Lady King, wife of the Mayor, performing the opening ceremony in Kenley Street, 1904.

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Dignitaries and Mayoress at Kenley street opening

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Lady King, wife of the Mayor, performing the opening ceremony in Kenley Street, 1904.

Lady King is seen here performing the opening ceremony of the Kenley Street houses with the Mayor Councillor J P Williams (on her left). Previously known as William Street this was one of the worst streets in the Notting Dale area. Her husband Sir Henry Seymour King, first Mayor of Kensington, made a private large interest free loan so that the slum properties could be bought. The results of refurbishing and rebuilding can be clearly seen

Location of original: LSvf Kenley Street
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