Businesses on Lisson Grove

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By Georgina Colbeck

This photograph was taken by Ernest Milner on 13 March 1904, featuring 18 Lisson Grove the premises of Martin & Son, Printers and Bookbinder and 20 Lisson Grove the premises of W Owen, The Key Coffee & Dining Rooms.

City of Westminster Archives ref: A09A3556

This page was added on 10/07/2012.
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My grandfather lived at 123 Lisson Grove, where my father was born in 1912. Grandad Jack Turner had horse-drawn Hackney cabs, and had stables in the mews behind the house, which runs into Church Street where Jordan's used to be. He used to stand on the cab-rank at Marylebone Station. He used to rent stable space to the coster-mongers for their donkeys, and when he got motor cabs, he kept his horses and rented them out to the local undertaker. My Dad remembered having to black up all the white markings on the horses with boot-black!

By Molly Turner
On 30/05/2013

My dad Bert Waters and his twin brother were born at 121 Lisson Grove, also my grandad worked all his life at Marylebone Station.

By Gillian Waters
On 17/01/2014

I was born in 165 Lisson Grove in 1947 and lived there for 6 years. I used to have a friend called Brian who used to call for me. He used to sit on the doorstep and call out my name Jean until he was heard then we would go round the corner to Taylor's and buy a penny lolly. I wonder where Brian is now.

By Valerie Jean Fletcher nee Miller
On 03/11/2016

My great grandfather William Sanders & his stepfather William (Minchin) Fisher ran a cab company in Lisson Grove about 1846 - 1881.  I found references to their living at #30, though the street numbering has changed twice since then to #45 and then again to #90 in the 1870s.  I'm not sure where the actual cab company would have been located (here or elsewhere) & if it has a business name - perhaps someone can help.  Interestingly the 1846 Post Office Directory shows David Fisher, also a cab proprietor, at this address that would help my research.  Thanks

By Rosemary Spencer
On 02/12/2020

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