The Street Where the Riches of Ages are Stowed

I’m a girl from North Kensington, born in London but I moved out to the town I live in when I was just a couple of years old. My grandmother and my great grandmother both lived in North Kensington and Ladbroke Grove in London for many years after we moved. I’d go stay with my Grandmother and one of the highlights was what felt like the very long walk to Portobello Road Market. I just looked at a map and it really was close by but kids always feel like things are further away than they are when they have to walk it! Even in the 70s and 80s Portobello Road was always a hive of activity with sounds, smells and people of a hundred or more different cultures and backgrounds. I don’t even recall us ever buying much when we went, we browsed, she stopped to talk to people who I thought she knew but later realised Londoners of my Nan’s era just used to talk to anyone as if they had known them all their life. My nan would explain the history of the places we passed and talk about my Grandfather, who I never met, and life when my Dad was a kid and getting into all kinds of trouble and shenanigans. Stories about a completely different age where if you were a kid and misbehaved in the street you were likely to get a ‘clip round the ear-ole’ from any passing adult as well as being frogmarched home to get another one from your Dad.

It’s my Dad’s birthday today he’s 74 and my Grandmother, his Mum is still alive and kicking at the grand old age of 95. They were both in my thoughts as I put this photo together.

 

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