December 2015 archive

The 52 bus route

The 52 has always begun at Victoria Station. These days (2008) it terminates at Willesden Bus Garage. Older people will remember when it ran through to Mill Hill. Still older folk will remember its far north terminus – Borehamwood (Rossington Avenue). Here is a list of streets that the 52 has run along throughout its …

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LCC Municipal Housing

Came across this 1937 pulication from the London County Council discussing LCC housing (plans) in the late 1930s. Adding it to the blog in the anticipation of Google coming around a searching it so it will be indexable in future.

Royal Oak

Royal Oak station is close to the elevated Westway section of the A40 road. It was named after a nearby public house, the Royal Oak (later the Railway Tap and even later than that, the Porchester). It is one of a number of Underground stations named after a local pub. The Royal Oak public house …

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