‘100 years of social housing’ publication available

Image of old photo of effigies of bugs and men standing over them.
Spirit! 02

The Panel Discussion and publication launch went well with over 100 in the audience. It raised issues relating to Somers Town today: ‘what is the future for the area?’ – one local asked. Topical and informed – with the election today, it was timely.

Please note both publications are now available on donation, and we will be in the Chalton Street market on Friday 13th December at lunchtime. Perhaps a perfect gift for someone?

Also available in City newsagents, Cheezelo, Nata Cafe, and now P21 Gallery and Owl Bookshop.

Or contact us in case of difficulty, we can send: somerstownhistory@gmail.com

Spirit! 01 ‘A Museum for Somers Town’ is a compilation of curious histories that make up the spirit of Somers Town in London from Rossetti’s anarchist printing press to the first Pearly King and the artists Gilbert and George’s inspiration. 

Spirit! 02 ‘100 years of Social Housing in Somers Town’ is a compilation of housing histories set in an area that tells the story of social housing in the 20th Century in the UK from the ‘Golden Age’ of building to disintegration: from Basil Jellicoe’s slum clearance, the UK’s first female Surveyor to squatting in Levita House.

We produced this to raise funds for a museum of the area.