Worsfold's History

At age seven, David I. Worsfold (1907-1975) moved with his family to The Palms.  He learned to swim in Ballona Creek and coasted down unpaved Lowe’s Hill (Overland Avenue) in a homemade wagon.  Los Angeles Times reporter Doug Smith wrote: “Perhaps without a man like David Worsfold to protect it, the oldest community on the West Side might already have been printed over and forgotten.”  Mr. Worsfold's sister-in-law, Henriette Worsfold, generously shared these materials with this site's webmaster. 

My 50 Years in Palms
(1914-1964)

(c. 1940)

At age seven, David I. Worsfold (1907-1975) moved with his family to The Palms.  He learned to swim in Ballona Creek and coasted down unpaved Lowe’s Hill (Overland Avenue) in a home-made wagon.  Los Angeles Times reporter Doug Smith wrote: “Perhaps without a man like David Worsfold to protect it, the oldest community on the West Side might already have been printed over and forgotten.”  Mr. Worsfold's sister-in-law, Henriette Worsfold, generously shared these materials with this site's webmaster. 

My 50 Years in Palms
(1914-1964)