Notting Hill Carnival: the early years

Notting Hill Riot

In January 1959, a ‘Caribbean Carnival’ took place in St Pancras town hall, London. It was the precursor to the Notting Hill carnival, which has taken place every August bank holiday in west London for the past 50 years. In a photo gallery for The Guardian, Josy Dorsdike takes a look at the carnival in its earlier years. Here area a couple of examples. FOr the full gallery go to

STOCK Carnivals & Festivals - The Caribbean Carnival - London - 1959

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