Category Archives: Hospitals

North Kensington at War

Last summer our local history group did some research and a walk on the effects of WW2 bombing raids in North Kensington. Posted below is an excerpt from a history originally written by Carole Ann Burnett in 1997 for the … Continue reading

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St Charles Hospital

We recently visited the ‘treasures’ of St Charles Hospital. Most of us, as we go into the hospital for a routine blood test or an x-ray or perhaps to attend an activity at the Second Half Centre,  are unaware that … Continue reading

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Princess Louise Hospital – a community history project

Princess Louise Kensington, a Hospital’s Story 1924-1989, by John Cannon was published by Kensington & Chelsea Community History Group in 1989. Unfortunately,  the book is now out of print and the hospital has been demolished! Photos gathered together for a … Continue reading

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‘From Princess Louise Hospital to Argyll Place: demolition and the building site’

The story continues: Demolition and Developments. Secret Cinema, November 2010 After the hospital had been sold but not yet demolished, the building was often used by film companies, including ‘Secret Cinema’. A notice was sent to neighbours stating that “During … Continue reading

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Princess Louise Hospital – Pangbourne Avenue, North Kensington

Princess Louise Hospital, Kensington, came into existence as a direct result of people recognising a need for medical care among the poor in the parish and taking matters into their own hands. By their hard work and commitment to their … Continue reading

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