Queensway

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Queensway (formerly Queen’s Road) is a cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district, containing many restaurants and stores.

This part of Bayswater was first developed as a residential suburb in the early nineteenth century. The road at its southern end was maybe of Roman or earlier origin. The route continuing west from Oxford Street past Marble Arch, was known by the end of the eighteenth century as Uxbridge Road. It, in time, became Bayswater Road.

This road became a turnpike and a tollbooth was situated here. With traffic having to stop to pay the charge, a number of inns and other businesses became established before the 1830s.


The area at the bottom of Queensway (1829)
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Running north from Uxbridge/Bayswater Road was a country track known as  Black Lion Lane/Blackman Lane. With the coming of the Great Western Railway and later the Metropolitan Railway at Royal Oak, the area began to urbanise from the north. Black Lion Lane, as it gained buildings, was renamed Queen’s Road in honour of Queen Victoria. She had been born in nearby Kensington Palace. With a trend in London to help our postal workers with the confusing duplicate names for streets, Queen's Road became Queensway later.

The first department store in London was opened by William Whiteley on the street in 1867. It was awarded a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1896.

The facade of the store dates from 1911 - the building itself was demolished and rebuilt in 1989 and became the multi-storey Whiteleys Shopping Centre.

Queensway became a centre for the entertainment and leisure industry - London's biggest ice rink, the Queen's Ice & Bowl was built here.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.

Both Bayswater and Queensway stations are located on the street. Despite being on different lines, Bayswater and Queensway are extremely close to one another. Bayswater had opened in the 1860s and became a District Line station. Queensway opened on 30 July 1900, as Queen’s Road, and was renamed after the street on 9 September 1946.

The building is a survivor of the buildings designed for the Central London Railway (the Central Line) by Harry Bell Measures. It was built with a flat roof so that commercial development could take place above. A hotel was built.

 

Queen’s Road Station, Bayswater (c. 1916) by Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942) (click image to enlarge)

A 1916 oil painting of Bayswater tube station, when known as Queens Road (Bayswater), was painted by Walter Sickert. It features a man seated in a recess and an arrangement of colourful advertisements along a fictional depiction of a platform which mixed up the look of Queensway and Bayswater stations.




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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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David Jones-Parry   
Added: 7 Sep 2017 12:13 GMT   

Mcgregor Road, W11 (1938 - 1957)
I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood -from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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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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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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Early map of Kensington Palace
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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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The Royal Oak pub in Bayswater gave its name to the nearby station
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Chilworth Street, W2
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Paddington Public Baths on Queens Road (now Queensway) in 1909. Paddington’s first public baths which were built in 1874 but demolished in 1911 to be replaced by Whiteley’s new building when the store relocated from Westbourne Grove.
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Queen’s Road Station, Bayswater (c. 1916) The artwork is a melange of two stations - the name comes from the old name for Queensway station but the depiction more resembles Bayswater station itself. The Camden Town Group was a group of English Post-Impressionist artists who gathered frequently at the studio of painter Walter Sickert in Camden Town.
Credit: Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942)
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