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JANUARY
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2013

Barnsbury is a place in the London Borough of Islington. The name is a corruption of Bernersbury, being so called after the Berners family, who gained ownership of the lands after the Norman Conquest.

By the end of the 18th century, Barnsbury, like other parts of Islington, was being regarded as attractive part-rural suburbs by the comparatively wealthy people wanting to move out of the cramped City of London and industrial Clerkenwell.

The area is close to the City, and had strong local trade in its position as the first staging post for travellers making the journey from London to the north, and with considerable agricultural traffic and cattle driving to the nearby Smithfield cattle market in the City.


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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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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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THE STREETS OF BARNSBURY
Adam Place, N7 Adam Place is a road in the N7 postcode area
Airdrie Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Albion Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Amber Court, N7 Amber Court is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Arundel Place, N1 Arundel Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Arundel Square, N7 Arundel Square is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Augustas Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Barford Street, N1 Barford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Grove, N7 This is a street in the N7 postcode area
Barnsbury Park, N1 Barnsbury Park is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Square, N1 Barnsbury Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Street, N1 Barnsbury Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Terrace, N1 Barnsbury Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Belitha Villas, N1 Belitha Villas is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bewdley Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bingfield Street, N1 Bingfield Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bouton Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bramwell Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brayfield Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bride Street, N7 Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Bridgeman Road, N1 Bridgeman Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brooksby Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brooksby Street, N1 Brooksby Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bunning Way, N1 Bunning Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Carfree Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Carnoustie Drive, N1 Carnoustie Drive is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Centurion Close, N7 Centurion Close follows the line of the former Cumberland Street (Ponder Street).
Charlotte Terrace, N1 Charlotte Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Chillingworth Road, N7 Chillingworth Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Coatbridge House, N1 Residential block
Cobble Lane, N1 Cobble Lane is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
College Cross, N1 College Cross is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Coopers Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Cornelia Street, N7 Cornelia Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Cottage Road, N7 Cottage Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Court Gardens, N7 Court Gardens is a road in the N7 postcode area
Crane Grove, N7 Crane Grove is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Crescent Street, N1 Crescent Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Crossley Street, N7 Crossley Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Dame Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Davey Close, N7 Davey Close is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Diarmid Road, N20 Diarmid Road is a location in London.
Dowrey Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Drummond Way, N7 A street within the N1 postcode
Earlsferry Way, N1 Earlsferry Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Eden Grove, N7 Eden Grove is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Edwards Mews, N1 Edwards Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ellington Street, N7 Ellington Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Ellington Street, N7 This is a street in the EC1R postcode area
Elysian Mews, N7 Elysian Mews is a location in London.
Elystan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Epping Place, N1 Epping Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Eton Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Evelyn Dennington Court, N1 Evelyn Dennington Court is a block in Islington.
Ewen House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Faraday Close, N7 Faraday Close is a road in the N7 postcode area
Ferriby Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Fortuna Close, N7 Fortuna Close is a road in the N7 postcode area
Freeling Street, N1 Freeling Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Furlong Road, N7 Furlong Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Geary Street, N7 Geary Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Georges Road, N7 Georges Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Gifford Street, N1 Gifford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gifforoad Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Gissing Walk, N1 Gissing Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hartnoll Street, N7 Hartnoll Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Haslam Close, N1 Haslam Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Haven Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hemingford Road, N1 Hemingford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Highbury Station Road, N1 Highbury Station Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Holloway Road, N7 Holloway Road is one of the widest roads in London.
Hornsey Street, N7 Hornsey Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Huntingdon Street, N1 Huntingdon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Islington Park Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Park Street, N1 This is a street in the N7 postcode area
Joiners Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Joseph Mews, N7 A street within the N7 postcode
Kember Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Kinross House, N1 Residential block
Lambert Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Langford Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Laycock Street, N1 Laycock Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Legion Close, N1 Legion Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Leirum Street, N1 Leirum Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Lionswood, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Liverpool Road, N1 Liverpool Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Liverpool Road, N7 Liverpool Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Lofting Road, N1 Lofting Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Lonsdale Place, N1 Lonsdale Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Lonsdale Square, N1 Lonsdale Square was built between 1838 and 1845, and was designed in Gothic Revival style by R. C. Carpenter.
Lough Road, N7 Lough Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Lowther Road, N7 Lowther Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Lyon Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Mackenzie Road, N7 Mackenzie Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Madras Place, N7 Madras Place is a road in the N7 postcode area
Malvern Terrace, N1 Malvern Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Milner Square, N1 Thomas Milner (1806-84) was a politician and a friend of Benjamin Disraeli and Charles Dickens
Mitchell House, N1 Residential block
Morland Mews, N1 Morland Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Mountfort Crescent, N1 Mountfort Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area
Mountfort House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Mountfort Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Naver House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
North West Road, N1 North West Road is a road in the E9 postcode area
Offord Road, N1 Offord Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Offord Road, N1 Offord Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Offord Street, N1 Offord Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Orleston Mews, N7 Orleston Mews is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Orleston Road, N7 Orleston Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Paradise Passage, N7 Paradise Passage is a road in the N7 postcode area
Peacock Place, N1 Peacock Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pembroke Street, N1 Pembroke Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pembroke Street, N1 Pembroke Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Piper Close, N7 Piper Close is a road in the N7 postcode area
Purley Place, N1 Purley Place 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
Richmond Avenue, N1 Richmond Avenue is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Richmond Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ringcroft Street, N7 Ringcroft Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Ripplevale Grove, N1 Ripplevale Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Roman Way Industrial Estate, N1 Roman Way Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Roman Way, N7 Roman Way is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
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.
Sheen Grove, N1 Sheen Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
Sheringham Road, N7 Sheringham Road was once called Hagbush Lane.
St Albans Place, N1 St Albans Place was home to a famous Islington strong man.
St Clements Street, N7 St Clements Street is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Story Street, N1 Story Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stranraer Way, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tayport Close, N1 Tayport Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tealby Court, N7 Tealby Court is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Terretts Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Courtyard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Crescent, N1 Thornhill Crescent is a road in the N1 postcode area
Thornhill Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thornhill Road, N1 Thornhill Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Thornhill Square, N1 Thornhill Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tilloch Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Treaty Street, N1 Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938.
Victoria Mansions, N7 Victoria Mansions is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Vulcan Way, N7 Vulcan Way is a road in the N7 postcode area
Waterloo Gardens, N1 Waterloo Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Waterloo Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Watkinson Road, N7 Watkinson Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Wellington Mews, N7 Wellington Mews is a road in the N7 postcode area
Westbourne Road, N7 Westbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Wheelwright Street, N7 Wheelwright Street was built for prison wardens and other staff.
White Horse Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode

THE PUBS OF BARNSBURY
Almeida Theatre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dead Doll’s House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duchess Of Kent This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kennedy’s 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.
Tap Room This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Albion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Drapers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Jolly Sisters This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Vineyard This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Highbury Corner
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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Risinghill Street, N1
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In the neighbourhood...

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White Conduit House, and the conduit head from which it was named, 1827
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The Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington (1861). View from Liverpool Road.
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Wilsham Street, W11 Charles Booth’s poverty map placed the Kensington Potteries among the "criminal and irreclaimable areas", largely on account of the overcrowded condition of its unsuitable and derelict houses. Five short streets in the district became known as the "Special Area.": Bangor Street, Crescent Street and three roads that have been renamed. St. Clement’s, now called Sirdar Road, St. Katherine’s Road, now Wilsham Street, and William, now Kenley Street.
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The former Pentonville Cottages awaiting demolition
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