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    I love seeing pictures from the distant past and this is a real eye-opener. Feel free to add any you think worthwhile...

     
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    Great photo there, Sooper ................... does anyone know what year we changed to blue & white hoops?
     
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    And thanks to Bushman for naming the R's player in this photo as full back Joe Fidler...
     
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    Presumably the selection of Charity Shield contestants was different in those days, as I am unaware of QPR ever having won the league or FA Cup.
     
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    I may be wrong but it may have been Champions v Southern League Champions as in those days the Southern League was a very strong league and Spurs had previously won the FA Cup as a Southern League team. We reached the Quarter Finals in 1914 as a Southern League team...
     
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    Cheers Soops. Even with my rapidly failing memory, I am sure I would recall if we had an FA Cup or League Championship in the trophy room. Or cupboard, as it is at QPR.

    Actually it's quite an interesting game. The only ever Charity Shield to have been replayed, both at Stamford Bridge. The first match got a crowd of 6,000, the second 50,000. Go figure.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1908_FA_Charity_Shield
     
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    Loftus Road 1922.

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    Loftus Rd, White City Estate and Stadium from above in 1947 ...

    ( Picture and the one above courtesy of Old Shepherds Bush on Twitter, @OldW12 )

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    Great photos Ninesy and Soops.

    I can't see a scrap of litter in any of them. And being the sad ****er I am I've checked several times (I don't count bomb damage as litter). When did that become a habit with us? We can probably date when it all started to go wrong. 60s or 70s I'd guess.
     
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    Love these sort of threads.

    Great pic 999's showing Wormholt park to the left in the picture with bowling green and swimming pool, plus the large area where the Wren was eventually built......as what also eventually became the Westway at the top of Blomfontein Road.

    Amazing to think that was only a year after the war ended.....
     
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    One of the original Shepherds Bush stations, now where there are flats on Shepherds Bush Road.

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    I think that might be where 'The Grampians' now stands.

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    That's the place, couldn't think of the name when I did original post......
     
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    Watkin's Tower was a partially completed ironlattice tower in Wembley Park, London, England, UK. Its construction was an ambitious project to create a 358-metre (1,175 ft)-high visitor attraction in Wembley Park to the north of the city, led by the railway entrepreneur Sir Edward Watkin. Marketed as the "Great Tower of London", it was designed to surpass the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower was never completed and it was demolished in 1907. The site of the tower is now occupied by the English national football ground, Wembley Stadium.

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    Dalgarno Gardens, W10 6AA

    This has family history for me. My Grandfather Bill was one of the 1st tenants here and lived there until he was 93 years old. My Dad was also born there in 1948. It's Grandfather Bill's fault that QPR is in the bloodline<doh><cheers>

    The site for Dalgarno Gardens was acquired in 1932 and its design was provided by architect Victor Wilkins. The lease granted to Peabody by the local authority will not expire until 2931.<applause>:emoticon-0148-yes:

    The 24 blocks of the estate were built between 1934 and 1938 for a cost of just over £200,000. Despite suffering damage from a landmine in 1940 the estate was relatively fortunate during the devastation of the Second World War. Like other flats dating from the 1930s, there were no separate bathrooms and none were installed until renovations in the 1970s.

    It was during this time that some pairs of blocks were linked by extending the balconies, enabling these blocks to be provided with a lift. In 1981 Block T was converted to provide sheltered accommodation.

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