Somers Town Space is a Community Interest Company, which emerged from Somers Town History Club (STHC) set up in 2016 by seven locals.
‘Capturing Somers Town Stories… by locals for locals…’ That bit is crucial. This is our guiding spirit – we believe in local ownership. We have hosted a range of talks, events and walks and a Pop Up Museum at the British Library.
Our narrative is clear: this patch links Wollstonecraft to Jellicoe, priests in pubs to drinkers in prams; Shelley to Sainsbury, urban romantics to social reformers. Radical thinkers, radical housing and radical community.
We have a vision: a space for a permanent Somers Town St Pancras Museum, and conservation to celebrate this history.
Watch this space.
Find out more.
We have set up an Advisory Board for the Somers Town Space Community Interest Company.
Councillor Roger Robinson has added his support:
“I am very grateful as one of the councillors for St Pancras & Somers Town for the establishment of the Somers Town History Club. Those of us who either live in Somers Town or work there know of some of the history of the area but there is so much more to know and appreciate. The History Club will be a great venue for all to meet and hear about our beloved history especially as we are still working towards setting up a Somers Town Heritage Centre/Museum. I want to warmly thank Diana Foster for setting up the Club. See you there?”
- Diana Foster (local resident) Chair
- Jaimie Denholm
- Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Steve McCarthy (guide)
- Deborah Lavin (historian and curator)
- Alan Stephens (Local and TA at Origin)
We are supported by Heritage Lottery and Camden Giving, The Francis Crick Institute and START (Somers Town Arts)
Somers Town Space Community Interest Company set up 2019.