Category Archives: People

Cleaning Graffiti off the Doors

Boys help clean off the remains of swastikas daubed on the doors of a synagogue in Kensington Park Road.

A cutting stuck to the back of a contact print named the road and unfortunate circumstances behind the image while the unique decoration to the building meant it was easy to locate the building as today. The block is now home to a gym call The Library




Launching a model boat in Kensington Gardens

Mr. Montagu Cleeve of Eldon Road, Kensington launches his boat “Solaire” on the Round Pond, Kensington Gardens after 30 years work in May 1959.

The boat is a model of the 999 ton ship of the Royal Yacht Squadron in the 1920’s.

The Round Pond in Kensington Gardens is home of the oldest model yacht club in the country, theĀ Model Yacht Sailing Association.

(These notes were found on rear of a negative sheet found in another box). The link to the obituary may be to an incorrect but identically named individual.





London New Year Celebration 1958-9

Londoners see in the new year in spectacular fashion beside the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus.

The statue has been boarded up to prevent people climbing onto its fragile limbs, this still happens every year.


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It looks like the streets remained open





Some revellers make their way on the front of the Forte Hotel beside the Criterion Theatre. The theatre is still in place.

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