KX in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

A 613 bus to Holborn turns into Gray's Inn Rd from the front of KX Station

Born in Acton Street, Shamus has put together the most beguiling set of photos of KX back in the 30s, 40s and 50s. He describes each in amazing detail. It’s strange to see buses going up Balfe Street, trolley buses on KX Bridge Road, bubble cars next to old style taxis, cobblestones outside the station and no gyratory!!!

Bravington’s jewellers on Pentonville Road is there, now all that’s left of them are the brass letters in the ground at Regent’s Quarter. The block of flats where I live is there, it was a massive stationery manufacturing company. T. G. Lynes is where Interpost is now on the very south end of The Cally, not in its more recent position just north of what was the Malt and Hops and is now Be@One KX.

The clothes people are wearing when walking up the Gray’s Inn Road are rather stylish, and it must have been marvellous going to the Century Cinema in the golden age of film – it’s now the Camden Town Hall eggbox extension.

KX coach station on Crestfield Street, gas street lights in front of the old gasometers near Goodsway, the real Euston Station with it’s fantastic archway and so much more is superbly documented in a Flickr account we cannot recommend highly enough. Thankyou Shamus, thankyou so very much.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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2 Responses to KX in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

  1. Clare Horgan says:

    Wow great photos my Mum was born in Acton Street in 1933 so this is her old stomping ground

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