Story of The Mother of the Notting Hill Carnival.The Notting Hill Carnival can trace its roots back to the first Caribbean carnival held in
Trinidad in 1833 to celebrate the introduction of the Abolition of Slavery Act. The freed slaves,
previously banned from holding their own celebrations, celebrated by singing and dancing through
the streets. Some dressed up in costumes with faces whitened with flour like their previous slave
owners, thus the tradition of dressing up in costumes and dancing and parading through the streets
was born, commonly known as Mas, it derives from this masquerade. ...