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Introduction to the History of Shepherds Bush.

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Introduction to the History of Shepherds Bush What we may see today as a typical example of a somewhat ordinary, maybe soulless to some, modern inner city, development moved slowly through the centuries until the twentieth century. Ordinary or otherwise, it has its own history. Whilst little is know about it until purchased by the Bishop of London, in AD 704, as part of the "Fulanham" estates, the manor of Fulham that included much of what is now the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, evidence of habitation dates right back to the iron ages of pre-Roman times. Roman roads to the west passed right through the area, probably in the vicinity of the current Goldhawk Road, and through routes such as the North Highway (Uxbridge Road) ...read more.


1850 to 1900 saw rapid change and growth, with habitation increasing, housing expanding, and the area changing from rural to urban. Shepherds Bush was now within commuting distance of London, and the dye was cast for its future role as an urban conurbation. Shepherd's Bush c1890 Whilst to many Shepherds Bush lost character and identity after the Second World War, the fifty years before 1939 saw many developments of character. Shepherds Bush Empire, now restored to levels of earlier glory, opened in 1903, a magnificent development of its time for a burgeoning suburb. Along with the Empire, the Palladium Cinema (1910), now the Walkabout Inn, the Pavilion (1923), lately the Odeon and Mecca Bingo Hall, all gave the west side of The Green an entertainment focus, later joined by the Bush Theatre (1972). ...read more.


Demographic changes since the 1960s also have had a noticeable impact on local society and the economy. But now, in the new Millennium, a number of redevelopment projects are in the pipeline, including for The Green and White City, and augur well for a revival of Shepherds Bush, as its history merges into its future. The Empire, The Paladium and the Pavilion 1923. A 49 Bus stands in front of the Empire (Photos: courtesy of Hammersmith & Fulham Archives. Maps: courtesy Chris Noonan.) O'Neills Pub, Bar, 2?8 Goldhawk Road Ajanta Tandoori Restaurant, Takeaway, 12 Goldhawk Road The Townhouse Post production, 140 Goldhawk Road Blah, Blah, Blah Vegetarian restaurant, BYO, "Best known Veggie Restaurant in west London - for all the right reasons ..." 78 Goldhawk Road Shepherd and Flock Pub, 82 Goldhawk Road ...read more.

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