Saturday, 8 August 2015

Can You Help...? Seeking Historical Data About Mount Street / Park Lane

Is there anybody out there with access to Electoral Rolls or Planning information regarding Mayfair, London, in the 1920s and 30s?

We are trying to find out about the ground floor premises that the Marchsese Malacrida and his wife Najda occupied from 1922 to 1926.
It was described as a converted garage that had been transformed into the style of a Venetian pallazzo on the corner of Mount Street and Park Lane. We are wondering whether this would have been where the Grosvenor House Appartments are now – or on the other side where there appears to now be a BWM garage…?

Also, any information about the conversion project that the Marchese was doing at 53 Grosvenor Street during 1934/5.

If you can help in anyway, please feel free to drop us a line HERE

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Can You Help Find Nadja's Date Of Birth ?

While there is a lot of information available about the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Nadja's untimely death on 3rd October 1934, we have been having trouble finding out her date of birth.

On the 1911 census return, which was filled out on 2nd April 1911, Nadja's father Charles E Green had her age as 15 and her place of birth as Hampstead, London. 

There is record of a Louisa Nadia Green born in the 3rd Quarter of 1895 in the District of Hampstead in London  (Register: Vol 1a Page 659) - which is presumably her - as there can't have been that many people called Louisa Nadia Green born in Hampstead around the same time.

If anybody can help us narrow down the actual date of her birth during that period, we would love to hear from you.

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