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Kensington Court Resident’s Association Annual Street Party

Another wonderful party for local residents and businesses was held in Thackeray Street at the weekend.  Organised by Kensington Court Residents Association Committee this was the fourth year where locals of all ages could meet and drink together (or play depending upon the age).  For younger members there was the attraction of a Fire Engine, a ‘Kids Korner’ and nail painting.  For the adults, a most generous array of food and drink provided by local businesses, and accompanied by music, the chance to mix and mingle.  Despite the downpour it was a lovely afternoon and congratulations to the huge number of individuals and businesses involved in making it such a success. Profits raised from the raffle are being given to the Knightsbridge Group of Riding for the Disabled.

Supported by Benham & Reeves, Babylon & The Roof Garden, Cote, Gallery 19, Grainger Plc, Kall Kwik, Kensington Square Kitchen, Lumina, Montparnasse, Ottoemezzo, Thackeray Estate Agents, The Builders Arms, the Milestone Hotel and The Yellow Self Storage Company.

Raffle Prizes donated by Arcadia, Cote, Gallery 19, Imenio Hair & Beauty, Lucy Elliott Photography, Miles & Miles Self Drive Ltd, Pomegranate, Thackeray Gallery, The Milestone Hotel and Valentino Hair & Beauty.

As well as the above, thanks must go to:

Watch Manager Lee Jackson and team from Blue Watch, Kensington Fire Station for bringing the Fire Tender.

KCRA Chairman John Gau, Sandra French, Susan Gau, KCRA committee and team of volunteers.

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Images and copyright;  Lucy Elliott www.lucyelliottphotography.com

 

HRH Prince Michael of Kent unveils memorial to Colonel Carlos at Royal Hospital Road

Some 90 descendants of Colonel William Carlos attended this event, of all ages, together with representatives from Royal Hospital Road. Carlos was credited with saving King Charles II by hiding him in the Boscobel Oak whilst Cromwell’s army were searching for him. King Charles II is recognised as the founder of Royal Hospital Chelsea, when in 1681 he issued a Royal Warrant for its foundation. Each Founder’s Day, as it was today, the statue is covered with oak leaves to remind us of his escape after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The text of the King’s 1658 Grant of Arms to Colonel Carlos makes clear the King’s conviction that the Colonel’s actions at Boscobel were the main reason for his own, and thus the Royal Family’s, survival.

From an anthropological perspective it was lovely to see 90 people introducing each other to other parts of this extended family and find out exactly how they were related.  Congratulations must go to John Doble (descendant) who organised much of today’s event.

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Images and Copyright:  Lucy Elliott / Lucy Elliott Photography