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Golborne Road Festival 2014


We're delighted to report that the Golborne Road Festival is back after a year off, and in 2014 features features live music, dance, food from around the world, children’s entertainment, arts and community stalls and a ping pong tournament

Golborne Road
Golborne Road improvements: Consultation
Kensington and Chelsea Council has launched a consultation exercise on plans for the Golborne Road streetscape. Proposals are intended to improve the street environment, upgrade lighting and tackle parking problems

InTRANSIT Arts Festival
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s InTRANSIT Arts Festival runs from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th July. The Festival includes some intriguing events in the Golborne area at Salvage City in Acklam Village and at the Goldfinger Factory

Get on Board
Trustee recruitment garden party
The Get on Board Kensington and Chelsea project supports local charities looking for new trustees. The project is throwing an evening garden party on Thursday 17th July in Ladbroke Grove when you can find out more about being a trustee

Polling card
Golborne Ward election results
The Labour Party retained all three Golborne Ward seats in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council election on May 22nd. Emma Dent Coad and Pat Mason were both re-elected, and Bevan Powell was elected for the first time

Wild West 10
Golborne Road film now online
The new oral history documentary about Golborne Road, Wild West 10 – Golborne Stories of Struggle and Resistance, made by Year 5 children from Bevington Primary School and arts organisation Digital:Works is now available to watch here

Sew Portobello
Sew Portobello
Sew Portobello, which brings together women to make and sell textile goods, is now recruiting. Women are welcome to join and, as well as sewing, activities include helping on a Portobello Road stall and setting up and running craft clubs

V&A Museum
Art & Expression at the V&A
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is running a programme of arts workshops in a social setting at the Victoria and Albert Museum aimed at people living with early-stage dementia and their carers and friends

Boom Burger
Boom Burger
The latest Golborne restaurant opening is Boom Burger at 272 Portobello Road, under the Westway. Burger joints have been proliferating around London but Boom Burger has its own unique take – burgers made with 'loud Jamaican flavours'

Trellick Tower
Golborne's built heritage
What do a 19th-century cast-iron horse trough on Harrow Road and Trellick Tower have in common? They're both in Golborne ward, and they're both English Heritage listed structures is the answer

The Eagle
What happened to Golborne's pubs?
Up until the mid-1980s, Golborne Ward had at least nine public houses built in the Victorian era, but like many places in Britain the number of pubs has fallen steeply. Today we're left with four, the Earl of Portobello, Frames, the Player and the Eagle

Golborne bomb map
Website maps WWII bombs
Bomb Sight, a fascinating new website launched at the end of 2012, maps the bombing that London suffered during the most active part of the World War II Blitz in 1940 and 1941. Golborne Ward suffered eight high explosive bomb hits during that period

Smugglers Way
Where does our rubbish go?
Ever wondered where your rubbish goes? To find out, Golborne Life accepted an invitation to visit the Smugglers Way Materials Recycling Facility in Wandsworth

Robin’s eggs
Golborne wildlife - photo feature
You don’t have to visit London Zoo to see wildlife. This gallery of birds and insects were photographed in a small garden on the Swinbrook Estate
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Golborne History
One thousand years of Golborne
A thousand years ago, the area that is now Golborne Ward was part of the great forest of Middlesex. By the middle of the fifteenth century, this forest had been cleared and had been replaced by meadows and farmland