In this unique collection of archive images the Kilburn and Cricklewood of the past is evocatively recreated using over 200 postcards, photographs and ephemera. Many of these images have come from private collections and these have not previously been published in a single volume. Covering the development of Kilburn and Cricklewood from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, this book documents the people and places of this vibrant north-west London area. Today's bustling, multi-cultural neighborhoods, close to the centre of London, were once small villages in open countryside. The Victorian and Edwardian building boom swept away the fields and created the streets and houses that we know today. From images of local people, shops and streets to the industries which began in Cricklewood, such as Smith's clocks, Bentley cars, Handley Page aircraft, and Smith's Crisps, the historic importance of the Kilburn and Cricklewood area is extensively documented. This book is a valuable pictorial document which will delight those who have visited the are and evoke memories of times past for those who wish to recreate a largely vanished way of life.