Category Archive: Notting Dale

May 31

Christian Effort in the Kensington Potteries

NOTE: This article first appeared as ‘Christian Effort in the Kensington Potteries, Notting Hill’ authored by Robert Lee in the London City Mission Magazine during March 1902 and has been made available thanks to local historian Tom Vague and the Colville Community Forum.  Notting Dale ‘Christian Effort in the Kensington Potteries, Notting Hill’ by Robert Lee, London City Mission …

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May 29

In the Potter’s Field

NOTE: This article first appeared as ‘In the Potter’s Field’ in the London City Mission Magazine during October 1911 and has been made available thanks to local historian Tom Vague and the Colville Community Forum.  Facing the disused kiln is the entrance to Avondale Park, the site of which was given by Sir Henry Robson to mark the year …

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May 28

Off the Track in London – in the Royal Borough of Kensington

NOTE: This article first appeared as ‘Off the Track in London – in the Royal Borough of Kensington’ by George Sims (first published in The Strand magazine 1904 as ‘Off the Track in London’, and as ‘The Avernus of Kensington – Highest Death Rate in London’ in St Clement’s parish magazine 1911). It has been made available …

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May 25

The Rag Fair, Notting Dale

NOTE: This article first appeared in the North Kensington Citizen during May 1939 and has been made available thanks to local historian Tom Vague and the Colville Community Forum.  The Rag Fair started because of the existence of the workhouse in the locality many years ago. It was held in two residential streets far from public transport. …

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May 24

North Kensington and Notting Dale Local History Project

Thanks to historian Tom Vague and the Colville Community Forum, a series of articles from local history projects in W10 and W11 have been made available to The Underground Map. The Rag Fair North Kensington Citizen May 1939     In The Potter’s Field       Christian Effort in the Kensington Potteries Christian Effort in the …

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Mar 14

James Bartle’s Western Iron Works

James Bartle was born in Camborne, Cornwall in 1826 and the 1851 census shows him working in Islington. In 1854 he founded the iron foundry at at 236A Lancaster Road. It made coachwork and iron castings including manhole covers, lamp posts and railings. A great speciality for years was the complete equipment of gasworks plant, …

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Mar 12

A lost view

We just came across these photos nestling deep within the website of the Ruston Mews (Notting Dale) Association. They were taken in 1968 by a resident of the Mews which lies just to the south of Ladbroke Grove station. In those days, the land between the street and the station was a “no man’s land” …

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