Pennard Road, W12

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Pennard Road is a road in the W12 postcode area





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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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Tom Vague   
Added: 9 Sep 2020 14:02 GMT   

The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road (1860 - 1965)
From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.

When the Westway construction work began the Bedfords sold up and moved to south London. In the early 1970s the house was taken over by the North Kensington Amenity Trust and became the Notting Hill Carnival office before its eventual demolition.

Anne Bedford (now McSweeney) has fond memories of living there, although she recalls: ’I now know that the conditions were far from ideal but then I knew no different. There was no running hot water, inside toilet or bath, apart from the tin bath we used once a week in the large kitchen/dining room. Any hot water needed was heated in a kettle. I wasn’t aware that there were people not far away who were a lot worse off than us, living in poverty in houses just like mine but families renting one room. We did have a toilet/bathroom installed in 1959, which was ’luxury’.

’When the plans for the Westway were coming to light, we were still living in the house whilst all the houses opposite became empty and boarded up one by one. We watched all this going on and decided that it was not going to be a good place to be once the builders moved in to demolish all the houses and start work on the elevated road. Dad sold the house for a fraction of what it should have been worth but it needed too much doing to it to bring it to a good living standard. We were not rich by any means but we were not poor. My grandmother used to do her washing in the basement once a week by lighting a fire in a big concrete copper to heat the water, which would have been there until demolition.

’When we moved from number 3, I remember the upright piano that my grandparents used to play - and me of sorts - being lowered out of the top floor and taken away, presumably to be sold. I used to play with balls up on the wall of the chemist shop on the corner of Acklam and Portobello. We would mark numbers on the pavement slabs in a grid and play hopscotch. At the Portobello corner, on one side there was the Duke of Sussex pub, on the other corner, a chemist, later owned by a Mr Fish, which I thought was amusing. When I was very young I remember every evening a man peddling along Acklam Road with a long thin stick with which he lit the streetlights.’ Michelle Active who lived at number 33 remembers: ’6 of us lived in a one-bed basement flat on Acklam Road. When they demolished it we moved to a 4-bed maisonette on Silchester Estate and I thought it was a palace, two toilets inside, a separate bathroom that was not in the kitchen, absolute heaven.’



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Susan Wright   
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   

Ada Crowe, 9 Bramley Mews
My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

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Joan Clarke   
Added: 2 Feb 2021 10:54 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens
My late aunt Ivy Clarke (nee Burridge) lived with her whole family at 19 Avondale Park Gardens, according to the 1911 census and she was still there in 1937.What was it like in those days, I wonder, if the housing was only built in 1920?


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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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ken gaston   
Added: 16 Jan 2021 11:04 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens
My grandmother Hilda Baker and a large family lived in number 18 . It was a close community and that reflected in the coronation celebration held on the central green . I grew up in that square and went to school at Sirdar Road then St. Clements it was a great place to grow up with a local park and we would also trek to Holland Park or Kensington Gardens .Even then the area was considered deprived and a kindergarden for criminals . My generation were the first to escape to the new towns and became the overspill from London to get decent housing and living standards .

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 28 Dec 2020 08:31 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
I was born in Hammersmith Hospital (Ducane Rd) I lived at 40 Blecynden Street from birth in 1942 to 1967 when I moved due to oncoming demolition for the West way flyover.
A bomb fell locally during the war and cracked one of our windows, that crack was still there the day I left.
It was a great street to have grown up in I have very fond memories of living there.



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john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 17:48 GMT   

Mary Place Workhouse
There was a lady called Ivy who lived in the corner she use to come out an tell us kids off for climbing over the fence to play football on the green. Those were the days.

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john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 17:30 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Went to school St Johns with someone named Barry Green who lived in that St. Use to wait for him on the corner take a slow walk an end up being late most days.

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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 07:27 GMT   

Hewer Street, W10
My husband Barry Newton lived over John Nodes in Hewer Street in 1950’s. Barry dad Tom worked for John Nodes and raced pigeons in his spare time Tom and his Lena raised 5 sons there before moving to the Southcoast in the mid 70’s due to Tom ill health

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john ormandy   
Added: 14 Mar 2021 18:59 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
We moved to number 6 in 1950 an family still live there now. I think i remember a family name of Larter living in the house you mention also living in the Gdns were names Prior, Cannon, Parsons Clives at number 26 who i went to school with.


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Brian Lucas   
Added: 15 Mar 2021 16:02 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
I also lived here at No. 15 1854 then move to No. 23 The Lucas Family

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john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 17:21 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
Remember the Lucas family think the eldest was about same age as me cant remember his name though seem to rember had several younger sisters may have been twins!!

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john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 18:02 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
Went to that coranation party with my two younger brothers who both went to St Clements along with Alan Mullery the footballer. I went to St James before moving on to St Johns along with Alan who lived in Mary Place where we were both in the same class.

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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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John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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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.
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.
Shepherds Bush Shepherd’s Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
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.
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
Anley Road, W14 Anley Road is a street in West Kensington.
Arminger Road, W12 Arminger Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Astrop Terrace, W6 Astrop Terrace is a road in the W6 postcode area
Augustus Close, W12 Augustus Close 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
Brackenbury Gardens, W12 This is a street in the W6 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 Shepherd’s East is a block.
Coverdale Road, W12 Coverdale Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Cromwell Grove, W6 Cromwell Grove is a street in Hammersmith.
Devonport Road, W12 Devonport 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
Frog Island, W12 Frog Island was the name of a lane leading north from the Uxbridge Road.
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
Goldhawk Road, W12 Goldhawk Road is a main road in West London, which starts at Shepherd’s Bush and runs west.
Hopgood Street, W12 Hopgood Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Ingersoll Road, W12 Ingersoll Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Lakeside Road, W14 Lakeside Road was built on the site of artificial lakes formed by local brickworks.
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 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.
Netherwood Place, W14 Netherwood Place is a street in West Kensington.
Netherwood Road, W14 Netherwood Road is a street in West Kensington.
Poplar Grove, W6 Poplar Grove is a street in Hammersmith.
Richford Street, W6 Richford Street is a street in Hammersmith.
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.
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
Sycamore Gardens, W6 Sycamore Gardens is a street in Hammersmith.
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
Wells Road, W6 Wells Road is a road in the W6 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.
Westwick Gardens, W14 Westwick Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Wood Lane Arches, W12 Wood Lane Arches is a location in London.
Woodger Road, W12 Woodger Road is a road in the W12 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Beaumont Arms The former Beaumont Arms at 170 Uxbridge Road has been known by later names such as "Edwards" and "The Defectors Weld".
Central Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Defectors Weld This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Donaghues This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shepherds Bush Empire This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Thatched Barn This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bull This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Green This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Richmond Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Shepherd & Flock This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sindercombe Social This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The White Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Shepherds Bush

Shepherd’s Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Although it is primarily residential in character, its focus is the shopping area of Shepherd’s Bush Green, with the Westfield shopping centre lying a short distance to the north. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, all containing a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Loftus Road football stadium in Shepherd’s Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers F.C.. In 2011, the population of the area was 39,724.

The district is bounded by Hammersmith to the south, Holland Park and Notting Hill to the east, Harlesden to the north and by Acton and Chiswick to the west. White City forms the northern part of Shepherd’s Bush. Shepherd’s Bush comprises the Shepherd’s Bush Green, Askew, and White City wards.


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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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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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Carthew Road, W6
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Brick makers in Hammersmith In the mid 19th century, the area from Brook Green to Shepherds Bush and east to Counters Creek was almost wholly devoted to brickmaking. Lakeside Road lay in the heart of the gravel pits between Shepherds 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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Wood Lane station, MacFarlane Place entrance (1937)
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