AA Milne - October 2010

http://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/a-a-milne-nw6

HISTORIC KILBURN PLAQUE SCHEME

A. A. MILNE
Author and Playwright
1882-1956
born in Henley House
which stood on this site

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2010/10/11/the-plaque-at-pooh-corner/3323

 

George Orwell -  September 2012

http://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/george-orwell-nw6

HISTORIC KILBURN PLAQUE SCHEME

GEORGE ORWELL
(Eric Blair) 1903 - 1950
author and broadcaster,
lived in 10a Mortimer Crescent
which stood on this site.

http://westhampsteadlife.com/2012/09/18/the-road-to-west-end-lane/2947

The oldest road in Britain - crammed with 2,000 years of history - a feast of famous people born and lived here and yet the story of Kilburn and critically the Kilburn High Road is one of the least known stories.

Next tour date: Saturday 9th July 11am meeting at Kilburn Park Tube Station.  All welcome.

On eBay I found a Victorian pocket watch which was made by Dorey Lester and Co, of Kilburn. This was not a name I recognised, so I asked Dick Weindling, a local historian, to see if he could find anything.

He found that Dorey Lester was born in Snaresbrook (then in Essex), on 1 August 1853 with the wonderful name of Lancelot Dorey Lester. His father, a gardener, was also called Lancelot and was living in Camden Town. Initially, Dorey worked as a company clerk but then he decided to be a clock maker.