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Road · King's Cross · N1C ·
August
4
2019

A street within the N1C postcode

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Jessie Doring   
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.

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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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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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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Agar Town Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras.
Ossulston Estate, NW1 The Ossulston Estate is a multi-storey council estate built by the London County Council in Somers Town between 1927 and 1931.
Somers Town Somers Town is a district close to three main line rail termini - Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross.
The ’Royal Blue’ horse omnibus outside 5 Euston Road The bus carries route information and an advert for Selfridge's. The shops behind, including Boots the Chemist, Stewart & Wright's Cocoa Rooms and the Northumberland Hotel, are covered in advertisements.

NEARBY STREETS
Albion Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Albion Yard, N1 Albion Yard lies off of Balfe Street.
All Saints Street, N1 All Saints Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Argyle Square, WC1H Argyle Square is one of the streets of the Battle Bridge Estate.
Bagley Walk Arches, N1C Bagley Walk Arches is a location in London.
Bagley Walk, N1C Bagley Walk is a location in London.
Balfe Street, N1 Balfe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Belgrove Street, WC1H Belgrove Street, formerly Belgrave Street, leads south from Euston Road.
Birkenhead Street, WC1H Birkenhead Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1H postal area.
Boadicea Street, N1 Boadicea Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bravingtons Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brill Place, NW1 Brill Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Brill Row, NW1 Brill Row was one of many small streets which became the basis for a Somers Town market.
Britannia Street, WC1X Britannia Street, King’s Cross, dates from the 1770s.
Caledonia Street, N1 Caledonia Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Calshot Street, N1 Calshot Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chalton Street, NW1 Chalton Street was formerly Charlton Street.
Charrington Street, NW1 Charrington Street runs south to north and is a continuation of Ossulston Street.
Chenies Place, NW1 Chenies Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Chill Lane, N1C Chill Lane is a location in London.
Clarendon Grove, NW1 Clarendon Grove ran south from Clarendon Square.
Coach Road, N1C Coach Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Coal Drops Yard, N1C Coal Drops Yard is a location in London.
Collier Street, N1 Collier Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cooper’s Lane, NW1 Cooper’s Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Crestfield Street, NW1 Crestfield Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Crinan Street, N1 Crinan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Denton Street, N1C Denton Street disappeared under the construction of St Pancras station.
Derby Lodge, WC1X Derby Lodge is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Doric Way, NW1 Doric Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Drummond Crescent, NW1 Drummond Crescent is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Elstree Street, N1C Elstree Street once laid off of St Pancras Road.
Euston Road, N1 The easternmost section of the Euston Road lies in the N1 postcode and runs along the facade of Kings Cross Station.
Field Street, WC1X Field Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Gatti’s Wharf, N1 Gatti’s Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Goldington Crescent, NW1 Goldington Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Goldington Street, NW1 Goldington Street is a street in Camden Town.
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
Hampden Close, NW1 Hampden Close is a street in Camden Town.
Judd Street, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Julius Nyerere Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Keystone Crescent, N1 Keystone Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area
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
King’s Cross Square, N1C King’s Cross Square is a road in the N1C postcode area
Kings Cross Bridge, N1 Kings Cross Bridge is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Kings Cross, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Lavina Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Leeke Street, WC1X Leeke Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C Lewis Cubitt Square is a location in London.
Lower Stable Street, N1C Lower Stable Street is a location in London.
Medburn Street, NW1 Medburn Street is named after a farm between Elstree and Radlett in Hertfordshire.
Midland Road, N1C Midland Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Midland Road, NW1 Midland Road is a location in London.
New Wharf Road, N1 New Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Noahs Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Northam’s Buildings, NW1 Northam’s Buildings was swept away by the building of St Pancras station.
Northdown Street, N1 Northdown Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Oakshott Court, NW1 Oakshott Court is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Omega Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
One Kings Cross, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
One Pancras Square, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Ossulston Street, NW1 Ossulston Street is a street in Camden Town.
Pancras Road, N1C Pancras Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Pancras Road, NW1 Pancras Road is a street in Camden Town.
Pancras Square, N1C This is a street in the N1C postcode area
Penryn Street, NW1 Penryn Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Perry Street, N1C Perry Street was buried by St Pancras station.
Phoenix Road, NW1 Phoenix Road is a street in Camden Town.
Polygon Road, NW1 Polygon Road is a street in Camden Town.
Purchese Street, NW1 Purchese Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Railway Street, N1 Railway Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Regent’s Canal towpath, N1 Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the N1 postcode area
Regent’s Canal towpath, N1C Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the N1C postcode area
Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Seymour House, NW1 Residential block
Smith Street, N1C Smith Street was buried under St Pancras station.
Somers Close, NW1 Somers Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Southern Street, N1 Southern Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Spitfire Studios, N1 Spitfire Studios is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
St Chad’s Street, WC1H St Chads Street was formerly Derby Street.
St Chads Place, WC1X St Chads Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
St Pancras Cruising Club, N1C St Pancras Cruising Club is a road in the N1C postcode area
St. Philip’s Way, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Stable Street, N1C Stable Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Swinton Street, WC1X Swinton Street was named after the two Swinton brothers.
Terrett’s Place, N1 Terrett’s Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
The Circle, N1C The Circle is a road in the N1C postcode area
The Hub, N1 Block in Kings Cross.
The Polygon, NW1 The Polygon was an earky housing estate, a Georgian building with 15 sides and three storeys that contained 32 houses.
Thornhill Bridge Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
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
Unity Mews, NW1 Unity Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Varnishers Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Watford Street, NW1 Watford Street was cleared away in the 1860s to make way to St Pancras station.
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.
Wicklow Street, WC1X Wicklow Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Wilsted Street, NW1 Wilsted Street was the original name for the lower end of Ossulston Street.
York Road Curve, N1 York Road Curve is a road in the N1 postcode area
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

NEARBY PUBS
Canal 125 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Charles 1 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cock Tavern The Cock Tavern is on the corner of Phoenix Road and Chalton Street.
Flat Iron King’s Cross 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.
Miller’s Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Neill’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Secrets This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Smithy’s Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
St Aloysius Social Club 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 Fellow 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.
The Water Rats Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Wine Stores This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


King's Cross






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The British Library
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Agar Town (1857)
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Cromer Street
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Goods Way - old sign
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The Polygon, Somers Town in 1850.
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Wollstonecraft Street sign
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Kings Place from York Way
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The British Library
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Agar Town (1857)
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Cromer Street
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Goods Way - old sign
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The Brill Market in Somers Town (1858) Centre stage in this engraving of a busy market scene is the Brill Tavern itself, situated at the end of Brill Row.
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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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Wollstonecraft Street sign
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