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Brackenbury Village History: Caroline MacMillan – Life in Cardross Street in 1928

The area had been open fields, orchards and market gardens until the 1850s but the arrival of the railway at Hammersmith ten years later changed all that and by 1890 the area from King Street to Goldhawk Road was completely built over.

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Hammersmith History: Caroline MacMillan – The artists of Hammersmith riverside

‘In a fit of pique Cobden-Sanderson threw all the type into the river from Hammersmith Bridge’

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Brackenbury Village History: Caroline MacMillan – What’s in a street name?

Discover the history of family names and royal connections in your road. Location: Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith, London, W6

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Elsie Paine Part 2: Elsie recalls how the community pulled together during World War II and the horrors of the Blitz

In the second and final part about her life lived on Cardross Street in the heart of Brackenbury Village, Elsie Paine recalls how the community pulled together during World War II and the horrors of the Blitz

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Elsie Paine Part 1: Brackenbury born and bred, she reveals how times have changed but somethings remain the same

Elsie Paine has lived in Cardross Street for all of her 87 years. In this fascinating account of a life in Hammersmith, she reveals how times have changed but somethings remain the same

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Nicos and Stavros: Hammersmith Barbers with a head for business

The barbers are back and this time they mean business When Nicos Pavlou and Stavros Christoudolakis were told their barber shop business was to be evicted from the premises where it had been for 102 years they were as shocked…

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Father Christmas goes high-tech

Speaking in a booming voice down a crackling telephone line from Lapland in the Arctic Circle, Father Christmas reveals the history of his many names, his reliance on technology and the challenges of not waking children when delivering presents Q.…