Emergency appeal: malicious attack on pro-JC campaigner

9 Jul

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Todays demo. Food parcels gone within 30 mins, cold weather returns and a local Workprogramme organisation behaving badly… again.

8 Apr

The poor side of life

Before the demo started I went for a cuppa at the local cheap cafe to both warm up and to have a chat with any antendees before we start. I was right to do so as a chap that we speak to regularly saw me there and had a chat in the warm.

More or less as soon as I arrived, so did the food parcels and other members of the group. There was already a queue of people waiting for them which is always sad to see. They all went within half an hour, all to people that genuinely need them.

We don’t judge people, nor ask too many questions that aren’t benefit related. And it’s best that way. We gain the trust of most people and that can only be a good thing.

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We were stopped by quite a few people, but it was a bit quieter than…

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MOSES WAS A CROCODILE

4 Apr

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Labour Right’s #NHSmarch shame

5 Mar

Yesterday was a thrilling and inspiring day, as 250,000 people marched in London against the Tories’ war of attrition on the NHS. Labour MP Aneurin Bevan, the ‘father’ of the NHS …

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Petition: Have an independent enquiry into BBC impartiality and neutrality

24 Dec

Petition: Have an independent enquiry into BBC impartiality and neutrality Petition: Have an independent investigation into BBC Impartiality & Neutrality petition.parliament.uk The BBC Claims t…

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Princess Louise Hospital – a community history project

6 Dec

Princess Louise Kensington, a Hospital’s Story 1924-1989, by John Cannon was published by Kensington & Chelsea Community History Group in 1989. Unfortunately,  the book is now out of prin…

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I know was born here in 1960,  but my parents only lived in Kensington for about eight years, then we moved to the coast.

I’m trying to find out if I was readmitted  here (or hospitalised elsewhere) in 1962/3  for penicillin poisoning, measles  complications, septicaemia. I know I had to learn to walk and talk again. I know I was in hospital for at least six months, if not longer, apparently “I swelled up like a puff ball”  according to my mother (Who had an American governess, hence the idiom.)

Unfortunately that’s all I know because neither of my parents were particularly communicative in general.

They have both since passed on.  I am now have severe disabilities  and I’m trying to find out if everything ‘started’ from that episode.

Princess Louise Hospital – a community history project

26 Nov

North Kensington Histories

The Hospital on completion in 1928. The entrance to the Hospital on Pangbourne Avenue on completion in 1928.

Princess louise book coverPrincess Louise Kensington, a Hospital’s Story 1924-1989, by John Cannon was published by Kensington & Chelsea Community History Group in 1989. Unfortunately,  the book is now out of print and the hospital has been demolished!

Photos gathered together for a community history project and for the publication of the book have come to light in the North Kensington Community Archive, stored in the RBK&C Local Studies Department. Some of the photos are shown here.

Included also are photographs taken as part of the project when children from a local school visited the hospital to talk to the older people. There was an exhibition at the the hospital in November 1989 showing the history which included the memories of those who remembered using the hospital.

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Welcoming Queen Elizabeth on her Royal Tour of Kensington, 1953

In 1989, elderly patients filled the wards where children had played. In 1989, elderly…

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