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Old Songs – singalong! Sunday

Children outside an old pub in slum.

This Sunday join us in a singalong. Do you remember the old Somers Town songs? Come and sing them this Sunday. Have a knees up with a singalong from ‘The Barrowboys‘. We’d like to record the songs for posterity. Sunday 7 October 3pm-5pm, Free Coopers Lane Tenants Hall Hampden Close London NW1 1HW Origin,Ageing Better, […]

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Talk on Basil Jellicoe

Children outside an old pub in slum.

A Local hero! Basil Jellicoe, father of the slum clearance. An illustrated historical talk by Paul Shaw, Archivist, St Mary’s Convent, Brentford Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 7.15pm  (Doors open at 6.45pm) Venue: Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre Admission Free Holboran Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre 32-38 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8PA Info here […]

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Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft in the ancient parish church of St. Pancras Old Church Art Exhibition inspired by her life / Churchyard tours / Talks on Wollstonecraft in London / Homemade cakes and tea Mary Wollstonecraft the 18th Century radical writer and feminist was married in St Pancras Old Church, lived in the Parish […]

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Event on Women of Somers Town

Hall at meeting.

Two great speakers on women connected to Somers Town, starting with Mary Wollstonecraft and the history of voting rights for men and women by Deborah Lavin – the distinction between Suffragettes and Suffragists was made clear. Esther Leslie make interesting links to an early activist who got women sewing and involved, the Folk Dance society, […]

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Sunday afternoon tea Dance

Dance in a day on a flyer.

Swing into Spring! with live music and a lesson in vintage dance it’s a lovely way to celebrate Spring. This Sunday at Basil Jellicoe Community Hall in NW1 2-4pm 22nd April Free to locals; Suggested donation £5 Refreshments The club will be there to explain about the film project and so – bring any memories […]

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Heritage centre + digital mapping

Spatial map of Somers Town Land Use .

A great Valentine’s day with a resounding show of support for both the idea of a Somers Town Heritage Centre, and to make the area a ‘Conservation area‘ based on its rich mix of social housing – a show of hands at the Neighbourhood Forum was unanimous! With a interesting presentation by Polly Hudson of […]

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History Club at Fair

The Club was busy in February at the Basil Jellicoe Hall, with a stand on the Origin fair on the 15th and our own Sunday afternoon ‘Share you photos’ event on the 18th. Some came from far and wide with photos, memories and reunions made, emotions were stirred…

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