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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Past & present in NW London

Westbere Road Library
The first West Hampstead library in Westbere Road, it was destroyed by a bomb in the Second World war.

Westbere Road Library
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




West Hampstead Tube
West Hampstead tube station is on the left. The station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in June 1879.

West Hampstead Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Berridge House
Berridge House once stood on the corner of Hillfield Road and Fortune Green Road, West Hampstead police station now stands on the same site.

Berridge House
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




West Hampstead Platforms
West Hampstead Metropolitan line platforms facing South. This station, and these platforms were later served by the Bakerloo Line until 1979 when the Jubilee Line took over.

West Hampstead Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1937)
(2007)




West Hampstead Fire Brigade
West Hampstead fire station was opened in 1901.

West Hampstead Fire Brigade Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




West End Lane
The corner of West End Lane and Sandwell Crescent.

West End Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1963)
(2007)




West End Lane
West End Lane looking North with the corner of Sandwell Crescent on the left.

West End Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1906)
(2007)




West End Lane
Buckingham Mansions on West End Lane.

West End Lane Mansions
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




West End Lane
West End Lane looking North with Broadhurst Gardens on the right and West Hampstead tube station straight ahead.

West End Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1920)
(2007)




West End Lane
West End Lane bridge running over West Hampstead Thameslink station.

West End Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1910)
(2007)




West End Green
West End Lane facing South with West End Green on the left.

West End Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1903)
(2007)




West End Green
West End Green with Alexandra Mansions in the background.

West End Green
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




The Wesleyan Chapel
The upper image shows The Wesleyan chapel on the corner of Quex Road and Kingsgate Road. There now stands a block of flats on the site.

The Wesleyan Chapel
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




The Terrace
The Terrace meets Kilburn High Road.

The Terrace
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




The National
The Grange Cinema, opened in 1914, became the National Club in 1976. It is now occupied by The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

The Grange Cinema
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1999)
(2007)




The Cōck Tavern
The Cōck Tavern on Kilburn High Road.

The Cōck Tavern
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Swiss Cottage Station
An entrance to Swiss Cottage tube station.

Swiss Cottage Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1953)
(2007)




Swiss Cottage Station
Facing South on the Northbound platform at Swiss Cottage station.

Swiss Cottage Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1946)
(2007)




St James's Church
St James's Church on the corner of West End Lane and Sheriff Road.

St James's Church
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Shoot Up Hill
Looking North up Shoot Up Hill with the corner of Exeter Road on the left.

Shoot Up Hill
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Mill Lane
Mill lane facing West with the corner of Aldred Road on the right.

Mill Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1900)
(2007)




Mill Lane
Mill Lane looking East with The Alliance public house on the corner of Ravenshaw Street.

Mill Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1906)
(2007)




Mill Lane
Mill Lane looking East with the corner of Aldred Road on the left.

Mill Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Kilburn High Road
Looking North up Kilburn High Road just South of the junction with Willesden Lane.

Kilburn High Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1909)
(2007)




Kilburn WHSmiths
Kilburn High Road on the corner of Brondesbury Road.

Kilburn WHSmiths
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1900)
(2007)




Kilburn High Road Station
Kilburn High Road station.

Kilburn High Road Station
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(c.1906)
(2007)




Kilburn High Road
Looking North at the top end of Kilburn High Road at the junction of Iverson Road.

Kilburn High Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Kilburn High Road
Looking North up Kilburn High Road with the corner of Belsize Road on the right.

Kilburn High Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1906)
(2007)




Hampstead Synagogue
Hampstead Synagogue on Dennington Park Road just off West End Lane.

Hampstead Synagogue
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




South End Road
South End Road with Hampstead Heath station on the bridge.

South End Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1923)
(2007)




Hampstead Classic
The Hampstead Classic cinema on South End Green.

Hampstead Classic
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Hampstead Cemetery and Lodge
Hampstead cemetery main entrance.

Hampstead Cemetery and Lodge
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1876)
(2007)




Grange Park
Grange Park in Kilburn.

Kilburn Grange Park
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Fortune Green Road
Looking North up Fortune Green Road near the corner of Lyncroft Gardens.

Fortune Green Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1906)
(2007)




Fortune Green
Looking South on Fortune Green with Fortune Green Road at the far end.

Fortune Green
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Finchley Road Station
Finchley Road tube station with Finchley Road heading north.

Finchley Road Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1903)
(2007)




Finchley Road
Looking North up Finchley Road with Finchley Road tube station on the left hand corner.

Finchley Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1925)
(2007)




Finchley Road Station
Finchley Road tube station entrance, now a mini supermarket.

Finchley Road Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1933)
(2007)




Finchley Road & Frognal Station
Looking north up Finchley Road with Finchley Road & Frognal Station on the opposite side of the road.

Finchley Road & Frognal Station
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(2007)[/I]



Finchley Road
Across the road is the corner of Finchley Road and Goldhurst Terrace.

Finchley Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1912)
(2007)




Hampstead Library
The building shown here, on the corner of Finchley Road and Arkwright Road, was originally Hampstead Public Library but has been an arts centre since 1966.

Hampstead Central Library
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1905)
(2007)




Emmanuel School
Emmanuel School on Mill Lane.

Emmanuel School
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




The Emmanuel Church
The Emmanuel Church situated on the corner of West End Green and Lyncroft Gardens.

The Emmanuel Church
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




Old Black Lion
The Old Black Lion public house on West End Lane.

Old Black Lion
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(1896)
(2007)




292-294 Kilburn High Road
292-294 Kilburn High Road. Once a Sainsbury's store but now a family welfare centre.

292-294 Kilburn High Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)




240 Kilburn High Road
240 Kilburn High Road.

240 Kilburn High Road
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(c.1906)
(2007)




173 West End Lane
A former fishmonger now occupied by an estate agency.

173 West End Lane
by Tetramesh, on Flickr
(year unknown)
(2007)

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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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Those were incredible. Really enjoyed them.
Love this one:
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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Great idea for a thread, thanks for taking the time to do that. It was very interesting to see these changes. I think we should do something like this for other cities, though I'm afraid it might be too depressing to see what beautiful buildings might have been lost...
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Old February 15th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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Those were incredible. Really enjoyed them.
Thanks.


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Great idea for a thread, thanks for taking the time to do that. It was very interesting to see these changes. I think we should do something like this for other cities, though I'm afraid it might be too depressing to see what beautiful buildings might have been lost...
I really enjoyed doing this, its quite interesting to see how some places used to look. It can be depressing to see something nice in an old photo replaced with something ugly.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #5
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Even if street hasnt changed it still looks so much worse thanks to all the clutter - street sign here traffic lights there another sign here etc.

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Old February 16th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #6
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Magnificent thread! A lot of nice buildings were replaced
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Old February 16th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #7
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Best thread i've seen for ages - excellent idea

A surprising amount of older buildings still remain, but as Greco points out, the modern day pictures show just how much street clutter and crap there is ruining our potentially stunning urban environments.

And by god, they knew how to do shop-fronts back then. The signage and canopy's look beautiful - every high street in London used to look like that. Now all we get is ugly, cheap, light-boxes made out of plastic...usually for endless Kebab shops and Poundstretchers - where did we go soo wrong??
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Old February 16th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #8
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Indeed.
Every High Street back then was unique now they all look the same.Which is shame really.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #9
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Magnificient, Thanks for all the hard work to put this together.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #10
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Hi all, thanks for all the comments on the images.
Much of the Kilburn area had a reputation as a slum as far back as the 1800's. In the years between the wars there was much redevelopment of the area and with a few bombs dropped in the area during the Second World War that rebuilding gathered pace.

I agree with the previous comments about there being a lot of clutter on the streets now. Do we really need a 3 metre high post with a small parking notice on it every metres?
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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #11
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Great work. Thanks for putting this together. One of the best "then and now" threads I have ever seen.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #12
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Hi all, thanks for all the comments on the images.
Much of the Kilburn area had a reputation as a slum as far back as the 1800's. In the years between the wars there was much redevelopment of the area and with a few bombs dropped in the area during the Second World War that rebuilding gathered pace.

I agree with the previous comments about there being a lot of clutter on the streets now. Do we really need a 3 metre high post with a small parking notice on it every metres?
Some would say it still has a reputation for being a bit of a slum

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Some would say it still has a reputation for being a bit of a slum

Indeed they would, Kilburn isn't known as a desirable place to live in London.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #14
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I love Then and Now photographic comparisons, and I must say this is my favourite thread of 2008 so far! Well done, sir!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #15
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I've made another couple of 'Now & Then' images, these two are both in Hampstead.

Hampstead High Street
Hampstead High Street. Ahead is the junction of Heath Street and Hampstead station.

Hampstead High Street by Tetramesh, on ipernity
(c1920)
(2007)




Jack Straw's Castle
Jack Straw's Castle. The original building was badly damaged by German air attacks in 1940-41, it was completely rebuilt in 1962.

Jack Straw's Castle by Tetramesh, on ipernity
(1907)
(2007)

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You should post these in the UK section too.

I'm sure there are lots of British forumers who don't visit this section who would like to see them too.
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Love the 1930's block of flats in pic 40. Just shows that thing can occasionally change for the better! Thanks for posting.
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WOW!

A thread like this could be published in a book... I've seen books like this on some cities, in fact... Very good work!
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Good idea, very nice thread.
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This is an awesome thread! very good fun
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