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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