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December
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2020
Former Metropolitan Borough of the London County Council.




CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY



Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
roger morris   
Added: 16 Oct 2021 08:50 GMT   

Atherton Road, IG5 (1958 - 1980)
I moved to Atherton road in 1958 until 1980 from Finsbury Park. My father purchased the house from his brother Sydney Morris. My father continued to live there until his death in 1997, my mother having died in 1988.
I attended The Glade Primary School in Atherton Road from sept 1958 until 1964 when I went to Beal School. Have fond memories of the area and friends who lived at no2 (Michael Clark)and no11 (Brian Skelly)

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margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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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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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Camden Road Camden Road is one of the few railway stations in England in which there is a police station.
Kentish Town West Kentish Town West station opened on 1 April 1867 as ’Kentish Town’ and was renamed ’Kentish Town West’ on 2 June 1924.
River Fleet The River Fleet is the largest of London’s subterranean rivers.

NEARBY STREETS
Aland Road, NW5 Aland Road was named after the Åland archipelago in the Baltic.
Alma Street, NW5 Alma Street, like most ’Alma’ roads in London, marks the first battle of the Crimean War.
Anglers Lane, NW5 Anglers Lane once ran down to a small bridge across the River Fleet at a spot that was popular with fishermen.
Athlone Street, NW5 Athlone Street is named for Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.
Augusta Street, NW1 Augusta Street was located off of Harmood Street.
Bartholomew Road, NW5 Bartholomew Road runs south from Leighton Road.
Bartholomew Villas, NW5 Bartholomew Villas is a street in Kentish Town.
Baynes Street, NW1 Baynes Street connects Royal College Street with St Pancras Way.
Bonny Street, NW1 Bonny Street is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Lock Place, NW1 Camden Lock Place is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Lock, NW1 Camden Lock is a street in Camden Town.
Camden Road, NW1 Camden Road is a main road running from Camden up to Holloway Road.
Castle Mews, NW1 Castle Mews is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Castle Road, NW1 Castle Road is a street in Camden Town.
Castlehaven Road, NW1 Castlehaven Road was united as a street in 1938.
Cathcart Hill, NW5 Cathcart Hill is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Cathcart Street, NW5 Cathcart Street dates from 1856.
Caversham Road, NW5 Caversham Road was named for 18th century landowner, Rev Robert South of Caversham, Cannon of Chris College, Oxford.
Caversham Road, NW9 Caversham Road is a location in London.
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 Chalk Farm Road is a street in Camden Town.
Chalk Farm Road, NW3 Chalk Farm Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Church Avenue, NW1 Church Avenue is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Clarence Way, NW1 Clarence Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Coity Road, NW5 This is a street in the NW5 postcode area
Collard Place, NW1 Collard Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Dalby Street, NW5 Dalby Street is a street in Kentish Town.
East Yard, NW1 East Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Farrier Street, NW1 Farrier Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Ferdinand Place, NW1 Ferdinand Place is a street in Camden Town.
Ferdinand Street, NW1 Ferdinand Street is a street in Camden Town.
Gaisford Street, NW5 Gaisford Street is the southernmost street of the former Christ Church Estate.
Grafton Yard, NW1 Grafton Yard is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Hadley Street, NW1 Hadley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Harmood Street, NW1 Harmood Street was named for Harry and Mary Harmood.
Hartland Road, NW1 Hartland Road is a street in Camden Town.
Haven Street, NW1 Haven Street is a street in Camden Town.
Hawley Road, NW1 Hawley Road is a street in Camden Town.
Healey Street, NW1 Healey Street runs from Prince of Wales Road to Castle Road.
Inkerman Road, NW5 Inkerman Road is one of the ’Crimean’ streets of Kentish Town.
Ivor Street, NW1 Ivor Street is a street in Camden Town.
James Cameron House, NW1 Residential block
Jeffrey’s Street, NW1 Jeffrey’s Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Jeffrey’s Place, NW1 Jeffrey’s Place is a dogleg running from Prowse Place to Jeffrey’s Street.
Kelly Street, NW1 Kelly Street was built under the grounds of an inn.
Kent House, NW1 Residential block
Kentish Town Road, NW1 Kentish Town Road is a street in Camden Town.
Kentish Town Road, NW5 Kentish Town Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Lawford Road, NW5 Lawford Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Lewis Street, NW1 Lewis Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Leybourne Road, NW1 Leybourne Road is a street in Camden Town.
Malden Crescent, NW1 Malden Crescent is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Mead Close, NW1 Mead Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Middle Yard, NW1 Middle Yard is a street in Camden Town.
Patshull Place, NW5 Patshull Place is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Patshull Road, NW5 Patshull Road is part of the Dartsmouth Estate.
Perren Street, NW5 Perren Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Powlett Place, NW1 Powlett Place is a street in Camden Town.
Prince of Wales Road, NW1 Prince of Wales Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Prowse Place, NW1 Prowse Place is a street in Camden Town.
Raglan Street, NW5 Raglan Street is part of the Kentish Town ’Crimea’ estate.
Randolph Street, NW1 Randolph Street is a street in Camden Town.
Reachview Close, NW1 Reachview Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rochester Mews, NW1 Rochester Mews is a cobbled through road with a cul-de-sac section off Rochester Road.
Rochester Place, NW1 Rochester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Road, NW1 Rochester Road is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Square, NW1 Rochester Square is a street in Camden Town.
Rochester Terrace, NW1 Rochester Terrace is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Rousden Street, NW1 Rousden Street is a street in Camden Town.
Ryland Road, NW5 Ryland Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Talacre Road, NW5 Talacre Road was formerly Weedington Street.
The Stables Market, NW1 The Stables Market is a street in Camden Town.
Torbay Street, NW1 Torbay Street is a street in Camden Town.
Warden Road, NW5 Warden Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Water Lane, NW1 Water Lane runs just north of the Grand Union Canal.
Whitcher Place, NW1 Whitcher Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Wilkin St Mews, NW5 Wilkin St Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Wilkin Street Mews, NW5 Wilkin Street Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Wilkin Street, NW5 Wilkin Street is a street in Kentish Town.
Willes Road, NW5 Willes Road honours Lieutenant-General James Willes, Commander of the Royal Marines during the Crimean War.
Wilmot Place, NW1 Wilmot Place might have been named after its builder.
Wolsey Mews, NW5 Wolsey Mews is a street in Kentish Town.
Wrotham Road, NW1 Wrotham Road is situated in an area formerly known as Agar Town.

NEARBY PUBS
Abbey Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Barfly This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Devonshire Arms The mock Tudor Devonshire Arms in Camden, also known as The Dev or by its previous name The Hobgoblin, styles itself as "London’s most famous alternative venue".
George IV This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lockside Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Reilly’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Proud Camden Horse Hospital This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Quinns This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Slatterys Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Grafton This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Grand Union This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Hawley Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Lock Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Monarch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Eagle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Kentish Town

Kentish Town is first recorded during the reign of King John (1208) as Kentisston.

By 1456 Kentish Town was recognised as a thriving hamlet, and in this period a chapel of ease is recorded as being built for the inhabitants.

The early 19th century brought a lot of modernisation, causing a lot of the area’s rural charm, the River Fleet and the 18th century buildings to vanish.

Large amounts of land were purchased to build the first railway through the area, which can still be seen today. Kentish Town was a prime site for development as the Kentish Town Road was the main route for the growing city of London to the South.

1877 saw the beginning of mission work in the area as it was, by then, poor. The mission first held their services outside but as their funding increased they built a mission house, chapel, and vicarage.

In 1912 the Church of St Silas the Martyr was finally erected and consecrated, and by December of that year it became a parish in its own right.

Kentish Town was to see further modernisation in the post-World War II period. This means that there are few signs of 19th century influence left in the area.

Today Kentish Town is a busy shopping and business area. It offers libraries, gyms and other entertainments to visitors and its community.

The station was opened by the Midland Railway in 1868 on the extension to its new London terminal at St Pancras.

The separate London Underground station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR), a precursor of the Northern line. The station was designed by Leslie Green with the ox-blood red glazed terracotta facade and the semi-circular windows at first floor level common to most of the original stations on the CCE&HR and its two associated railways, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway and Great Northern Piccadilly & Brompton Railway which opened the previous year.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Camden Town 1920s.
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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Camden High Street
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Lady Margaret Road (1905)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Camden Town 1920s.
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All Saints, Camden Town, in 1828.
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Entrance to the Fleet River, c. 1750
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Camden High Street
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Two women walking past the graffiti ’No Evictions!’ on a railway bridge on Grafton Road, NW5. Much of the area was bulldozed and redeveloped in the 1960s and early 1970s.
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Extract from Map of the parish of St Marylebone and parish of St Pancras in London, 1797
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