Kept 4 times
You can probably still buy shorts like that today - shows how original the designers are.
Remembered 10 months ago
I was there in '91 when there was a stabbing and it was got pretty crazy. It was so busy we ended up just walking home. It seems to have become much less violent over the years which is a great.
22nd Aug 2012
Although I have never been my Grandmother Rhaune was instrumental in starting the carnival.Maybe one day I shall return to the old dart..
I may go but I shall be wearing a bullet/stab proof vest!
23rd Aug 2012
I used to go to Notting Hill on duty as a police officer and over the years detested the cacophony, squalor and anarchy. I remember clearly people asking us how to get to wherever within the carnival and then a couple of hours later the same people asked for the quickest way out. The original concept was good but soon became overtaken by the under classes that infiltrated it and turned it into a crime fest. Now that I'm retired I have the option of not going which I elect to do every time.
Oh Happy days !!!! Carnivals in Australia can't hold a candle to the UK
hi , i did not attend Silvermere school, i attended Lyndonthanks
i was there in 81, we had a fantastic time ,the people were lovely ,everyone was happy and there was great music and costumes it was a real time for the family to get together
I used to live in Notting hill gate W8. Great area. Never been to the carnival, no desire to go, mainly for the reasons given by Derek Middlemass.
I have fantastic memories of the Carnival, as I have gone every year since 1976. Travelling to London from Saturday until Tuesday for the street party.
It was good in the 80's .... bad in the 90's .... went last year & was surprised how boring & predictable it's become!!!!!
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