Cranston Close, TW3

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Cranston Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area





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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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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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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 ?

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Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hounslow West Hounslow West was once the terminus of the London Underground Hounslow branch.

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Aldergrove Gardens, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Ambassador Close, TW3 Ambassador Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bath Road, TW3 Bath Road is the main road west out of Hounslow.
Bath Road, TW4 Bath Road is one of main roads leading out of London towards the west.
Burton Gardens, TW5 A street within the TW5 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
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
Dene Avenue, TW3 Dene Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Elmdon Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Ferndale Avenue, TW4 Ferndale Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Francis Road, TW4 Francis Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
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
Hurn Court Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Hussars Close, TW4 Hussars Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Ivanhoe Road, TW4 Ivanhoe Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
John Street, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Lanlock Place, TW3 Lanlock Place is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Legrace Avenue, TW4 Legrace Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Maitland Close, TW4 Maitland Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Moulton Avenue, TW3 Moulton Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
National Works, TW4 National Works is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Noel Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Poole Court Road, TW3 Poole Court Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Queenswood Avenue, TW3 Queenswood Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
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
Rosemary Avenue, TW4 Rosemary Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Scott Trimmer Way, TW3 Scott Trimmer Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Solway Close, TW4 Solway Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Springwell Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
St Pauls Close, TW3 St Pauls Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
St. Pauls Close, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
St. Pauls Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Sutton Lane, TW3 Sutton Lane is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Trafalgar Court, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Vicarage Farm Road, TW3 Vicarage Farm Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Wesley Avenue, TW3 Wesley Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
West Point Close, TW3 A street within the TW4 postcode
Widmer Court, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode

NEARBY PUBS
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.


Hounslow

The London Borough of Hounslow is a borough in the west of London.

This outer borough is on the Thames River and was the site of the first stop on an important coach route to Southampton and Bath. Hounslow town developed on either side of the main Great West Road from London to the West of England, causing a large number of inns to be built to serve the travellers. A few, such as The Bell retain their names, although the buildings have been replaced.

The borough has grown rapidly in the latter half of the 20th century due to other travellers. This time due to its connection to Heathrow Airport.


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