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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 marginally less irresponsible, he started giving me pocket money. He was paid monthly and … Continue reading

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St Helen’s Parade – looking back.

Along the western side of St Helen’s Gardens, opposite St Helen’s Church, there is a parade of shops familiar to those who live nearby.  However, usage has changed considerably over the years reflecting how local residents have changed their shopping … Continue reading

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Saved From the Motorway

In the late sixties a motorway was planned as an extension to the A40, London to Oxford Road. The plan was that it would be a three-lane elevated road beginning at White City and cutting a swathe through North Kensington … Continue reading

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The St. Quintin Park Estate – a history

The St. Quintin Park Estate is central to our area of study. We are looking at that part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea more or less bounded by: to the east, Ladbroke Grove; to the south, the … Continue reading

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