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Did you know?In 1745 Askew Road area was farmland, with only a scattering of dwellings and a single track. By 1830 the area abounded in orchards and market gardens, which supplied fresh produce to the ever-expanding City of London some four miles to the east. Fruit and veg were hauled by house and cart or by boat on the nearby Thames
 
One large landowner in the 18thcentury was, of course, the Askew family. Their legacy lives on not only in the name of the main shopping street but some residential streets as well. A century later the Marryat family resided in a large house to the west of Askew Road. Captain Marryat served for many years with the Royal Navy, leading a successful expedition up to River Bassein
in Burma, so giving the name to Bassein Park Road.

W12- Shepherds Bush
In 1745 Askew Road, area was farmland, with only a scattering of dwellings and a single track. By 1830, the area abounded in orchards and market gardens, which supplied fresh produce to the ever-expanding City of London some four miles to the east. Fruit and veg were hauled by house and cart or by boat on the nearby ThamesOne large landowner in the 18th century was, of course, the Askew family. Their legacy lives on not only in the name of the main shopping street but some residential streets as well. A century later, the Marryat family resided in a large house to the west of Askew Road. Captain Marryat served for many years with the Royal Navy, leading a successful expedition up to River Bassein in Burma, so giving the name to Bassein Park Road.

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AUROBINDO, Sri (1872-1950), Indian Spiritual Leader

W6 – Hammersmith
Hammersmith is a district in the West London. It is bordered by Shepherds Bush to the north, Kensington to the east, Chiswick to the west and Fulham to the south, with which if forms part of the north of the River Thames. It is link by the Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes in the southwest.English Heritage

BRANGWYN, Sir Frank (1867-1956), Artist
DEVINE, George (1910-1966), Actor, Theatrical Manager
HOLST, Gustav (1874-1934), Composer

W4 – Chiswick
Chiswick is to the west of Hammersmith and former residence of the 18th-century English artist William Hogarth. Also home to largest and oldest brewery in London Fuller’s Brewery. Chiswick suffered a number of bombing raids during the Second World War. The first V-2 rocket to het London fell on Chiswick.English Heritage

HERBERT, Sir Alan, A.P.H. (1890-1971), Author, Humorist, Politician
DEVINE, George (1910-1966), Actor, Theatrical Manager
HOLST, Gustav (1874-1934), Composer
BERESFORD, Jack (1899-1977), Sportsman

W3 – Acton
Acton originally an ancient village, as London expanded; Acton became absorbed into the city. It is home to more railway stations than any other area of London; seven stations in the locality feature Acton in their name.English Heritage

TITMUSS, Richard (1907-1973), Social Scientist