Tag Archives: Oxford Gardens School

Maxilla Gardens

In recent years Maxilla Walk (previously Maxilla Gardens) has been familiar to the local community as a small patch of green that hugs the motorway. For many years it was used annually for the much loved Westway fireworks display (sadly … Continue reading

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Coronation Day in North Kensington – street parties.

The following photographs recall the local street parties enjoyed by families celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953. Included at the end are some from an earlier date that are from 1945 Victory parties,  as we have found that sometimes there … Continue reading

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OXFORD GARDENS SCHOOL

Early history. Florence Gladstone wrote the following in her excellent ‘Notting Hill in Bygone Days’ (originally published in 1924). Until the beginning of the present century there was a great stretch of Common between St Helen’s Gardens and Latimer Road. … Continue reading

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