Group    From 1965 

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The borough was formed in 1965 by the merging of the separate former boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. It was originally planned to call it just Kensington, but Chelsea was added after local protests.

The vestries of Kensington and of Chelsea were precursors to this body.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Avondale Park

This park was acquired and laid out by the Vestry of Kensington with financia...

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Dovehouse Green - blue plaques

{Top plaque:} To celebrate the silver jubilee of Elizabeth II 1952-1977 and ...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Abbotsbury Gate

Abbotsbury Gate - Holland Park Made possible by the bequest of the late Miss ...

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Albert Bridge - troops

In 1831 the Broughton Suspension Bridge collapsed as a troop of 74 men marche...

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Arthur Stanley Wint

Arthur Stanley Wint 1920 - 1992, RAF pilot,doctor & diplomat, gold medal ...

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Boy David

Commissioned to create a WW1 memorial to the Machine Gun Corps Derwent Wood p...

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Campden Hill Square

Campden Hill Square was laid out by Joshua Flesher Hanson in 1826. Gates and ...

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Leland Lewis Duncan

Leland Lewis Duncan

Historian, author and public servant. Born in Lewisham. He served in the War Office for forty years and was rewarded with an M.V.O. (Member of the Victorian Order) and an O.B.E. His interest in loc...

Person, History, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Samuel Whitbread

Samuel Whitbread

Brewer and member of parliament. Born at Cardington, near Bedford. He set up a small brewery in London in 1742. He amassed a large fortune and invested heavily in property. M.P.for Bedford in 1768....

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir Rowland Hill

Sir Rowland Hill

Initiator of the uniform Penny Post in 1840. Due to him Britain was the first country to use adhesive stamps and thus we do not have to put the name of our country on them. This is analogous to the...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

5 memorials
Alderman John Fettes

Alderman John Fettes

Chairman of the Westminster Town Hall Committee in 1920.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
William Nicholson

William Nicholson

Distiller, politician, cricket player, benefactor.  Born Upper Holloway into a gin distillery family.  They made Lamplighter gin at Three Mills on the River Lea.  The business moved into running pu...

Person, Benefactor, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration

1 memorial