Plaque

Claudia Jones

Erection date: 22/8/2008

Inscription

Claudia Jones, 1915 - 1964, mother of Caribbean Carnival in Britain, organised an annual carnival from January 1959 as a community response to the 1958 August Bank Holiday Notting Hill riots.
Nubian Jak Community Trust
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Unveiled during the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008.

Site: Claudia Jones & Rhaune Laslett-O'Brien (2 memorials)

W10, Portobello Road / Tavistock Sq

Our photo shows the Jones plaque on the north side of this pedestrianised road. The O'Brien plaque faces it on the south side.

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Claudia Jones

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Notting Hill Carnival

It seems that the roots of the Notting Hill Carnival are in dispute since bot...

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Claudia Jones

Born Trinidad. Moved to New York where she became a Communist. Caught up in t...

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Claudia Jones

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The borough was formed in 1965 by the merging of the separate former boroughs...

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Rhaune Laslett-O'Brien

Rhaune Laslett-O'Brien

Unveiled during the Notting Hill Carnival, 2011.

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