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A funereal Halloween

Funeral in 1930.

The real meaning and origin of Halloween, ‘Hallow tide’, its pagan origins, links in Day of the dead, funerals and the movement of graves was covered in November’s event. With a quiz, an enlightening talk by warden Racheal from Old St Pancras Church, and a history from Andrew from Levertons, the longstanding family of local undertakers to Princess […]

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Literary talk a success!

Frankenstein, Shelley and Literary friends on the 3rd August was our best attended event and the sun came out! Thanks to the thrilling accounts from tour guide Lester Hillman, social historian Deborah Lanvin, Jaimie Denholm and academic Esther Leslie, we learnt that body snatching, radical thought, women’s rights had their origins right here in Somers Town – and lots about Godwin, Wollstonecraft, […]

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Somers Town event – then and now

Children.

Somers Town: What Future? took place over the weekend with walks,’People’s gallery’ Somers Town Now photo exhibition, archive film and photos,and a talk about planning, on the eve of the  planning decision for the Central Somers Town CIP. A children’s activity created hats and a pienata. Camden Tour Guide Fabien Watkinson took a group round Oakshott Court, […]

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Old photos, walks, and films event

Somers Town archival films and photos feature in an event called Somers Town: What Future? next week. What are the history highlights? Locals are invited to join in – come along to the exhibition, or add your photos here. All new photos will be displayed in alongside archive photos – so ‘Then and Now’.  Friday 6pm – Historical Documentary […]

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