Hello, Doris Besant was my grandmother, she sadly passed away in 2009. My Grandfather Fred is still alive and has lived in Ladbroke Grove for over 40 years since moving from Powis Square in the early 70’s.
We sadly lost my father recently and we are in the process of organising his funeral.
So strange to find your message, if you get this reply please do get in touch, would be interesting to know your connection. You can also look me up on Facebook, my name is Chevaun Besant.
My name is Nick, i'm 23 years old and I'm Italian. I played football in Italy for more than ten years and just over a year ago i moved to London, near Ladbroke grove, for working reasons. I'm currently looking for a football club where to keep playing.
I know you train guys from 11 to 15, but there is a chance that you could put me in touch with someone from the senior team to see if they are looking for any players?
Thank you so much
Ive just moved to Notting Hill.
Thx for the info above which is very useful to know..
Question: in the morning i see a lot of police presence outside ladbroke Grove station, whats that about? Does anyone know?
Also i wld love to be part of the community and make friends in the area, any suggestions how Zi go about this is very useful
Yes Fred is well and Alan is living in margate had a nasty accident and broke he's back I am in contact with them so if you want a message passed on I will pass it for you
We do i don't know about others
Hi there Del, Widgi Lisi is still about and his wife Christine is on Facebook. If you check our groups we are in on there called Born in W10 and also Old Notting Hill and North Kensington, i am one of the Admins on the latter, if you ask to join i can add you
doris passed away about 4 years ago,fred is living in ladbroke grove still
I am trying to find the name Besant. Think there was a Doris that was awarded a MBE or OBE many years ago.
They lived on Powis Sq had a son called Alan.
Anybody know what happened or where he is?
In his house, a very big house in the country
I lived there for a while and my mum hated it yh there is some nice roads but over all its just blocks of flats and bullshit to be honest I hear about shootings all the time and stabbings tht. Happen there
are you still about Your dad was my god farther I lived in Rackham street my dad was your dads best mate his name was fred stephens contact me please Del Stephens
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Just moved here. My street is beautiful! All the the neighbours have talked to me from the first day. Even took me in for a cup of coffee? NEVER has that happened to me in London! Like living in what a real neighbourhood should be. It takes all sorts and you have to be part of the solution not the problem. Plenty of people around at night - this is a city - with streets - you have to be streetwise wherever you are in the world.
I want to move into a flat in St. Quintin Avenue. How safe is the area?
It is the tube bridge in ladbrook grove
Hi very famouse film that was filmed all around harrow road through ladbrook grove around notting hill right down to shepards bush and to white city
It is Called The Blue Lamp
portobelo will be gone soon because the posh people are buy the property and the want it cleaned away because of the noise from the market so beware dont sell your house if you want the market place there
I am interested in a list of films I can rent to watch, made about Ladbroke Grove, preferably by independent film-makers, dealing with the fifties Race Riots, bands of Ladbroke Grove, writers, poets, critics, etc..
I also need to retrieve archives on Ladbroke Grove. Where do I start asking to see film footage, articles, photos, cartoons, on Ladbroke Grove, in the Sixties, Seventies, and eighties?
Any help would be enormously appreciated.
Where is the iron bar
no, if your about gangs youll get shot or stabbed, and if your not youll get robbed
I LIVE IN LADBROKE GROVE AND HAVE SEEN THE AREA CHANGE IN APPEARANCE AS THE COUNCIL AND GOVERNMENT GIVE IT THE FALSE NAME OF NOTTING HILL AND TRY TO RIP ITS HEART AWAY. HOWEVER I HAVE ALSO NOTCED THE HIGH AMOUNTS OF KNIFE, GUN CRIME AND DRUG DEALERS AND CRACKHEADS. IT IS PROBABLY THE WORST IN WEST LONDON AND THE CORRUPT POLICE IN THE AREA DONT HELP ONE BIT, JUST A BUNCH OF RACIST NAZI'S WHO WANT TO BEAT UP AND MAKE LIFE HELL FOR ETHNIC MINOROTIES AND POOR PEOPLE.
Theres shooting events all the time in ladbroke grove, Theres been about 7 since the start of 2009
yeahhh, plenty. I'm not sure what you got in mind but Portobello Green's always got live acts going on there till late.
Around that area there's always a couple live things going on. Saw a "Rock'n'Roll Public Library." down there today. There's usually a piano left put for people to play around the Green too.. It's all good around there for live music
A very lively area,near Portobello Rd Market and Golbourne Rd (Moroccan market and cafes). The St. Quintin Ave/St. Marks Rd. area has plenty of trees, cafes,and an attractive park. If coming back late at night you can use Latimer Rd. station rather than Ladbroke Grove, if you prefer quieter streets. I find it very safe and it is very well served by public transport
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hi, are there any live music venues in Notting Hill?
i got robbed in ladbroke grove by two black guys with a dog and they took my phone. i used to think that ladbroke grove was a decent area but not anymore
The Tabernacle, in Powis Square, W11 will re-open as a major events venue in West London with a re-furbished restaurant and activities for all, such as Capoeira, Ballet and Yoga.
I'm thinking of moving to a flat on Portnall Rd near the corner of Shirland Rd in Ladbroke/Queens Park and am wondering how safe it is around there. I know London is very mixed up and don't mind a bit of grittyness but wonder if it's not so great to go jogging in the area (I'm female) or head home alone at night etc?
Thanks for your advice and help!
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Hi, .... My Garndmother lived in Bramley Rd, from the 50's through to the late 60's in what was then Curtis's removel business.... It has since been turned into a well known radio studio !!!!
You asked about the Portobello still being called " The Lane " i can remember it being called that , so, i don't really know if they do now , but i know i miss it so much.
Me and my family lived up the other end of the Portobello Rd, i used to go to Ladbroke girls school from 65 to 69 , so, it hold's special memory's for me !!!!
i now live over the other side of London S.E and it's nothing compared to W.11,
I guess the flat you have looked at is somewhere near the Virgin Active Fitness Centre? I have walked around this area, to the tube, to work, to use the gym, to the library and the shops, for years and have never had any problems.
It depends on your attitude. If you stand out as looking
'posh' you might get picked on but if you blend in you'll be OK.
We have a lovely room available and can provide models, drawing boards and refreshments for life drawing sessions. The sessions can either be tutored or untutored.
Notting Hill / Ladbroke Grove W10
Schedule and Prices
The workshops are suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists. We can provide tuition, if required. We are very flexible, so if you want to get a group together, get in touch and we can work something out. We provide drawing boards, but not easels.
The workshop can be any time, any day. We can run them at the weekend, if that suits you. They can be for just a few hours or all day ! The class will vary in cost depending on numbers and requirements
are there any tarot readers in ladbroke grove, an anyone assist me?
ITS CALLED LADBROKE GROVE 4 A REASON ! ! STAAAHHH......! <3
ISH A GROVE TING :P
I run a drop in Life Art workshop in Holloway in North London every Wednesday evening. I 'm also starting one in Ladbroke Grove / Notting Hill in the New Year- First one Monday January 7th
Have a look on our website www.modelreg.co.uk for details or phone me
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Hello. is there a local man with a van who can move a dishwasher from Kensington to North kensington without bankrupting me !?
Any help much appreciated email :
Just moved to Ladbroke Crescent, want to know more about the area. Thanks
youth social services in ladbroke grove
I would be very interested in joining a book club. Is there one going? I am not sure when the original text was posted but do let me know! Thank you!
we dont want u here. its a peaceful black area.
I lived and grew up in Bramley Road, before they built the flyover. I attended Oxford Gardens and North Kensington Central schools. Tell me, do the locals still call Portobello Road "The Lane"?
hahaha good luck to you if you move to ladbroke grove all u will c is undercover police and sirens goin up 24/7 because of someone gettin stabbed im gettin soo pissed off every1 trying to say grove is good nooo way i am an 18 year old who has grown up here if u were to c half of the stuff i have seen u wouldnt even think of moving here + i was rushed by 15 black bois n had to go to hospital soo yh im just speakin da truth coz da media try n hide the crome soo notting hill prices dont go down
errrrr u dick hed about ladbroke grove is a deceint are i have lived there 4 11 years the pace is a ghetto im suprised u havent been robbed or stabbed yet u fool
no its not trust meeeeeee
is the ladbroke grove area a safe area, especially at night?
It's about a 10 min walk from ladbroke grove to notting hill. Depending on which side of the road you live on will determin if you live in ladbroke grove or notting hill. generally, w11 is notting hill and w10 ladbroke grove. On the grove itself it is kinda bad. Late at night there's always loads of people hanging around, causing trouble. Police cars are always wailing up and down. i live about 4 streets away and it tends to be not too bad. Bike thefts are the main cause for trouble. There have been muggings recently also. Notting hill gate has loads of bars resturants etc it's always busy and open late. Hope this helps some and hope i haven't scared you too much lol
Im hoping to move to Notting hill in the not too distant future, is Ladbroke Grove close to Notting Hill or part of it? Is Notting Hill a safe place? Is it a sociable place for bars/restaurants?
is there a youth club in ladbroke grove
there is a youth club on lancaster road ladbroke grove open to younge teens after 6:00
Want to get my 15 year old brother into a constructive environment,
Is their any youth workshops!!!!
Drama, music, art, in labroke grove he can take part in at weekends
try the grain shop on portobello road
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Hi does anyone know of a vegitarian restaurant that will be open boxing day
how far is Labrok Grove from Central london
I've lived in lots of different areas in London and definitely feel safe walking around Ladbroke Grove. There are loads of families and it has a really friendly feel. After only a short time my neighbours were saying hello when passing in the street, which is very different from other areas I've lived in and definitely makes me feel more secure. As a girl by myself I feel pretty much fine walking around at night, loads of people do, esp around portobello in the summer
couldn't click on any of your addresses, so wondering if a book club has been started around ladbroke grove/notting hill/westbourne park area yet. my email address is
About the book club, I am interested too. If one has been created can someone tell me?
hi, i'm trying to find a guy called Hani, lives in ladbroke grove
Big up leroy ur short lil ass is so sexy ur big
u r deep..lol
I've lived in Grove all my life.I think it is one of the best parts of West London. Theres a couple of crackheads but its a cool area.
S Michaels is there still; the parish priest is Father AB Andrews.
I need to see that boy again, please does anybody heard of him? He is irish, brown hair good looking boy. I'm not in London actually, could nybody HELP me!!!!
I lived in Walmer Road a place called Foreland house it was a lovely place to live id say go and take a look around I havnt been there for a few years now but have family there and they love it.
I'm Astrid, from France, Paris. I'm looking for a 34 years old boy called Jonathan. I met him on the 21st of january 2006 and lost him that same night. I need to be in contact with him. He leaves on Chesterton road. Please, if you have any information email me
no its is not safe place i live round the area
i would be interested in a book club- please let me knwo how far you have got with this posting.
I've lived in the Grove all my life. If you walk down the street with 5 grand's worth of gold on, you WILL get jacked - simple ! There are crackheads and dealers but the area has blanket CCTV surveillance wired direct to the Five O. If you want ultra safe, try Knightsbridge or Belgravia . . . but be prepared to pay double. Oh . . . and avoid looking at ethnic minorities like they shouldn't be there . . . they're part of what made the area as "cool" as it and they'll have been there a damn sight longer than many of the floppy-haired Hugh Grant-types with their sweaters tied around their necks who seem to be trying toturn the area into some kind of Hampstead clone.
i've lived here for 3 years and it's a haven compared to where i last lived(kensal green).Am from manchester and i don't think anywhere in london's safe.grove's got a lot of dealers and quite a few crackheads but in all it's a decent area,although there's quite a few young tearaways,but not half as bad as kensal green.very low gun crime
I used to live at 34 Princedale Road, Not far from Shepherds Bush Market. Is that street still there # 34 was next door to a tobacconists. I think Pottery Lane was our back alley?
I live on an Island On Puget Sound In Washington state USA now and often think about my childhood there, near Elgin Crescent and Holland Park, I went to the Fox School at Notting Hill Gate.
Could anybody tell me if Walmer Road by Kensington Leisure Centre is a safe part of Ladbroke Grove? I'm getting few answers from my friends who say there are good and bad parts of Ladbroke Grove. I have an opportunity to live there and wondered if it is safe.
holmes place on lancaster rd or portobello fitness centre at portobello green or lampton place off westbourne grove
yes kensinton sports centre on walmer rd
Try the pelican or the metropolitan on tavistock rd or visible on portobello between oxford and cambridge gdns although it is a little pricey or the bonaparte on chepstow rd
Try Ken sports centre or the jubilee up by the avenues
I was wonderin wether anyone knows a place where I might be able to learn Thai Kickboxing?
I just moved in the area and I'm looking for a dentist. I don't have a NHS card though
i'm a 21 yr old girl and i've never had any trouble here. yes it is pretty dodgy but you just simply don't put yourself in stupid situations! ie travelling alone at night. i get quite a bit of hassle on the streets but find the best thing is to smile politely and people leave u alone
Me and my boyfriend are moving to the area, (cant wait) but I want a nice trendy local bar that we can both chill in after work or bring our friends over for a spot of lunch, not too expensive and not too cheap! Any suggestions??
i've noticed him quite a lot riding his chopper bike through portobello...good luck and if i hear of him getting stalked...i guess i'm responsible eh? ;-)
i've lived in ladbroke grove for 19 years and the safety of it has seriously improved in the last 3-4 years!
of course there are some places to avoid like the esates but in general it is a very trendy and lovely place to either hang out or live in.
also if it is the road i'm thinking of at the bottom of lancaster road near the swimming baths? this is a really quiet, posh road.
the ladbroke grove area is a safe area, as safe as it can be guaranteed in areas compared to harlesden, peckham and other estates. young people might have a lot to do in the area, there is the west way for football aswell as kensington dragons FC, a local youth football team that play in st marks road. players of 11-14 yo can try out and stay out of trouble whilest involved in sport. email
The other street the church is on is St. Michael's Gardens.
I am looking for a reasonably priced dress maker in the local area to make a formal dress. They would need to be able to cut a pattern from a photograph and create. I will supply fabric.
Can anyone help or point me to a good one?
Hi, my mum & dad got married in St Michael's Church - Ladbroke Grove in in 1942. Is the church still there, and if it is - what's the name of the other street that the church is also on? Thanks for your help.
PS. could tou email the answer to me please?
Outlook not working on my computer either at the moment - would you please mail me?
there is a football team in ladbroke grove, or at least nearby, Kensington Dragons play in St marks park, 2 mins from grove and there are a couple of adult teams who play in st marks, plus all the pitches at west-way, you must move around grove to find this things. I am a coach for kensington dragons, so anyone interested in supporting or in youth players between 11 and 15 interested email me at
I'm thinking of moving to Ladbroke Grove in the next few weeks, but have my concerns on the area. The place I'm looking at is just off Lancaster Road - walking down towards Holland Park.
Is this a safe area?
I'd really appreaciate if someone could give some advice. I have the opportunity of living in marylebone as an alternative but the flat in Labroke is far superior so I'd rather stay there if the area is nice.