I Love The Grove

This Act of Parliament Eventually Created Anti Establishment Movements, A Serial Killer, Race Riots, Counter Culture, Executions, Famous Bands, Conspiracy and a History Like No Other In London. From Cut Throat Lane To The Furthest Edges of Ladbroke Grove, You Are Now Part of An Uncovered and Unique History. Hello and Welcome to the I Love The Grove Podcast and Discover The People Behind The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker in Ladbroke Grove. Each Wednesday, Ladbroke Grove goes under the microscope as businesses, organisations reveal first hand why they created their businesses and organisations were created? The Products and Services they provide? What these products and services do will do for you. Don’t miss a podcast episode by hitting the iTunes Subscribe Button. Of course, if you prefer to be kept up to date by email, every Monday you’ll receive directly into your inbox the latest podcasts, announcements, flash sales and offers including awesome LG events. Subscribe to this Newsletter by entering your name and email address on the www.ilovethegrove.co.uk website. If email isn’t your thing, join the I Love The Grove Facebook page. From this page you’ll see the above and more. If you have a question after you’ve listened to a podcast? Then via the shows Facebook page you’ll be able speak directly with me and or my guests about their products/services and get the answers first hand Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the shows. John Show Host

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Hello and Welcome to the I Love The Grove Podcast and Discover The People Behind The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker in Ladbroke Grove. Each Wednesday, Ladbroke Grove goes under the microscope as businesses, organisations reveal first hand why they created their businesses and organisations were created? The Products and Services they provide? What these products and services do will do for you. Don’t miss a podcast episode by hitting the iTunes Subscribe Button. Of course, if you prefer to be kept up to date by email, every Monday you’ll receive directly into your inbox the latest podcasts, announcements, flash sales and offers including awesome LG events. Subscribe to this Newsletter by entering your name and email address on the www.ilovethegrove.co.uk website. If email isn’t your thing, join the I Love The Grove Facebook page. From this page you’ll see the above and more. If you have a question after you’ve listened to a podcast? Then via the shows Facebook page you’ll be able speak directly with me and or my guests about their products/services and get the answers first hand Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the shows. John Show Host
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-01-21 23:22
last episode published
2017-05-03 20:56
publication frequency
7.88 days
Contributors
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Number of Episodes
80
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3.05.2017

Podcast Ep081: Performance Filmed in Notting Hill

After Killing a Rival in Self-defense, Hoodlum Chas (James Fox) Must Flee Both From The Law and From His Boss, Harry Flowers.  He eventually moves into a house owned by Turner (Mick Jagger), a former rock star who lives with female companions Pherber (...
26.04.2017

Podcast Ep080: Portobello Radio

This is the second time I’ve had Piers Thompson on the show and I wanted to see how far Portobello Radio had become since the previous I Love The Grove episode? As Piers himself puts it “Going great guns!”, The radio show celebrate the rich cultural an...
19.04.2017

Podcast Ep079: 1950s Films Shot Around Ladbroke Grove

In This Episode Aidan McManus Talks About his Favourite 1950s Films Shot in and Around Ladbroke Grove. Finishing off the 1950s Films in this episode, I had never heard of Seven Days to Noon. Nor Secret People. Nor Turn The Key Softly. Nor Sapphia. As a...
12.04.2017

Ep078 - RIP Lucky Gordon, Darcus Howe, Johnny Shannon

Lucky Gordon found himself at the heart of the Profumo Scandal. Darkus Howe was one of the Mangrove Nine and Johnny Shannon a Law abiding Actor, always played the villain. So in this episode recorded in Ladbroke Grove’s spiritual home, Aidan I sat down...
23.09.2016

Ep077 What Happens To Soldiers When War is Over?

More British Soldiers die as a result of committing suicide than are killed in Battle figures suggest. Disclaimer: If you watch this video, some of you will not like what you hear. For those of you that know me, some of you will know that I suffered wi...
7.09.2016

Ep076 How To Climb Walls Like Molly Thompson-Smith

Renowned Climber Molly Thompson-Smith trains at WestWay Climbing. Everyone’s welcome at Westway, whether you’re a first time or an experienced climber. Discover the 350 climbing routes surrounded by 110 roped lines and up to 13.5m Bouldering walls! Wit...
24.07.2016

Ep075 Old Notting Hill/North Kensington Facebook Page

Starting DJ-ing in about 1981 Hucker first arrived in Ladbroke Grove working at the Electric Cinema from 1972 and speaks to I Love The Grove. We spoke about, Ladbroke Grove, the Electric Cinema, his DJ career and the absolutely fantastic facebook page ...
14.07.2016

Ep074 Social Cleansing | Fighting Gentrification | Refreshingly Controversial

Kensington & Chelsea Born & Bred, Labour Councillor For The Golborne Ward Fighting Gentrification and Has a Blog That Can Only Be Described As Wonderfully Brutal! Emma Dent-Coad has been a writer and author on design, architecture and planning ...
12.07.2016

Ep073: Ray 'Rougher Jones', Crime, Prison, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism

Brought up in a working-class area of Swansea, Ray veered into a life of shoplifting and small-time drug dealing fuelled by alcohol and driven by gambling. Inevitably, Ray was sent to prison and eventually left Swansea for London such was his growing n...
10.07.2016

Event: The Colville Project& Tom Vague Presents 1966

Renowned Local Historian Tom Vague & The Colville Project Bring 60’s Ladbroke Grove To Life The Year This Decade Exploded! Book & Kitchen 31 All Saints Road London W11 1HE 6pm to 9pm Tuesday 26th July Local History Free Entry Whether you grew u...
29.06.2016

Ep072 The Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp is a 1950 British police drama, directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Warner as veteran PC Dixon, Jimmy Hanley as newcomer PC Mitchell, and a very young Dirk Bogarde as hardened criminal Tom Riley. The title refers to the blue lamps...
13.06.2016

Ep071 Sir Alexander Fleming Discovered Penicillin In The Hospital I Was Born

Sir Alexander Fleming Discovered Penicillin In The Hospital I Was Born In St Mary's Hospital - Paddington Sir Alexander Fleming FRS FRSE FRCS[1] (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist.  His best-known disc...
6.06.2016

Ep070 NW Clean Hugely Succesful Cleaning Company Based in Ladbroke Grove

NW Clean Have a Passion For Restoring Your Space and Appliances To Look Like New. When you get to love your spaces and appliances again, you smile, you’ll recommend  NW Clean to the people you care about, and you enjoy living with possessions that will...
30.05.2016

Ep069 The Perfect Tonic in Ladbroke Grove

Tonic, a Clothing Company Based In Ladbroke Grove Is Owned and Managed By Phil Bickley. Tonic offer a carefully edited selection of classic brands at a good price, no hassle, no 'big sell', just sound advice and friendly service.  This is the kind of p...
23.05.2016

Ep068 An Amazing World Hidden Within Ladbroke Grove - The Kindred Studios

Kindred Studios are not-for-profit maker-spaces situated just off Ladbroke Grove underneath the Westway, in a building formely known as Maxilla. It was started by two artists Jaime Turner and Angelique Schmitt who were looking for a space for themselve...
18.05.2016

Ep067 Notorious Slum Landlord Peter Rachman

Stuck Between Hitler and Stalin, Notorious Notting Hill Slum Landlord Peter Rachman Had Nowhere To Go. Having spent time in Stalins Gulag's Peter Rachman a Polish immigrant fought in the second war from 1941 eventually moving to the UK after his Polish...
9.05.2016

Ep066 Life Coach Louisa Burnand

Imagine as you are reading this right now you feel that there is something in your life at the moment that is not quite how you'd like it to be.  Maybe you are in some sort of transition, and would like some help and support with the decisions and stru...
2.05.2016

Ep065 Tom Vague the Colville Project

Article written by www.NHH50.com We’re featuring a special series by local historian Tom Vague every day this week. Tom first came to Notting Hill in the late 1970s when he was the editor of the post-punk fanzine ‘Vague’ which was distributed by the fi...
25.04.2016

Ep064 The London Free School

A Community Action Adult Education Project ‘The London Free School’ That I Wished Existed Today!It seemed this school consisted of the whose who within the counter culture!Aidan McManus the founder of Flipside London Tours takes us on a wicked journey ...
18.04.2016

Ep063 The History of Ladbroke Grove Architecture With Renowned Architect Andrew Hanson

Ever wondered about the properties we live in? When and who built them? Why they were built in such a way? The purpose behind modern and ex local type properties?In this podcast Andrew Hanson the founder of Hanson Architects brings Ladbroke Grove to li...
11.04.2016

Ep062 Rock n Roll, Drug Fuelled Depression, Homeless, Food Records,

James Simmins has been here in Ladbroke Grove for 25 years, promoting musicians and bands, ensuring their music is seen and heard in local venues. A talented musician himself, he plays solo as a singer songwriter guitarist, as well as in local bands. H...
4.04.2016

Ep061 A Dynamic and Passionate Property Company Based Out of Ladbroke Grove Experts In Short-Term Property Lets.

If you have property that would fit perfectly on a short let, you need to get in contact with Consierge!Each client’s requirements are considered on an individual basis.From giving advice on re-configuring your space, or even watering your plants, ConS...
22.03.2016

Ep059 The Oldest Adventure Playground In UK

 The Venture Community Association (VCA) was established in 1960 and comprises; the oldest Adventure Playground in UK delivering OFSTED registered children’s services, a purpose-built Steel Panyard and a thriving Community Centre. The community centre,...
18.03.2016

Ep058 Sledge, The Rasta of Portobello Road Market, Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill

The West-side of Kensington & Chelsea - Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, All Saints Road, Kensington Park Road, Ledbury Road- were some of his main haunts. However, one of his favorite vistas Hyde Park – The Serpentine, he thought was exceptionally...
16.03.2016

Ep057One of The Best Known Underground Figures of 'Swinging London' In The Late 1960s.

John "Hoppy" Hopkins Was a British Photographer, Journalist, Researcher and Political Activist.At the age of 20 he graduated from Cambridge University (which he had entered on a scholarship in 1955) with a degree in physics and mathematics, and embarke...
14.03.2016

Ep056 In 1977 Just Off Latimer Road Train Station, Notting Hill, A Bohemian Mixture of Artists, Writers, Musicians and Drug Addicts Tear The Establishment Apart.

Press Play Picture By Tony SleepWhat became of the Independent Republic of Frestonia? The United Nations never responded to the application, nor was the notion ever officially dismissed. The Republic of Frestonia is as much a reality now as it was then...
9.03.2016

Ep055 Aussie Construction Engineer Creates Luxurious Menswear Brand Fulfilling a Fabulous Dream

Giving Men’s Fashion a Shot In The ArmThe Eversbrook range of menswear was created to provide formal and leisure garments, all made in the UK.The range is based on Victorian style, combined with modern materials and manufacturing processes. We wanted t...
7.03.2016

Ep054 The Ladbroke Grove Section of The Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks.The Grand Junction Canal is a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonsh...
2.03.2016

Ep053 Massively Influenced By The American Graffiti and The Hip Hop Scene of The 80’s

From first being introduced to Ladbroke Grove Graffiti Scene 25 years ago lead Mark Jackson on a journey of discovery from leading the Tabernacle Community Project to being commissioned by Vogue Magazine for his work.Originally attending Art college in...
29.02.2016

Ep052 Formed In Ladbroke Grove, The Clash Were Considered One of The Most Overtly Political, Explosive and Exciting Bands In Rock and Roll History

The Clash Were An English Punk Rock and That Formed In 1976 As Part of The Original Wave of British Punk. Along With Punk, Their Music Incorporated Elements of Reggae, Dub, Funk and Rockabilly.On 3 April 1976, the then-unknown Sex Pistols opened for Th...
23.02.2016

Ep051 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill in The 80’s Was Amazing Time Centred around The Warwick Castle.

Piers Thompson Is a Professional West Londoner Originally Growing Up On The Worlds End Estate Eventually Moving to Ladbroke Grove in 1988.His career In film spanned over 35 years mainly centred around Chelsea and Soho. Today, Piers has rekindled his re...
23.02.2016

Ep050 Awesome Hidden Secrets of Bain Marie Foods Out In Plain Sight.

So I plucked the courage up to walk in to the Goldfinger Factory under Trellick Tower.I had nervously walked into their world like a timid child at his first day at school not knowing what to expect.The Goldfinger Factory was a podcast episode I had be...
22.02.2016

Ep049 In 1982 Aidan McManus Otherwise Known As Bookie-Man Was Formally Introduced To A Community That Lived Just Below The Surface of The Outside World

Picture Courtesy of RBKC The Library Time Machine It all started with him being introduced to Lunatics, Villains, Criminals, Drug Dealers in his early 20's in a Ladbrokes Betting Shop on Lancaster Road.In this podcast, I wanted to hear Aidan McManus co...
17.02.2016

Ep048 The subject line, “Sound of The Westway, Life Under The Flyover”.

Screening of Documentary Film By Wyn Baptiste and Dom Asbridge featuring The First Westway Trust Director Anthony Perry. Slideshow talk by Tom Vague, Readings By Dave Hucker, Mark Jackson, Mar-cia Robinson, Geoffrey Roome and Dave Russell. So I’m mindi...
15.02.2016

Ep047 A Bold and Revolutionary Racecourse To Rival Epsom and Ascot Stretching From Cut Throat Lane To The Furthest Edges of Ladbroke Grove

A bold and revolutionary racecourse to rival Epsom and Ascot Stretching from 'Cut Throat Lane' to the turthest edges of Ladbroke Grove was arguably the most breathtaking racecourse of its time. So why did it fail?The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecou...
10.02.2016

Ep46 Awe-Inspiring And Intriguing Insight Into One Of Londons Last Successful Record Shops

Big Red Tent Vinyl Cafe is a Smart Cafe Where You Can Listen to or Buy, Good Records and Eat Scrumptious Organic Food.It is a nice place to relax, have a drink and listen to some great music. Big Red Tent Vinyl Cafe is situated at 273 Portobello Road, ...
8.02.2016

Ep045 Priceless Hidden History of Ladbroke Grove Record Shops

Aidan McManus takes us on a journey of the record shops in and around Ladbroke Grove past and present including the personalities within them.‘Of course, there are the arguments about the lively needle picking up every imperfection of each record press...
3.02.2016

Ep044 Impenetrable Desire to Fulfil a Unique Dream Uncovered a Beautiful Army Empowering Community to Turn Waste into Gold.

I absolutely love delving into people’s lives and today I had one of the most wonderful experiences ever! I thought I was flying until I sat down with the GoldFinger Factory.The Factory was packed full of furniture, people and an incredible environment...
1.02.2016

Ep043 Uncovered Story of Ladbroke Grove Squatters Whose Retaliation Against Eviction Shocked The World

Aidan McManus of Flipside London Tours takes us on another amazing journey.The neighbourhood at Freston Road, acquired by the Greater London Council (GLC), had been allowed to deteriorate into such a state of disrepair that tenants had to be rehoused, ...
29.01.2016

Ep042 Service Provided By a Park Lane Dealership

Photographica!I love a success story and another bow toAlex Schneideman’s string is his photography podcast, Photographica. Alex is a passionate and world renowned Photographer brilliantly discussing Photography, Print and Ideas on his new and exciting...
27.01.2016

Ep041 A Secret and Hidden Story of a White Man Fighting An Unconventional War Against Apartheid

The history of the antiapartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK, but another story went on behind the scenes, in secret.This is the story of the foreign volunteers and their activities in South Africa, how they act...
26.01.2016

Ep40 Journalist? Photographer? Videographer? Talented?

Nick Peters a Lifelong journalist, broadcaster and writer on the subjects of enterprise, leadership and the future of work, present’s a radio programme on the brilliant finance/business station Share Radio!As far as I am concerned, Nick invited the who...
25.01.2016

Ep039 Anti Establishment Origins of Ladbroke Grove Graffiti

Anti Establishment Origins of Ladbroke Grove GraffitiAs we know, my name is John Savage. We also know, I served in the Parachute Regiment for which I am proud. What I am not proud of, is  that I listened to the utter BULLS**t spoon-fed to us by the Est...
20.01.2016

Ep038 Is Consumerism Wrong?

Article written By Harry Eyres For The IndependentWe talk a great deal about retail therapy but not so much about the kind of retail environment that might drive people to seek therapy. Looking at Alex Schneideman's collection of photographs in Want Mo...
18.01.2016

Ep037 An Ocean Full Of Pigs On The Ladbroke Estate

A Gang of Eight, Could Make A Million Bricks Over The Summer Season In The Piggeries.Historian Aidan McManus the founder of Flipside London Tours others refuse to explore takes us on a journey through the Piggeries. London clay is a compact anaerobic m...
12.01.2016

Ep036 Lemmy's Story - Founder of Motorhead

Ian Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. His music was one of the foundations of the heavy metal genre. He was known for ...
7.01.2016

Ep035 Mick Farren Psychedelic Left

Aidan McManus Founder of FlipSide London Tours once again takes us through the life of Mick Farren.As an organiser of what he later termed the Psychedelic Left, Farren led the group of hippies which, in 1970, took over the television studio when the Am...
21.12.2015

Ep034 Michael X - Civil Rights Activist or Gangster Rightfully Hung?

In this episode of The ‘I Love The Grove History Series’ Aidan McManus of Flipside London Tours Takes us on an Intimate Journey Through The World of Michael X.He was a pimp, pusher and political activist, with a penchant for the outlandish and an abili...
18.12.2015

Ep033 The English Cleaning Company

For me, there are inspirational stories behind the eyes of every person we meet are simply amazing. Story’s that the body and the clothes upon it refuse to give up until we ask. Fascinating and wonderful stories yet could be tragic, but for the most pa...
16.12.2015

Ep032 25+ Business Success Services

Portobello Business CentrePortobello Business Centre is a leading quality and recognized provider of professional Enterprise Support Services. PBC have provided support and assistance to many of hundreds of businesses within our community including spr...