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SEEDY CLUBS AND DIVES OF NOTTING HILL 1956 – 1970

Prologue: In June I curated and led a walk around W.10 and W.11 focusing on this topic. I was conscious that the establishments we covered by no means constituted a comprehensive list so I am posting my working notes from … Continue reading

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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 more responsible, he started giving me pocket money. He was paid monthly and thought … 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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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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