Person    | Female  Born 21/2/1915  Died 29/12/1964

Claudia Jones

Born Trinidad. Moved to New York where she became a Communist. Caught up in the McCarthy trials she was imprisoned and then extradited to Britain in December 1955.  Became a community organiser after the Notting Hill race riots in 1958.  Started an indoor annual event which grew to become the Notting Hill Carnival.  Contributed to the lives of West Indians in London.  Died at home, Lisburne Road, Gospel Oak.  Buried Highgate Cemetery, beside Karl Marx in what was for a long time an unmarked grave but then "a group of youngsters from the Afro Caribbean Organisation in King’s Cross ... raised money to buy a headstone in 1984."  From the Camden New Journal.

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Claudia Jones

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Claudia Jones

Unveiled during the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008.

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Claudia Jones - Carnival Village

Carnival Village honours Claudia Jones, 1915 - 1964, publisher, political act...

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Local people (King's Cross)

Local people (King's Cross)

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James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey is the 1st on the right of the seven boys sitting in the photograph of the scout troop. He was born on 15 February 1900 in Walworth, the eldest of the thirteen children of Jame...

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Polish Heritage Society

Polish Heritage Society

Exists to remember, record and propagate among the wider British public the contribution of Poles to our shared, common cultural and historical heritage within the United Kingdom.

Group, Community / Clubs, History, Poland

4 memorials
Fitzjohn’s Residents’ Association

Fitzjohn’s Residents’ Association

2018: We can't find anything on-line to indicate that they are currently active.

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