The City Living, Local Life funded Colville Community History Project presents ‘Notting Hill at War’. The Colville Community History Project aims to preserve and celebrate local community history with exhibitions and events at the Tabernacle in Powis Square and the North Kensington Library. The funding it has received through City Living Local Life will enable residents to learn more about local history in this, the centenary year of World War I.

Publication1The free exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I,  the anti-German Electric Cinema riots on Portobello Road, the 70th anniversary of the Clydesdale V1 bomb attack during World War II and local war heroes. The exhibition will feature an illustrated bombsite map display, accompanied by wartime, before and after photographs, and artifacts.

Tom Vague, of the Community History Project said: “The Notting Hill at War Exhibition will certainly prove to be a fascinating showcase of our local history, in this, the centenary year of World War I. We are grateful to our local councillors and City Living, Local Life for supporting us in this worthwhile community project, and hope to see residents of all ages coming down to the Tabanacle”

The ‘Notting Hill at War’ booklet can be purchased from the Notting Hill Bookshop at £3 or can be downloaded here. The exhibition will kick off at 7pm on the 23rd with a slideshow presentation from Tom.

Visit the Colville Community Forum website to access the Colville Community History Project Newsletters, containing the full compilation of Kensington News and West London Times 1914-18 war reports of the anti-German riots and local life in North Kensington a hundred years ago.

Come along to the Tabernacle June 23-29, and be a part of history!

For more information, email:

The Tabernackle, Notting Hill

35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London W11 2AY

tel : 020 7221 9700