Memories of a bygone time
I can remember Kensington Gardens before it became “trendy”. There used to be lovely, homely shops, where everybody knew everybody else. At the Gloucester Road end on one corner was Cramphorns, a pet food shop, and on the other corner was Steers the greengrocers. At this end of the gardens there was the Kensington public house, a newsagents owned by a chap called Gus, and a family butcher’s. I haven’t been to Kensington Gardens for over twenty five years now,and I doubt if I should recognise it now.