Regular blog and Cuppa readers will have noticed the recent history projects City Living, Local Life has supported, and we are now pleased to present the Maxilla Archive, the One Potato film and website and the latest edition of Colville Community History’s new newsletter!

The Maxilla Archive

Following the launch exhibition in May, the Maxilla Archive is now online!

Documenting the journey of community action from local residents, organisations and the local authority that led to the creation of the Maxilla Children’s Centre the archive can be found at

One Potato 

Premiering at Chelsea Theatre last month, the making of One Potato saw children from Servite Primary School talk with local older people to discover how play has (or hasn’t) changed over the past 80 years. Created in partnership with Age UK Kensington & Chelsea and local media charity digital:works, the children played a large role in creating, filming and producing the following short film:

A wealth of interviews and resources related to the project can be found at

Colville Community History: Muhammad Ali and the London Free School

If you missed Tom Vague’s talk on May 14, then do not worry – the latest newsletter is out for download!

In the run-up to his second fight against Henry Cooper, Muhammed Ali visited North Kensington in 1966 and spent some time at the London Free School. With interviews, photographs and Tom’s forensic insight, Colville Community History Issue 15 [pdf] may just be a knockout…

For more information on the Colville Community History Project visit