Rackham Street, western end (1950)

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Rackham Street, western end (1950)

North Kensington

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Photo taken in an easterly direction · North Kensington · W10 ·
MARCH
9
2015
A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.

The huge bomb crater which actually had its epicentre on the north side of St Charles Square, one block south, can be seen. This one bomb fell in September 1940 and caused so much destruction that it was decided, after the war finished, to redevelop the whole area. Most of the street plan was changed utterly.


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Photographed just after the Second World War, this is the bombed-out Rackham Street, London W10 looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.

Photographed just after the Second World War, this is the bombed-out Rackham Street, London W10 looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
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Rackham Street, W10 Rackham Street is a road that disappeared from the streetscape of London W10 in 1951.
Raddington Road, W10 Raddington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
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Rainham Road, NW10 Rainham Road, in Kensal Green, was laid out in 1895.
Raymede Street, W10 Raymede Street, after severe bomb damage in the area, disappeared after 1950.
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Rillington Place, W11 Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
Ronan Walk, W10 Ronan Walk was one of the streets constructed in a 1970s build parallel to the Harrow Road.
Rootes Drive, W10 Rootes Drive is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
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Saint Charles Square, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Helens Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Josephs Close, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 Saint Lawrence Terrace is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Saint Mark’s Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
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Saint Marks Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
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Silchester Terrace, W10 Silchester Terrace was lost to W10 in the 1960s.
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Snarsgate Street, W10 Snarsgate Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Southam Street, W10 Southam Street was made world-famous in the photographs of Roger Mayne.
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St Charles Square, W10 St Charles Square is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Ervans Road, W10 St Ervans Road is named after the home town of the Rev. Samuel Walker.
St Johns Terrace, W10 St Johns Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Lawrence Terrace, W10 St Lawrence Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
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St Marks Road, W11 St Marks Road, W11 is the southern extention of the W10 street and in the Latimer Road area.
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North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century, when it was developed as a suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.

During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.

Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.

The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.
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