Category: Latimer Road

Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate

Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate from Tom Vague is a 2020s sequel to Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone (1924). An historical and psychogeographical report on Notting Hill considered in its economic, political, sexual and intellectual aspects and a modest proposal for its remedy. Foreword The Folk Who Lived on the …

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Kensington and Chelsea

This is a placeholder for the upcoming conservation guides to the LBKC. The sources may be found here:Kensington and Chelsea AVONDALE CONSERVATION AREA Avondale Conservation Area is an attractive residential area which was primarily developed from around 1860 to 1895. The cluster of buildings comprises modest Victorian terrace houses, a church and school which are …

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Grenfell and Latimer Road

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

Notting Hill in Bygone Days: During the Eighteen Thirties

The 18th century Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone Peaceful hamlet The first encroachment on the rural character of Notting Hill was the cutting of the Paddington Branch of the Grand Junction Canal. Several artificial waterways had already been constructed among the manufacturing towns in the north of England, and the canal system …

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Notting Hill in Bygone Days

Here’s a scan of the the seminal 1920s book about W10 and W11 history (now out of print): Florence Gladstone’s “Notting Hill in Bygone Days”. Each chapter is available here by following the links. P.S. Passing thanks to the big scanner at the Kensington main library which Dave Walker who does The Library Time Machine …

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Westway roundabout

A view of the “M41” roundabout under construction at the far end of the Westway. In the first photograph you can see Western Avenue extending into the distance. In the close-up, construction workers building a roundabout which ultimately had no real purpose…

The West Cross Route

The West Cross Route (WCR) and the other roads planned in the 1960s for central London had developed from early schemes prior to the Second World War through Sir Patrick Abercrombie’s County of London Plan, 1943 and Greater London Plan, 1944 to a 1960s Greater London Council (GLC) scheme that would have involved the construction …

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