Monday, 24 December 2012

Mall Road, Hammersmith

Mall Road is in South Hammersmith, just north of the Thames, near Hammersmith Bridge. 

My grandfather, George William Ivall (1880-1934) was living at 5 Mall Road, Hammersmith when he married my grandmother Emma Armitage (1883-1970) in 1906. They moved to 11 Mall Road after their marriage and their first daughter Florence Rose Ivall was both there on 21st June 1908.

George is listed in the 1911 census aged 29, a motor omnibus conductor living at 11 Mall Road. His wife and daughter are shown at her mother's address in Stoke Newington - they must have been staying there on the day of the census.

George and Emma moved out of Mall Road sometime before 1919, when electoral registers show them living at 9 Linkfield Road, Isleworth.

Mall Road in about 1910, from its northern end. Number 11 was one of the 5 storey houses on the left.

The Hammersmith Flyover and its approach road were completed in 1961. This shortened Mall Road and required houses (including numbers 5 and 11) at its northern end to be demolished.

Mall Road in 2006, looking east

The remaining houses on the east side of Mall Road still exist. The land on the west side is now part of Furnival Gardens.

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