What’s happened this fortnight 3rd February 2019

Relieved that our Santander Branch proudly displaying St Augustine’s Church will not close despite numerous branch closures around the country. The new NatWest Branch on the high road is almost open. There’s an interesting story about the  late president of Malawi, Hasting Banda, and his mistress who lived in Kilburn from local historian Dick Weindling.  …

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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‚Äôs Kingsgate Studios building. Then in December 1903 Ford and Walton set up their own building firm with a small office …

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What’s happened this fortnight the 16th December 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…… and Christmas trees have certainly taken over outside Kilburn tube station. And we’re loving the light decorations on this house opposite the tube. The Kilburn History walk led by Alan was attended by more than 40 people and took us from St Cuthbert’s to St Augustine’s. Do …

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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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Proposed Kilburn Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) bids for December 2018

We have a favour to ask of Kilburn locals. Can you please write an email of support in favour of the below three NCIL bids for December? Money is available to help improve our local neighbourhood but we need businesses and locals to help support these bids to make them happen. Unfortunately the deadline is …

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