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Beatrix Potter and Kilburn

Children’s writer Beatrix Potter, stayed with the elderly Miss Florrie Hammond, who was her firstgoverness, at 51 Minster Road in July 1905. Norman Warne who was her publisher, had proposed marriage on 25 July 1905 and Beatrix had accepted. But before the wedding took place hetragically died from leukemia on 25 August at his home …

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Ford and Walton, the Kilburn builders of BBC Broadcasting House by Dick Weindling

Ford and Walton, the Kilburn builders of BBC Broadcasting House Richard Thomas Ford and Francis James Walton were both employed by the Kilburn building firm of John Allen and Sons which was based in today’s Kingsgate Studios building. Then in December 1903 Ford and Walton set up their own building firm with a small office …

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234 Kilburn High Road, Grange Cinema, Kilburn National Club by Dick Weindling

Kilburn National Club This popular music venue was at 234 Kilburn High Road, on the corner of Messina Avenue. Many famous musicians including Johnny Cash and David Bowie played there. We look at the original building which was the Grange Cinema, and what happened when the National closed and was taken over by two different …

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