Portobello Road

We were very interested to read the letter from Kathleen Skin (aged 93)! published in the letters column of the Antiques Trade Gazette this week. See ATG 22nd March 2014. Kathleen briefly outlined her memories of her time as a dealer trading in the famous Portobello Road during WWII, with some absolutely fascinating reflections – we’re hoping to interview Kathleen as part of the oral history parts of the Antique Trade research project.

And thanks to Editor of the ATG, Ivan Macquisten for sending us the PDF of the letters page, and for writing to Kathleen on our behalf to try to set up a meeting (Thanks Ivan!)

here’s the PDF of the letter – Kathleen Skin letter ATG

As part of the project we will be investigating the history of Portobello Road Antiques markets in more detail, so keep your eye on the developments.

Mark

 

 

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