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Dumpted as a baby in Notting Hill London. 1948

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Jean Report 9 Oct 2013 08:27

Hi Pat,

I lived in Westbourne Park Road , right next to Portobello Market .
I don't remember Ladbroke Upper . The school right next to ours was Cardinal Manning boys school , we used to spend most of our lunch break looking over the fence at the boys (very sad ) .
Do you remember which primary school you went to ?
I must have been at Cardinal Manning in about 1957 /8.


Ru Report 9 Oct 2013 11:14

Hi Pat and Jean,

Ladbroke Upper was part of the integration of the schools in the area. They closed some schools and opened new ones. Those schools that were closed were divided between the new large Comprehensive school of Holland Park and Ladbroke Upper in Ladbroke Grove.

This is from memory and I hope someone can correct me on this.

Thank you Jean for your information on St Mary of All Angles church and school. I lived in Westbourne Grove (around the corner from St. Mary's church) and went to Colville Primary School. Colville School was on the edge of Portobello Road.

Now any of this may be of help to Pat for tracing the early days of her schooling.

How have you got on with the information we gave on this site? Does this connect to anyone you can remember to help you find your birth mother.



Jean Report 10 Oct 2013 08:37

Hi Sappho,

Of course Colville Primary School, forgot about that , all coming back to me know, thanks for reminding me.

St.Mary's of the Angels was such a small school , I remember we had a playground on the school roof and had to walk to another building along Westbourne Grove for our lunch , Happy Days ( or maybe not )

Hi Pat,
have you had any luck ? there are lots of good suggestions on here .



Patricia Report 12 Oct 2013 22:31

I started at St Frances infant's, but did not get on with the nuns. Then went to St James school it was to be for a short while ,until i was old enough to accept the nuns[ never happened]. Then Avondale Park and on to Ladbroke school . Pat


Patricia Report 12 Oct 2013 22:37

Ladbroke Upper school Was at the top of St. Marks Road, which backed onto St Charles Square. Ladbroke Lower school was near to the old picture house The Royality.


Ru Report 13 Oct 2013 10:58

Thank you Pat for that information. Used to Roller Skate down Barlby Road from hill in Ladbroke Grove fast as you like to the park. I only fell over once!

Great memories. All these places in the right area for your research.

Keep us informed how you are going with the information so far.



Patricia Report 13 Oct 2013 17:27

Sappho. Have walked around most of the places in the last few weeks, strange feeling. Pat


zoe Report 27 Oct 2013 13:05

pareicia I truly hope you find what your looking for the lady may who brought you up sounds like a lovely lady good luck