Talk:Maida Vale

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Pronounciation[edit]

Could you please include in the article the pronounciation of "Maida Vale". Thank you!-87.203.64.170 (talk) 16:32, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Exactly as it looks. "Maid a vale". Ogg (talk) 07:47, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Internet Culture[edit]

"D'oh, I am west 9" - This seems like INCREDIBLY specific information that the vast majority of readers won't understand. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.166.14.12 (talk) 10:53, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Filming[edit]

Am I right in saying that the film A Fish Called Wanda was set, and had exterior shots filmed in Little Venice? If so, that probably merits mention.

Alec Guinness[edit]

What about replacing the lesser known The Man In The White Suit with his far more famous role in The Ladykillers? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.37.241.81 (talk) 21:50, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Origin of the name "Maida Vale"[edit]

The information that you give about how Maida Vale got it's name isn't completely accurate. The pub was called the "Heroes of Maida" after the Italian battle of the same name in 1806. The section of the A5 North of that was then renamed "Maida Vale" it is in a shallow valley, and the area was named from that. How I know this: 1) I went to the pub in the 1980s when it was there and 2) you can clearly see the growth of Maida Vale in 19th century maps of the area. The area later known as "Maida Hill" was originally known as St Peter's Park and grew up slightly earlier as an outlying district of Paddington. It seems to have gained the Maida Hill name at a later point, probably from being on the hill above the area of Maida Vale. If anyone needs further information to support this then I will try to provide. JohnAndrew (talk) 17:49, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Other notable residents[edit]

Noel Gallagher from Oasis lives here as well. He said it on his Facebook Q&A session in October 2014 (video up on YouTube). --193.205.125.7 (talk) 21:03, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

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