May 2018 archive

High Road Whetstone, N20

Memories of Whetstone collated by   Just before Swan Lane there was a long row of very old cottages which had neither light nor water laid on. The Finchley Fire Brigade used these as an exercise for the Auxiliary Fire Service, under the command of Capt Tozer, in the summer before the war was declared …

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London Borough of Enfield

Many of the streets in the list come from the Enfield Society’s street guide: Others derive from the various Conservation Area guides issued by the London Borough of Enfield. Abbotshall Avenue, N14 Aberdare Road, EN3 Acacia Road, EN2 Adelaide Cottages Aden Road, EN3 Albany Road, EN3 ALDERMAN’S HILL An 18th century house called Cullands …

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Acklam Hall, W10

Post-Westway, Acklam Road has hosted free gigs by Hawkwind, Aswad, Messiah sound-system, Ebony steel band, Carnivals, riots, adventure playground and graffiti innovations, the Mutoid Waste Company, Portobello Film Festival at the Pop-Up Cinema, Acklam Village farmers market Bay 58 bar, Acklam Studios, the Acklam Hall (which became Bay 63, Subterania, Neighbourhood, Supperclub and Mode nightclub), …

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Westway, W10

On 28 July 1970 the Westway, A40 Western Avenue Extension flyover between White City and Paddington, at two and half miles, the longest elevated road in Europe at the time, was opened by Michael Heseltine, the parliamentary secretary to the transport minister. The opening ceremony was famously accompanied by a protest over the re-housing of the last residents …

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London Borough Conservation Areas

Barking and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden City of London Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster

Chambers London Gazetteer

Chambers London Gazetteer by Russ Willey is currently out of print. It contains over 1350 entries covering the breadth of this multifaceted capital city. Packed with historical detail, quirky facts and anecdotes, it gives a fascinating panorama of London.

Grenfell and Latimer Road

I was in the area and undertook a side trip to the platforms of Latimer Road station today. ,