Solway Close, TW4

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1970s

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Solway Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.





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Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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Hounslow West Hounslow West was once the terminus of the London Underground Hounslow branch.

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Bath Road, TW4 Bath Road is one of main roads leading out of London towards the west.
Beldam Way, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Belgrave Road, TW4 Belgrave Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Cavalry Barracks, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Cavendish Parade, TW4 Cavendish Parade is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Charles Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Clare Road, TW4 Clare Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Cranston Close, TW3 Cranston Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Dalcross Road, TW3 Dalcross Road is a turning off of Renfrew Road.
Dale Avenue, TW4 Dale Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Dawn Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Delta Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Dene Avenue, TW3 Dene Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Ferndale Avenue, TW4 Ferndale Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
George Street, TW3 George Street is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Great West Road, TW3 Great West Road is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, TW3 Grosvenor Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Harte Avenue, TW3 Harte Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Heathdale Avenue, TW4 Heathdale Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Hussars Close, TW4 Hussars Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
John Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Lascar Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
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Logan Close, TW4 Logan Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Maitland Close, TW4 Maitland Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Martindale Road, TW4 Martindale Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
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Noel Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Osborne Road, TW4 Osborne Road is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Ravensdale Gardens, TW4 Ravensdale Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Ravensdale Road, TW4 Ravensdale Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Renfrew Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Rosary Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
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Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kensington Gore This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 190005, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


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