Links

Weekly blog of material from the RBK&C Local Studies Collection

http://rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com/

History and news of Little Wormwood Scrubs
http://friendsoflittlewormwoodscrubs.weebly.com

Aerial photos  – sign up (free) and you can zoom in close to some excellent photos of North Kensington :

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/http:

For photos of London streets from the London Metropolitan Archive.

 http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/collage/app

Descriptions of streets of London around 1900 and colour coded ‘poverty’ maps – Charles Booth online archive.

 http://booth.lse.ac.uk/

For Tom Vague’s Notting Hill histories of counter culture, pop history, Rachman, 1960s, Michael X, punk, film, etc

http://www.vaguerants.org.uk/

Tom Vague’s histories of Colville area are online including Rachman, riots etc.

http://www.colvillecom.com/

Fascinated by the 1950s Christie murders? For extensive information and photos of Rillington Place:

http://www.10-rillington-place.co.uk

 

Fascinating information on workhouses, infirmaries etc.

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

On-line film made with children from Bevington School looking at Golborne area during the 1960s and 1970s.  Fascinating interviews with local residents and activists.

http://www.golbornestories.org.uk

Gwen Nelson’s blog on growing up in North Kensington (two chapters are published on our blog),  but she keeps adding more.

http://purrpuss1.wordpress.com

For maps,  photos,  history etc including 1950 OS maps of northwest London

http://theundergroundmap.com

 

 

 

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One Response to Links

  1. Hello, love the blog. & historical info. I manage the K&C Ambassadors in Portobello & Golborne every Saturday on behalf of the Volunteer Centre Kens. & Chelsea.
    This Saturday 4th June we have a pop up stall in Tavistock Square (opposite Vinyl Cafe) to celebrate National Volunteers Week. Stop by if you can & say hello – we would all love to know more about the history of the area. Best regards Geremy

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