The mayor and local press watch as the foundation stone is placed during the construction of the youth hostal in Holland Park House in 1958.
Sadly the YHA was threatened with closure earlier this year after 56 years of service but seems to still be running.
Uncertain as to the nature of the work but I am assuming it relates to post-war reconstruction. The Wiki page states:
“The house was largely destroyed by German firebombing during the Blitz in 1940; today only the east wing and some ruins of the ground floor still remain.”
It seams reasonable to assume this construction a decade or so later was part of the process to ensure the buildings standing.
Standing room only as Holland Park plays host to a symphony orchestra.