Not in Notting Hill


This August Bank Holiday will I think be almost the first that I’ve not been in Notting Hill since I first went there in 1990.


Of course, I’ve also photographed carnival in colour, as well as in black and white and you can see much of my work on My London Diary.

Children’s Day in 2006

Last year I only made it on the Sunday, Childrens’ Day, which isn’t quite so busy, and in 2005, when I was suffering from intense knee pain I set out, dragging myself towards the station to take the train to carnival, but almost passed out as I tried to climb over the footbridge to get to the up platform and had to abandon my plan and crawl home.


A few years ago I had a little exhibition of black and white pictures from the first 10 or so years I went to Notting Hill as a part of a show on carnivals by four photographers, myself and Paul Baldesare, Dave Trainer and Bob Watkins, which you can see online. Mine are the only pictures from Notting Hill.

A little bit of carnival history in 2003

You can see more pictures on My London Diary from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011. and 2012. I was there in 2009, but haven’t yet got around to putting the pictures on the web!


All Saints Road, 2012

So, if like me, you can’t get to dance down Ladbroke Grove this year, you might like to sit down in front of your computer with a bottle of rum or a few cans of Red Stripe, put on some loud reggae and enjoy looking through some of the pictures.


My London Diary : Buildings of London : River Lea/Lee Valley : London’s Industrial Heritage

All photographs on this and my other sites, unless otherwise stated are by Peter Marshall and are available for reproduction or can be bought as prints.

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