Talgarth Road, W6

Road in/near Barons Court, existing until now

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Talgarth Road is the local name for that part of the A4 lying in West Kensington.

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The main road was originally called North End Lane. Whilst upgraded and renamed Talgarth Road, before the coming of the Hammersmith Flyover, the road ended at a former section of Colet Gardens which then was a quiet suburban road.

To make way for preparation of the proposed flyover, Talgarth Road was widened around 1955.

Marples, Ridgway and Partners, a civil engineering contractor, completed the flyover in 1961 at a cost of £1.2 million. Talgarth Road at that point became part of the Cromwell Road Extension which rerouted the A4 and made it extremely busy.

A large part of the churchyard of St Paul’s Church, the parish church of Hammersmith, had to be cleared to allow the building of the flyover, and much of the churchyard wall and many of the graves were lost.


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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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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: 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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The Beatles on a London rooftop
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The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
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1 Abourne Street
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Lancing Street, NW1
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NEARBY PUBS
The Distillers Arms The Distillers Arms marks the boundary between Hammersmith and Fulham.
The Rifle The Rifle was a public house on Fulham Palace Road.


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Barons Court

Barons Court station serves the District and Piccadilly lines.

Barons Court lies between West Kensington and Hammersmith on the District line, and between Earl’s Court and Hammersmith on the Piccadilly line.

When the through tracks were laid on 9 September 1874, the area now known as Barons Court was an area of market gardens west of the hamlet of North End. By the beginning of the 20th century, the area had been developed for housing. On 9 October 1905, the District Railway opened a station to serve the new developments and in preparation for the 1906 opening of the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (now the Piccadilly line), then under construction. There is now easy cross-platform interchange between the two lines: District and Piccadilly.

The station is now the final surface stop for eastbound trains on the Piccadilly line until emerging back into the open air at Arnos Grove. In the 1990s, the Grade II listed station was carefully restored to its original appearance.


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Colet House
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In the neighbourhood...

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The main block of Blythe House, seen from Hazlitt Road, Olympia. Blythe House was built between 1899 and 1903 as the main office of the Post Office Savings Bank, which had outgrown its previous headquarter in Queen Victoria Street. By 1902 the Bank had 12,000 branches and more than 9 million accounts.
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Part of Crabtree Farm c. 1880. Newly-built houses in Fulham Palace Road can be seen in the background.
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King’s Theatre, Hammersmith Road, October 1903 The 3000-seat theatre opened on 26 December 1902 with a production of Cinderella. It was a popular venue but had to close in 1955. After a subsequent period as a TV studio, it was demolished in 1963.
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Colet House
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Latymer Court, W14 Latymer Court is a huge mansion block - at time of building in 1934 by Gordon Jeeves architects it was the largest block of its kind in Europe.
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Barons Keep is a gated community in West Kensington.
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The St Paul’s Studios block was aimed at the housing of ’bachelor artists’. These unmarried men would require a separate flat for their housekeepers and their artistic endeavours would require the large windows with natural light facing Colet Gardens. And it became so. The block was occupied within a year of being built by the very clientele it had been designed for. The block looked out onto a peaceful suburban scene until the turn of the 1960s. Quiet Colet Gardens, with its milk floats and schoolchildren, fell victim to the upgraded A4 scheme whereby the Cromwell Road was extended westwards to link to the Hammersmith Flyover via this very spot. Renamed as part of the Talgarth Road, the widened route became the main road west out of London towards Heathrow. Thundering lorries put paid to the artistic charms of St Paul’s Studios. Pictures is from the St Paul’s Studios 1891 sales brochure
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Queen’s Head, Brook Green
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Hammersmith Broadway in 1840 (unknown artist)
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Hammersmith Broadway, District Railway station (1900)
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