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October 9, 2016

Squatting event a success

Squat poster.

This week’s talk on housing and squatting in Somers Town was thought-provoking – thanks to Esther Leslie’s meticulous research we had rare archival material, Pathe films of post-war squatting, all of which gave context to what happened here. There were first-hand accounts by those who squatted here – in fact, two ex-squatters were reunited after 30 years. And John Carroll’s photos of the evictions in the 1980s gave the council’s and local perspectives, too.

A full article will follow – as soon as I have time!