Old Images of Maida Vale, London

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Old photo postcard of Warwick Avenue in Maida Vale, London
Old photo postcard of Warwick Avenue in Maida Vale, London. Thanks to Mark Crombie on Flikr.

Glimpse history through old images of Maida Vale, London, part of the City of Westminster.

Old postcard of a junction in Maida Vale, which was sent in 1905
Old postcard of a junction in Maida Vale, which was sent in 1905. Thanks to Independently London, on Flikr.

Wounded Soldiers 1916

1916 was a particularly deadly year for soldiers serving in the 1914-18 Great War (later known as World War I).

In Maida Vale, some of the injured soliders recouperating in London were entertained at an outdoors event.

A small film clip shows them watching the event. In the first 7 years this video was on YouTube, it got just 60 views.

The clip is only a few seconds long, but here are the faces of some of the men who knew the horror of the trenches.

Wounded Entertained At Maida Vale (1916) – British Pathé on YouTube


Old Ogden's Cigarettes card of Studio No 1 at Maida Vale
Old Ogden’s Cigarettes card of Studio No 1 at Maida Vale. Thanks to the George Arents Collection at the New York Public Library Digital Collection.

Giant Crane 1962

In 1962, the world’s highest travelling crane was brought in for the construction of three blocks of flats.

The newsreel includes footage from the crane itself, giving a great view of some of Maida Vale’s nearby streets. You’ll notice how quiet the roads were!

Giant Crane Cuts Costs (1962) – British Pathé on YouTube


Maida Vale Drive 1968

This 35mm colour footage of the rear view of a drive through Maida Vale in 1968 is silent, but with high quality images.

You see familiar streets and buildings, red telephone boxes, old fashioned cars and vans, and women wearing the miniskirts and high boots highly fashionable in 1968.

1968 POV Driving, Maida Vale and Residential London, 35mm – Kinolibrary on YouTube


Historic Book

First published by Patrick Boyle in 1792 as The fashionable court guide, Boyle’s court and country guide was a street directory.

Extracts here taken from:

“Boyle’s court and country guide”

Published 1864

Beaufoy – terrace ( 2 ), Maida-vale, W.

1 Jos. Howe
2 Mrs. Anderson
3 John Hunt
(Mrs.Edwd.Stephens, Howard lodge)
4 Archibd . Duffie
5 John Peters
6 Wm . Robt . Loftus
7 Thos . Whiting
8 Mrs. Lewis
10 Hen . Beck

11 Wm . Holland

12 Rev. J. A. Staples
13 Alfred Markes
Thomas Browning, Beaufoy house
15 Fredk . Marsh
16 Charles Rogers
17 Col. Edwd . King
18 Rich . Watkins
Miss Watkins
19 Mrs. Sloan
20 Geo . Brodie

21 Frederick Michels
22 Archibald Weir
23 Edwd . Clark
24 Wm . Henry Honey
25 Mrs. Batey
26 Capt . Chas . Dutton

27 John Woodward

29 Thomas Cooke
30 Mrs. Shephard
Henry Shephard


Carlton – villas ( 2 ), Maida-vale, W.

1 Jos . Josephs
2 Thomas Reginald Kemp
T. Richardson Kemp , bar
3 Freeman C. S. Roper , F.L.S. , F.G.S.
4 Joseph Spiers
5 Wm . Nathaniel Forbes
6 Henry Taylor .
7 John McCutcheon
8 Miss Louisa Hall
9 George Huffeil
Geo . Ramsey Huffell, jun .
10 Augustus Mendes
11 Capt . Charles Ellis

12 Thos . Phippen

13 George P. Thomas, Carlton house
14 Chas . Williams , Com . Gen.

15 Fred Harrison
16 Thos . H. Lowndes
17 Miss Godin
Mrs. Francis Riley
18 Hen . J. Lapworth
19 Miss Welch
20 Hen . Fielder
21 Robt . Thurburn
22 Dodshon Foster
23 Wm . Robt . Ellis , M.A.

24 Wm . Fred . Cleveland M.A.

25 Luke Pike

Luke Owen Pike , M.A.

26 A. Hunter
27 Capt . Brandger
28 Rev.G.Thornton Mostyn , M.A.
30 John Capel Hanbury
31 Wm . Coon
32 Robt . Tewart
33 Josiah Messer , jun .
34 Wm . Morris Harper
36 Hen . F. Dickins
37 Adam Clarke

Pine-apple – place ( 2 ), Maida-vale, W.

2 Leonard Redmayne
3 Edw . Hermon , Gordon – lodge
4 John Goodred
5 John Cripps

6 Maj. – Gen. Ashmore
7 Jas . Garrett , St. Alban’s – villa
8 Hen . McKeone

9 T. Sutton Briggs , Sulton – lodge

10 Mrs Robinson
11 James Tavener
12 Edward Waldo

Sutherland – cres. ( 2 ), Maida – vale, W.


1 Fred . Weedon
2 Geo . N. Hooper
3 Mrs. Everett

Sutherland – gardens ( 2 ), Maida-vale, W.

1 A. B. Carpenter , sol .
2 Mrs. Pariss
Mrs. Bishop
H. Furlonge
Kalvo

9 Geo . Kelly
11 Jas . Wyatt
13 G. B. Corpie

Warrington – terrace ( 2 ), Maida-vale W.

1 Nathaniel Solomon
2 Rev. Wm . Douglas Veitch
3 Richd . Samuel Sisson , M.D.
4 Mrs. T. Marsland Hopkins

5 Mrs. Samuel Phillips

6 Mrs. E , Franklin
Chas . Franklin
9 Adolf Ellissen
10 Chas . Hastings Collette , sol .

11 Capt . Atkinson

13 Rev. Saml . Minton , M.A.
14 H. Walker P. Pennington

Warwick – road ( 2 ), Maida – hill, W.


RIGHT – HAND SIDE FROM BLOMFIELD – ROAD .
Broadwater – villas .

1 Richd . Mills
2 Chas . Hall
Alfd . Milliken
Thos . Feaver


Gloucester – villas.

4 J. Wm . Williamson , bar .
5 Misses Mocatta
6 Mrs. Edith Carden
7 Walter Thornhill
8 Ezekiel 1 ) . Boyd
NORTH SIDE .
9 James Laming, jun .
10 Misses Pearson

11 Charles Stanley

12 Benj . B. Williams , Buscot lodge

13 William Henry Place , bar .
14 Mrs. Stewart Smith
Jas . Laming
15 Mrs. Geo . Ellis
16 Mrs. P. M. French
Underwood French
17 Rev. Edw . Page Lewis

18 Mrs. Mitchison

19 John Trevett
20 Wm . West

21 Capt . Bentham G. Morison
22 John Bury Dasent
23 Mrs. Alberga
24 Joshua Hands
25 Mrs. Mary Smith
26 Mrs. Dickenson

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