Earlsferry Way, N1 Earlsferry Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Eckford Street, N1 Eckford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Elystan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Everilda Street, N1 Everilda Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ewen House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Fife Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Fisher House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Francis Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Freeling Street, N1 Freeling Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gatti’s Wharf, N1 Gatti’s Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Godson Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Goods Way, N1C Goods Way runs from Pancras Road to York Way.
Granary Building, N1C Granary Building is a location in London.
Granary Square, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Gridiron Building, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Half Moon Crescent, N1 Half Moon Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Handyside Street, N1C Handyside Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Handyside Street, N1C Handyside Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Havelock Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hemingford Road, N1 Hemingford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Jays Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Jocelin House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Killick Street, N1 Killick Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
King’s Boulevard, N1C King’s Boulevard is a road in the N1C postcode area
Kinross House, N1 Residential block
Lambert Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lavina Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lawrence Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Leirum Street, N1 Leirum Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Lewis Cubitt Walk, N1C Lewis Cubitt Walk is a location in London.
Lower Carriage Drive, N1 Lower Carriage Drive is a road in the W4 postcode area
Lower Stable Street, N1C Lower Stable Street is a location in London.
Malvern Terrace, N1 Malvern Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Matilda Street, N1 Matilda Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Maygood Street, N1 Maygood Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Muriel Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
New Wharf Road, N1 New Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
One Kings Cross, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
One Pancras Square, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Orkney House, N1 Residential block
Outram Place, N1 Outram Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pancras Square, N1C This is a street in the N1C postcode area
Pembroke Avenue, N1 Pembroke Avenue is the southern extension of Pembroke Street.
Prince’s Yard, N1 Prince’s Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Priory Green Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Priory Green, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pultney Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Railway Street, N1 Railway Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Randell’s Road, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Randell’s Road, N1 Randell’s Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Regent’s Canal towpath, N1 Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the N1 postcode area
Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Richmond Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ripplevale Grove, N1 Ripplevale Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Risinghill Street, N1 Risinghill Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ritson House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Roding House, N1 Residential block
Rufford Street Mews, N1 Rufford Street Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rufford Street, N1 Rufford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Selkirk House, N1 Selkirk House is the twin building of Perth House.
Sheen Grove, N1 Sheen Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
Southern Street, N1 Southern Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stable Street, N1C Stable Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Stanmore Street, N1 Stanmore Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
Story Street, N1 Story Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stranraer Way, N1 Stranraer Way is a road on the Bemerton Estate.
Terrett’s Place, N1 Terrett’s Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
The Gridiron, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
The Hub, N1 Block in Kings Cross.
Thornhill Bridge Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Square, N1 Thornhill Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tiber Gardens, N1 Tiber Gardens is a road in the N1 postcode area
Treaty Street, N1 Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938.
Trematon Walk, N1 A street within the N1C postcode
Twyford Street, N1 Twyford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Vibart Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wellington Square, N1 Wellington Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wharf Road, N1C Wharf Road is a location in London.
Wharfdale Road, N1 Wharfdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wheeler Gardens, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wynford Road, N1 Wynford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
York Road Curve, N1 York Road Curve is a road in the N1 postcode area
York Road, N1C York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.
York Way, N1 York Way has been a thoroughfare since the twelfth century.
York Way, N1 York Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
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NEARBY PUBS
Canal 125 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Chapel Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lincoln Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Marathon Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Meltdown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Craft Beer Co. Islington This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Driver This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Joker of Penton Street pub only This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Star of Kings This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Thornhill Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Islington

Islington grew as a sprawling Middlesex village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough.

Some roads on the edge of the area, including Essex Road, were known as streets by the medieval period, possibly indicating a Roman origin, but little physical evidence remains. What is known is that the Great North Road from Aldersgate came into use in the 14th century, connecting with a new turnpike up Highgate Hill. This was along the line of modern Upper Street, with a toll gate at The Angel defining the extent of the village. The Back Road - modern Liverpool Road - was primarily a drovers’ road where cattle would be rested before the final leg of their journey to Smithfield. Pens and sheds were erected along this road to accommodate the animals.

The first recorded church, St Mary’s, was erected in the twelfth century and was replaced in the fifteenth century. Islington lay on the estates of the Bishop of London and the Dean and Chapter of St Pauls. There were substantial medieval moated manor houses in the area, principally at Canonbury and Highbury. In 1548, there were 440 communicants listed and the rural atmosphere, with access to the City and Westminster, made it a popular residence for the rich and eminent. The local inns, however, harboured many fugitives and recusants.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the availability of water made Islington a good place for growing vegetables to feed London. The manor became a popular excursion destination for Londoners, attracted to the area by its rural feel. Many public houses were therefore built to serve the needs of both the excursionists and travellers on the turnpike. By 1716, there were 56 ale-house keepers in Upper Street, also offering pleasure and tea gardens, and activities such as archery, skittle alleys and bowling. By the 18th century, music and dancing were offered, together with billiards, firework displays and balloon ascents. The King’s Head Tavern, now a Victorian building with a theatre, has remained on the same site, opposite the parish church, since 1543. The founder of the theatre, Dan Crawford, who died in 2005, disagreed with the introduction of decimal coinage. For twenty-plus years after decimalisation (on 15 February 1971), the bar continued to show prices and charge for drinks in ’old money’.

By the 19th century many music halls and theatres were established around Islington Green. One such was Collins’ Music Hall, the remains of which are now partly incorporated into a bookshop. The remainder of the Hall has been redeveloped into a new theatre, with its entrance at the bottom of Essex Road. It stood on the site of the Landsdowne Tavern, where the landlord had built an entertainment room for customers who wanted to sing (and later for professional entertainers). It was founded in 1862 by Samuel Thomas Collins Vagg and by 1897 had become a 1800-seat theatre with 10 bars. The theatre suffered damage in a fire in 1958 and has not reopened.

The Islington Literary and Scientific Society was established in 1833 and first met in Mr Edgeworth’s Academy on Upper Street. Its goal was to spread knowledge through lectures, discussions, and experiments - politics and theology being forbidden. A building, the Literary and Scientific Institution, was erected in 1837 in Wellington (later Almeida) Street, designed by Roumieu and Gough in a stuccoed Grecian style. It included a library (containing 3,300 volumes in 1839), reading room, museum, laboratory, and lecture theatre seating 500.

The Royal Agricultural Hall was built in 1862 on the Liverpool Road site of William Dixon’s Cattle Layers. It was built for the annual Smithfield Show in December of that year but was popular for other purposes, including recitals and the Royal Tournament. It was the primary exhibition site for London until the 20th century and the largest building of its kind, holding up to 50,000 people. It was requisitioned for use by the Mount Pleasant sorting office during World War II and never re-opened. The main hall has now been incorporated into the Business Design Centre.

The aerial bombing of World War II caused much damage to Islington’s housing stock, with 3,200 dwellings destroyed. Before the war a number of 1930s council housing blocks had been added to the stock. After the war, partly as a result of bomb site redevelopment, the council housing boom got into its stride, reaching its peak in the 1960s: several extensive estates were constructed, by both the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the London County Council. Clearance of the worst terraced housing was undertaken, but Islington continued to be very densely populated, with a high level of overcrowding. The district has many council blocks, and the local authority has begun to replace some of them.

From the 1960s, the remaining Georgian terraces were rediscovered by middle-class families. Many of the houses were rehabilitated, and the area became newly fashionable. This displacement of the poor by the aspirational has become known as gentrification. Among the new residents were a number of figures who became central in the New Labour movement, including Tony Blair before his victory in the 1997 general election. According to The Guardian in 2006, "Islington is widely regarded as the spiritual home of Britain’s left-wing intelligentsia." The Granita Pact between Gordon Brown and Tony Blair is said to have been made at a now defunct restaurant on Upper Street.

The completion of the Victoria line and redevelopment of Angel tube station created the conditions for developers to renovate many of the early Victorian and Georgian townhouses. They also built new developments. Islington remains a district with diverse inhabitants, with its private houses and apartments not far from social housing in immediately neighbouring wards such as Finsbury and Clerkenwell to the south, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross to the west, and Highbury to the north west, and also the Hackney districts of De Beauvoir and Old Street to the north east.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The British Library
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Cromer Street
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Goods Way - old sign
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Percy Circus from above
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Risinghill Street, N1
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In the neighbourhood...

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Caledonian Road looking north towards Holloway
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Risinghill Street, N1
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York Road was the name for a ’lost’ underground station on the Piccadilly Line north of King’s Cross. The road it was named after has also changed its name (to York Way)
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