Passmore Edwards Public Library

Library in/near Shepherds Bush, existed between 1895 and 2011

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Passmore Edwards Public Library

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The Passmore Edwards Public Library on the Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, was built in 1895 and funded by the journalist and philanthropist Passmore Edwards.

It is one of a number of public libraries that still bear his name today. In 2008 a new library was built in Shepherd’s Bush, part of the substantial Westfield London development, and the Passmore Edwards library fell into disuse. In October 2011 it re-opened as the new home of the Bush Theatre.




Main source: Wikipedia
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Beaumont Arms The former Beaumont Arms at 170 Uxbridge Road has been known by later names such as "Edwards" and "The Defectors Weld".
Bush Theatre The Bush Theatre is located in the Passmore Edwards Public Library, Shepherd’s Bush.
Cape Nursery The Cape Nursery once lay along the south side of Shepherd’s Bush Green.
Dimco Buildings The Dimco Buildings housed the earliest (extant) example of an electricity generating station built for the London Underground.
Passmore Edwards Public Library The Passmore Edwards Public Library on the Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, was built in 1895 and funded by the journalist and philanthropist Passmore Edwards.
Shepherd’s Bush Market Shepherd’s Bush Market is a station on both the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
Shepherd’s Bush Market Shepherd’s Bush Market is a street market located on the east side of the railway viaduct for the Hammersmith and City Tube line.
Shepherd’s Bush Market Shepherd’s Bush Market was first established in 1914.
Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall is a Victorian building on Wood Lane.
White City bus station White City bus station serves the Westfield London shopping centre.
Wood Lane (1914) Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.
Wood Lane cottages (1890) Old cottages in Wood Lane, c. 1890.

NEARBY STREETS
Abdale Road, W12 Abdale Road is located near the ’Groves’ area of Shepherd’s Bush.
Aldine Street, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Ariel Way, W12 Ariel Way connects White City bus station with Shephard’s Bush.
Arminger Road, W12 Arminger Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bamborough Gardens, W6 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Bloemfontein Avenue, W12 Bloemfontein Avenue is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bloemfontein Way, W12 Bloemfontein Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bourbon Lane, W12 Bourbon Lane is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bulwer Street, W12 Bulwer Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Caxton Road, W12 Caxton Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Charecroft Way, W14 Charecroft Way is a street in West Kensington.
Charecroft Way, W14 Charecroft Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Coverdale Road, W12 Coverdale Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Devonport Road, W12 Devonport Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ellerslie Road, W12 Ellerslie Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ethelden Road, W12 Ethelden Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Frithville Gardens, W12 Frithville Gardens is a road in the W12 postcode area
Gainsborough Court, W12 Gainsborough Court is a road in the W12 postcode area
Godolphin Road, W12 Godolphin Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Goldhawk Mews, W6 Goldhawk Mews is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hetley Road, W12 Hetley Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Hopgood Street, W12 Hopgood Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Imre Close, W12 Imre Close is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ingersoll Road, W12 Ingersoll Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Lime Grove, W12 Lime Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Loftus Road, W12 Loftus Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Macfarlane Place, W12 Macfarlane Place - a road with two lifetimes.
Macfarlane Road, W12 Macfarlane Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Market Approach, W12 Market Approach is a road in the W12 postcode area
Millers Way, W14 Millers Way is a street in Hammersmith.
Minford Gardens, W14 Minford Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Pennard Road, W12 Pennard Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Rockley Court, W12 Rockley Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Rockley Road, W14 Rockley Road is a street in West Kensington.
Samuels Close, W12 Samuels Close is a road in the W6 postcode area
Scotts Road, W12 Scotts Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shepherd’s Bush Green, W14 Shepherds Bush Green is the southern section of road lining Shepherd’s Bush Green itself.
Shepherds Bush Road, W6 Shepherds Bush Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shepherd’s Bush Place, W12 Shepherd’s Bush Place was formerly known as Providence Place.
St. Stephen’s Avenue, W12 St. Stephen’s Avenue is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stanlake Road, W12 Stanlake Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stanlake Villas, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Sterne Street, W12 Sterne Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stowe Road, W12 Stowe Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Tadmor Street, W12 Tadmor Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
The Grampians, W14 The Grampians is a street in Hammersmith.
The Trail, W6 The Trail is a road in the W12 postcode area
Thornfield Road, W12 Thornfield Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Tunis Road, W12 Tunis Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, W12 Uxbridge Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Verulam House, W6 Residential block
Warbeck Road, W12 Warbeck Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Wells Road, W12 Wells Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
West Cross Route, W11 The West Cross Route is a 1.21 km-long dual carriageway running north-south between the northern elevated roundabout junction with the western end of Westway (A40) and the southern Holland Park Roundabout.
Westfield Way, W12 Westfield Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Westwick Gardens, W14 Westwick Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Woodger Road, W12 Woodger Road is a road in the W12 postcode area


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Shepherd's Bush Market in the 1950s
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Martin Street, looking west (1960s)
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Ansleigh Place, W11
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Carthew Road, W6
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Kenilworth Castle
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Wood Lane station, c.1914
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Boxmoor Street, W11
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In the neighbourhood...

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Percy Thrower and John Noakes in the Blue Peter Garden, 1975
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Shepherd's Bush Market in the 1950s
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In the mid 19th century, the area from Brook Green to Shepherd’s Bush & east to Counter’s Creek was almost wholly devoted to brickmaking. Lakeside Road lay in the heart of the gravel pits between Shepherd’s Bush and Brook Green, known as the ‘Ocean’ owing to its marshes and lying water caused by digging for brick clay.
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Wood Lane station, c.1914
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White City Close
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Wood Lane station, MacFarlane Place entrance (1937)
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