The history of the Harrow Road in North Paddington road is set to be recorded for future generations.
Murray Clarke, of Elgin Avenue, is planning to make a double CD with the help of interviewers and editors, to uncover the history of shops and people living along Harrow Road.
He hopes to complete the two-hour CD by September but still needs funding to ensure the future of the project, provisionally entitled 'All Along the Harrow Road'.
Mr Clarke said: "People will be interviewed about their memories of Harrow Road,but where this is not possible, we'll have actors, using the help of archives.
"The CD will be split into different sections, such as shops and the railway, and we also hope to discuss the future of the Harrow Road."
Mr Clarke added that he wanted to make people aware of the hidden stories of people living along the road.
He said: "One lady has been living in the area all her life and had some great tales to tell, and a bicycle shop has been in Harrow Road for hundreds of years.
"We're also hoping to speak to a gunmaker, who is said to have made guns for the Queen.
"Teenagers don't realise how different life was along Harrow Road. For example when the Avenues were built, there was no water and no heating on site.
"Hot water was provided by one lady who filled up the boiler from a standpipe."
More recent stories, including former Westminster Council leader Dame Shirley Porter and her role in the 'homes for votes' scandal of the 1980s will be covered.
Other aspects to be featured include the Notting Hill Carnival and Paddington Academy, based just off Harrow Road, in Marylands Road.
Mr Clarke said finer details, including where and how the CD will be distributed, remain undecided. He added: "We're looking for extra help from residents, and at the moment we're particularly interested in speaking to people about their memories of war."
To get involved, call the Harrow Road Neighbourhood Partnership on 020 8968 5543.