Showing posts from October, 2016

Riverside west of the Tower, north bank. Chiswick riverside to Bedford Park

Post to the east St.Paul's School  and Hammersmith Riversid e Post to the south Lonsdale Road  and  Old Chiswick Post to the west Chiswick Turnham Green and Acton Green Airedale Avenue 1a. Hogarth Health Club and Hogarth Clinic. This opened in 1983 on the site of the Chiswick and West London Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club which itself dated from 1908. In the 1960s it became the Greater London Sports Club. The Health Club includes outdoor sports like tennis as well as ‘treatments’ and a ‘healthy" food cafĂ©. Annandale Road Baptist Church.   In 1841 a few local Baptists joined Congregationalists in a chapel in Chiswick Lane. In 1866 the Congregationalists went elsewhere but the Baptists were formed into a Baptist Church with the help of. Charles Spurgeon. They moved to Annandale Road in 1883 and an iron building was put up and within a few years fund raising went ahead for a new building – which was opened by Spurgeon in 1897. It was in red brick to designs by architect

Riverside west of the Tower and north of the river. Old Chiswick

This post gives sites north of the river only. South of the river is Lonsdale Road Post to the south Dukes Meadows. More Sport  and Barnes Post to the east Castelnau Post to the north Chiswick Riverside to Bedford Park Post to the west Chiswick Grove Park Alexandra Avenue This stretch of road is called Great Chertsey Road on some maps, but not on others. The whole road was originally called Alexandra Avenue, but some of it has been changed. Bennett Street Office block. This was the White Swan pub. This was closed in the 1980s and is now flats and offices. Bollo Brook This brook comes into the area from its origins on Ealing Common. It was the original boundary of Lord Burlington’s estate in Chiswick and was widened and canalised when the grounds were landscaped in the 1720s, The brook fed the lakes and fountains at but is now carried in a pipe underneath the lake because on the dirty water from the many local laundries. It then goes by culvert underneath the main A316

Riverside west of the Tower and north of the river. Chiswick Dukes Meadows more sport

This post shows sites north of the river only. South of the river is Barnes Bridge Post to the west Chiswick Dukes Meadow sports  and Riverside Mortlake Post to the south Barnes Common Post to the east Barnes Post to the north Old Chiswick Dan Mason Drive This road is named after the founder of Cherry Blossom Boot Polish Tom Green’s Boathouse. Thomas George Green was apprenticed to his father as a waterman in 1864. In later life he became a King’s Waterman.  In 1876, Tom Green he bought a rundown boathouse rebuilt it and a fleet of boats to hire. The boathouse became the headquarters of several rowing clubs and regatta committees. His son Young Tom’ took over the boathouse on the death of his father, in 1925.  Between 1925 and 1975 Green’s carried on as if the world was not changing, particularly as regards health and safety and ideas on basic sanitation.  Tom and his wife, Kate, continued, the premises decaying around them., in 1957 sixteen men’s clubs and two women’s club

Riverside north of the river and west of the Tower. Chiswick Dukes Meadow Sports

This post relates to sites north of the river only. South of the river is Riverside Mortlake Post to the east Barnes Bridge  and Chiswick Dukes Meadows more sport Post to the south Mortlake and East Sheen Post to the west Kew Post to the north Chiswick Grove Park Chiswick Quay This is entered from Hartington Road. This estate of townhouses was developed in 1974 and was originally part of Lord Burlington's Chiswick House estate, later owned by the Dukes of Devonshire.   The designers were Bernard Engle and Partners, the developers Kier Ltd. Marina. This operates commercially. It originated as Grove House’s ornamental lake which can be traced back to the mid-18th century. It was used for punting, and contained an island in the centre with a grotto at its eastern end. It is also said to have been a gravel pit. Cubitt's Yacht Basin. The ornamental pond became a dock. It is said that Cubitts used it to transport stone to their developments in inner west London – but thi