One of the best things I've seen done on Portobello. The Veg stall holders - the unsung heroes of the area. The way everyone tells their stories to the children interviewing them put TV 'journalists' to shame. Thank you for a job worth doing and done so well.
Robina, W11


Very impressive, informative and real. I lived in the area from '85 and have seen the changes which I hope won't change much more but good to understand it's beginnings. Thank you.
G. Sanchez, W10


Well done to all the children involved in making this documentary. I grew up in this area some 40 years ago and it really brought back some wonderful memories. Please keep up the good work.
Richard, TW14


Great! Good to get children interested in the history and importance of their local community.
Kenny, W11

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History TrailChoosing photos at the Local Studies Library

On a history trail of Portobello Road with local historians, Tom Vague and Maggie Tyler, and at the Kensington & Chelsea Local Studies Library choosing old photographs.



Training in camera and interviewing techniques.


conducting an oral history interviewInterviewing a trader

Conducting an Oral History interview and interviewing a local market trader.


traders and shoppers view the filmintroducing the film at school assemblyscreening at Portobello Pop-up cinemaScreening at HistoryTalk

Some of the over 120 traders and shoppers have a good time watching the film; some of the film makers introducing the film at their school assembly in front of over 200 peers; an enthusiastic 200+ audience for the screening at the Portobello Pop-up Cinema; 30 people present at the HistoryTalk screening and Q&A with the young film-makers.

Heritage Lottery fund