Third Ave. - purely working class - comfortable - no poor - streets well paved - broad - asphalt side walks + granite kerbs trees at intervals, two storeyed houses varied with small towers to gable ends - send to estate office for all repairs Farrant Rd - general inspection every three years.
Estate is detached part of Chelsea - houses fairly built - interiors vary. Company given work to various builders.
Streets v. quiet in evening, clerks, postmen, policemen - great competition for houses - three year waiting list. Rent one week in advance. Eviction is prompt - no bathrooms. No servants, 2 Chemists, no Licensed Houses which accounts for good business done by off-licenses which cluster down eastern outskirts - Rent 8 shillings and 6d (43 new pence out of a weekly income of perhaps £1.25p) for four rooms and a kitchen.
Ilbert St has larger houses 12 shillings for 7 rooms, small front space and small back yards.
In religion, keen Congregationalists. Crowd to hear Dr. Foster - Public Library S. end of 4th Ave.
On and over border of London a better class of houses and tenants but still no servants.
Kensal Rd - remains of Kensal New Town.
This is S of the canal at lower level in every way than Queen's Park Estate, Men in building trade, women support men partly or wholly - no prostitution but loose relations - 'not vicious, only poor and noisy'. The beer house 'Lads of the Village' especially noisy. Many churches, mission rooms.
Adela Terrace, 3 storey - rough brick-layers' labourers and washer- women - mess – bread, greens - windows broken and patched - blocked by canal on S side of Kensal Rd.
Two things noticeable - comfort of Queen's Park Estate and discomfort of Kensal New Town - Indefinable smell of dirt in Kensal Town + dust yard fills the air. The happy -hunting ground for missionary effort. Inhabitants not vicious but low.