Category Archives: Kensington

Young Liberal Skiffle Party

Sometime in 1957

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Rally by Fascist Oswald Mosley 1959

A political rally held by the fascist Oswald Mosley in 1959

The following is taken from Wikipedia

Shortly after the 1958 Notting Hill race riots, Mosley briefly returned to Britain to stand in the 1959 general election at Kensington North. Mosley led his campaign stridently on an anti-immigration platform, calling for forced repatriation of Caribbean immigrants as well as a prohibition upon mixed marriages. Mosley’s final share of the vote was 8.1%

Two years later when working for the Daily Mirror, Alisdair caught another more satisfyingly positioned image of Oswald.

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Helping Out

A slightly uncertain looking policeman helps what appears to be a lost Canadian soldier to find their way around London.

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Knowing that many of these photos where taken around Kensington I was trying to work out where this could be. At first I thought the art deco looking building in the background looked a bit like a large hall such as the Olympia Exhibition Centre or perhaps the large Barkers store on High Street Kensington.

Using Google Streetview I looked down from Barkers and saw the building where Marks & Spencer is now found and *think* I found a match.

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