Philbeach Gardens, SW5

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Road · Earl’s Court · SW5 ·
July
8
2017
Philbeach Gardens is a road in the SW6 postcode area





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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
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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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

Regards

Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Earl’s Court Farm Earl’s Court Farm is pictured here as it was in 1867, before the opening of the underground station two years later.

NEARBY STREETS
Aisgill Avenue, W14 Aisgill Avenue is a road in the W14 postcode area
Avonmore Road, W14 Avonmore Road is a street in West Kensington.
Beaumont Avenue, W14 Beaumont Avenue is a street in West Kensington.
Beaumont Crescent, W14 Beaumont Crescent is a road in the W14 postcode area
Beckford Close, W14 Beckford Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Bellamy Close, W14 Bellamy Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Challoner Crescent, W14 Challoner Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
Challoner Mansions, W14 Challoner Mansions is a street in West Kensington.
Challoner Street, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
Childs Place, SW5 Childs Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Cromwell Crescent, SW5 Cromwell Crescent is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Eardley Crescent, SW5 Eardley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earls Court Gardens, SW5 Earls Court Gardens runs from Earl’s Court station to Knaresborough Place.
Earls Court Road, SW5 Earls Court Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earls Court Square, SW5 Earls Court Square is a residential square
Earl’s Court Road, SW5 Earl’s Court Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Edith Villas, W14 Edith Villas is a road in the W14 postcode area
Empress Place, SW6 Empress Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fane Street, W14 Fane Street is a road in the W14 postcode area
Farnell Mews, SW5 Farnell Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Fenelon Place, W14 Fenelon Place is a road in the W14 postcode area
Gibbs Green Close, W14 Gibbs Green Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Hogarth Place, SW5 Hogarth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Hogarth Road, SW5 Hogarth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Ivatt Place, W14 Ivatt Place is a road in the W14 postcode area
Kempsford Gardens, SW5 Kempsford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kensington Hall Gardens, W14 Kensington Hall Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Kenway Road, SW5 Kenway Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kramer Mews, SW5 Kramer Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Langham Mansions, SW5 Langham Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Lisgar Terrace, W14 Lisgar Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Longridge Road, SW5 Longridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Marchbank Road, SW6 Marchbank Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Marchbank Road, SW6 Marchbank Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Matheson Road, W14 Matheson Road is a street in West Kensington.
Mornington Avenue, W14 Mornington Avenue is a road in the W14 postcode area
Mund Street, W14 Mund Street is a street in West Kensington.
Nevern Place, SW5 Nevern Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Nevern Road, SW5 Nevern Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Nevern Square, SW5 Nevern Square is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
North End Crescent, W14 North End Crescent is a street in West Kensington.
North End Parade, W14 North End Parade is a street in West Kensington.
North End Road, W14 North End Road is a street in West Kensington.
Old Manor Yard, SW5 Old Manor Yard is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Pelham House, W14 Residential block
Penywern Road, SW5 Penywern Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Philbeach Gardens, SW5 Philbeach Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Redcliffe Close, SW5 Redcliffe Close is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Redfield Lane, SW5 Redfield Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Spear Mews, SW5 Spear Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Stanwick Road, W14 Stanwick Road is a street in West Kensington.
Star Road, W14 Star Road is a street in West Kensington.
Stonor Road, W14 Stonor Road is a street in West Kensington.
Sun Road, W14 Sun Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Templeton Place, SW5 Templeton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Trebouir Road, SW5 Trebouir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Trebovir Road, SW5 Trebovir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Turneville Road, W14 Turneville Road is a street in West Kensington.
Warwick Road, SW5 Warwick Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Weir Road, SW5 Weir Road is a road in the SW17 postcode area
West Cromwell Road, SW5 West Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
West Cromwell Road, W14 West Cromwell Road is a street in West Kensington.
West Kensington Court, W14 West Kensington Court is a block on Edith Villas
West Kensington Mansions, W14 West Kensington Mansions is a street in West Kensington.

NEARBY PUBS
Ashbee’s Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Black Velvet This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blackbird This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Famous Three Kings This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kings Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lytton Estate Community Hall This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
My Place Nightclub This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Clarence This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Earls Court Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Oak This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Pembroke This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Prince of Teck This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Earl’s Court

Earls Court is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Earls Court was once a rural area, covered with green fields and market gardens. For over 500 years the land, part of the ancient manor of Kensington, was under the lordship of the Vere family, the Earls of Oxford and descendants of Aubrey de Vere, who held the manor of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances, in Domesday Book in 1086. The earls held their manorial court where Old Manor Yard is now, just by the London Underground station.

The construction of the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) station in 1865–69 was a catalyst for development. On 12 April 1869, the MDR (now the District Line) opened tracks through Earl’s Court as part of a south-westward extension from its station at Gloucester Road to West Brompton where the MDR opened an interchange with the West London Extension Joint Railway. In the quarter century afterwards, Earls Court was transformed into a densely populated suburb with 1200 houses and two churches. Eardley Crescent and Kempsford Gardens were built between 1867 and 1873, building began in Earls Court Square and Longridge Road in 1873, in Nevern Place in 1874, in Trebovir Road and Philbeach Gardens in 1876, and Nevern Square in 1880.

Following WWII a number of Polish immigrants settled in the Earls Court area leading to Earls Court Road being dubbed ’The Danzig Corridor’. During the late 1960s a large transient population of Australia and New Zealand travellers began to use Earls Court as a UK hub and over time it gained the name ’Kangaroo Valley’. It was at the time one of the cheapest areas close to central London, and up until the 1990s remained a somewhat down-at-heel district compared to its more upmarket neighbours to the North and East.

Today, while there are still significant numbers of students or other people on temporary visas, many of the Australians and New Zealanders appear to have moved on to now-cheaper areas further North and West.

The change in the area’s population is largely owed to rocketing property prices during the first decade of the 2000s and the continued gentrification of the area. The scale of change is illustrated by the economic divide between the eastern and western areas of Earls Court.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Abingdon Arms Pub, Abingdon Road.
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Marloes Road, W8
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In the neighbourhood...

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St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens is a Grade I listed Anglican church in Earls Court. It was built between 1884 and 1887, designed by the architect Hugh Roumieu Gough (1843–1904) and hailed as a jewel of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
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The corner depicted is that of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas, showing the church in the background.
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