Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 03

Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Park

Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone CHAPTER SIX KENSINGTON PARK   As buildings increase the story necessarily becomes more local. It is also impossible to avoid over-lapping of dates. This chapter begins with the time when Mr. John Whyte resigned the eastern half of the Hippodrome with the footpath over the hill, and …

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Sep 02

Notting Hill in Bygone Days: The Peaceful Hamlet of Notting Hill

Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone CHAPTER FIVE THE PEACEFUL HAMLET OF NOTTING HILL AT the beginning of the nineteenth century, the village of Kensington Gravel Pits extended for three-eighths of a mile along the North Highway. The name seems to have been used for scattered buildings as far east as Craven Terrace …

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Sep 01

Notting Hill in Bygone Days: During the Eighteen Thirties

Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone CHAPTER FOUR DURING THE EIGHTEEN THIRTIES The first encroachment on the rural character of Notting Hill was the cutting of the Paddington Branch of the Grand Junction Canal. Several artificial waterways had already been constructed among the manufacturing towns in the north of England, and the canal …

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