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North Kensington at War

Last summer our local history group did some research and a walk on the effects of WW2 bombing raids in North Kensington. Posted below is an excerpt from a history originally written by Carole Ann Burnett in 1997 for the … Continue reading

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North Kensington Central School, St Mark’s Road, W10

My mother Mary Horwood (born in 1911) attended Portobello Road School, which along with the other Board Schools in London provided education up to age fourteen. However at aged 11 she passed an exam that allowed her to move on … Continue reading

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Campden Institute

_ –> I attended school at the Campden Institute from 1955/56 until 1957/58. It was a small school situated in Lancaster Road next to the Ladbroke Grove Public Library. In 1895 the Campden Charities had bought the site with plans … Continue reading

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Coronation at Oxford Gardens, 1953

There was great excitement at Oxford Gardens School as we prepared for the Coronation. In my class it was decided that we should make a fabric panel to portray the most important people taking part in the ceremony. ” My … Continue reading

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