Josh de Lisser, Boom Burger owner and manager
The latest opening in Golborne's thriving restaurant scene 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'
Family fun day
Al Amaana Supplementary School, an (MCWG) project, are holding a family fun day at Sion Manning Girls' School on Saturday April 19th from 10 am to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to this free event
Nour Festival 2014
The 2014 Nour Festival of Arts is scheduled for October and November and the organisers are calling for submissions from arts organisations and artists working across all art forms
New chair for Golborne Forum
After eight years as chair of the Golborne Forum Board, Susie Parsons is stepping down and Roger Roberts is taking on the position. Both have been Forum members since the group was founded in April 2006.
Golborne Road Festival 2014 date confirmed
We started 2013 with the bad news about the cancellation of the 2013 Golborne Road Festival due to a council funding cut. The excellent news that came in December is that the funding has been restored and there will be a festival in 2014 and it will be on Sunday July 27th
Wornington Green News
Most of the first new block on the Wornington Green Estate, Orwell Mansions, is now complete. You can walk along Bonchurch Road, between Wornington Road and Portobello Road or down Munro Mews to see the new flats and houses
New website for Hutch
Hutch, the interiors shop on Golborne Road has just launched a new website. Owner Georgia Hendey says, "We've got a particular passion for mid-20th century chairs at the moment which we source and refurbish ourselves."
Golborne Stories – the film
Digital Works, an organisation that makes documentaries with local communities, is making a film called 'Golborne Stories' about Golborne Road and the surrounding area. The film makers have now completed filming
City Living, Local Life
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has just released the 2013 annual report of its City Living, Local Life funding initiative. This is a ward level grants programme, called Love Golborne in Golborne Ward
Unite & Type
Gloria Daniel opened Unite & Type at 341 Portobello Road in September 2012, adding another independent and quirky business to the thriving stretch of Portobello Road between Golborne and Bonchurch roads
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
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
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
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
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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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