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

History and news of Little Wormwood Scrubs

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

For photos of London streets from the London Metropolitan Archive.

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

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

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

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


Fascinating information on workhouses, infirmaries etc.

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.

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

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





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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