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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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Party

Retro dancers

The Club Christmas Party on the 20th was a great success with two bands, a retro dance performance with a taster Lindy hop lesson – joined in by all. The story raffle with prizes was won by local Paul Lownes, as well as a best ‘retro’ outfit – won by local Rosanna with prizes to […]

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A Somers Town family story

Last night at the Basil Jellicoe Hall we were captivated by Anne Kauder’s storytelling of her family history in Somers Town. Starting from Irish immigrants, a baby causing the fall and death of ‘saintly’ Father Kelly – it encompassed being split up to workhouses to stability in Stibbington Street, how signing up for the first […]

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How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library

We welcomed Professor Linda Clarke to the British Library on 20 June 2017 for a lecture on the research that culminated in her book, Building Capitalism: Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of the Built Environment (1991). The book is a socio-economic study of the built environment focusing on the development of Somers Town […]

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