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A glimpse into Notting Hill’s history with this short film on Notting Hill Housing

Anyone interested in the history of Notting Hill and its residents should take a look at this fascinating video on the formation of Notting Hill Housing. This housing association was formed in the early 1960s as a result of the appalling living conditions that some residents faced – alongside other social issues that immigrants were forced for endure. The video shows a different side to Notting Hill that some of you may not be aware of, especially in contrast to what much of the area is like today.

Marking 50 years since the association’s formation, the video features interviews with those linked to Notting Hill Housing including Ann Kenrick, daughter of the founder, Reverend Bruce Kenrick, and the Trust’s first Chief Executive, John Coward OBE. It is highly recommended viewing – take a look below:

1 Comment

  • Laura
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    It’s too bad the film doesn’t show any of the actual homes that they built, or the floor plans, or even mention the square footage or number of bedrooms and baths in a typical home. The film is all about the people who started the trust, and nothing else.

    Hard to believe that they need 1000 employees and 300 volunteers to produce 1500 housing units per year.

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