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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Share photos Sunday

Poster for Open evening.

Share your photos on a Sunday afternoon. Do you have photos that capture the community spirit of Somers Town in the past? …of the street parties, festivals, mum’s club, pub pram race, Plot 10 or pub get togethers? Bring your photos of events to show, and also see others’ photos at this informal Sunday event. Photos […]

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At Holborn archives with Malcolm Holmes

Mimi Romily.

The club and members had the fortune to have a guided tour to the archives by ex-archivist Malcolm Holmes, in 2017 revealing much of interest to researching Somers Town, including old newsletters for festivals. We were accompanied by Sue Crockford, filmmaker of the Somers Town film recording the St Pancras Housing Society and slum clearance. […]

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