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Fun at the Golborne Road Festival!

The 2017 Golborne Road Festival on July 9 had some great weather and hordes of friendly adults and children in party mood. There was delicious food, lots of fun for the kids and a superb line-up of local musicians on the live stage. A thousand thanks to all the volunteer organisers, sponsors and supporters who made the Festival possible!

Enjoy a collection of photos from the day here

Golborne’s Banksy on the move
Golborne’s very own Banksy, which appeared on the side of 274 Portobello Road back in 2007, is to be moved. But it’s not going far – just one storey up on the same building. Luxury property developers Enstar Capital are behind the scheme

Changes in Golborne
You’ll have noticed that the improvements to the Golborne Road streetscape are progressing apace. But that’s not all that’s happening in Golborne – entirely new streets are appearing in the ward as well

The Eagle re-opens
The Eagle at 250 Ladbroke Grove has changed hands again, but the good news is that it’s still a proper local pub. The new owner is Hippo Inns, a small chain with eight pubs around London

Roger Mayne exhibition
Roger Mayne (1929 -2014) was a highly esteemed photographer who made many images of street life in Southam Street in Golborne. Now, there’s a major exhibition of his work at the Photographer’s Gallery in Soho

Portobello plans from Westway
The Westway Trust has published its new set of plans for the development of the area around the flyover including Acklam Village, Portobello Green, Portobello Green Arcade and Acklam Road car park

Local history: St Joseph's Home for the Elderly
Golborne has seen many changes over the years, changes that continue with developments like the renewal of the Wornington Green Estate. One big change that happened in the 1980s was the demolition of St Joseph's Home for the Elderly

Goldfinger Factory
Goldfinger Factory is a social enterprise based in Trellick Tower that turns waste into gold by using discarded materials to build cutting-edge furniture and trains local people in craft skills

Focus on business: Green Endings
Green Endings, an independent funeral directors, has just opened at 42 Golborne Road. Founded in 2000, the company has branches in Tufnell Park and Twickenham and it aims to offer a wider choice of funeral arrangements

Wild West 10
Golborne Road film now online
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

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