Category Archives: Shops

Kensal Road and beyond before Trellick Tower, part 2

Two places where I deposited some of my pocket money – the Post Office and, to the left, Wardle’s sweet shop. When dad thought I was marginally less irresponsible, he started giving me pocket money. He was paid monthly and … Continue reading

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Kensal Road before Trellick Tower

I lived in Kensal Road from when I was born in 1953 until 1966, for two years at number 87 and eleven years at number 89, so it might seem like a world class act of procrastination that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Record Shops around Portobello

North Kensington has always had musical connections.  From the Welsh and the Irish to the West Indians and the Hippies. All kinds of music found a home here.  So it is no surprise there were a lot of record shops. … Continue reading

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Memories of Schooldays in Lancaster Road – Part 2

Harvey recalls Solomon Wolfson Jewish Primary School. I attended the Solomon Wolfson Jewish Primary School in Lancaster Road, W11 from September 1951, aged 4 1/2 until July 1958 aged 11 1/2. There were two entrance gates to the school on … Continue reading

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Golborne before Trellick Tower, part 2. More memories of the 1950s and 1960s from Gwen Nelson

To say North Kensington in the 1950s and 60s was a rough area would be a gross understatement.  It was an out and out working class area and had been ever since it was turned from farmland to residential in … Continue reading

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Golborne before Trellick Tower. Gwen Nelson (nee Martin) recalls the 1950s and 1960s.

We – myself and my parents Victor and Gerry (aka Vicky) Martin, moved to Golborne Road from Lambeth in 1952. After returning from being a POW in Stalag VIIIA, Lamsdorf and being demobbed Dad had never settled into a job … Continue reading

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