Ghostly images of old Somers Town recreated in place…taken on a cold night in October. Here are the results of our walk – the images were created in situ by a ‘pixelstick’ tech developed by the UCL Bartlett Centre of Visual Spatial analysis – thanks to Duncan Hayes and Tom Bolton. Enjoy! Tom Bolton is author […]
There goes the old convent and school – photo taken on Thursday 30 November 2018. Sad to see such beautiful (and well-built) building with stained glass windows all demolished and nothing preserved. We need to save Somers Town heritage in some way.
A workshop held about Somers Town Heritage had a great turnout of over 30 and a clear message – it’s a unique heritage, with not only the oldest local buildings, but also social laboratory of social reformers, radical thinkers and a “patternbook of social housing”. We are looking forward to anther workshop in early 2019 […]
Join us for a Workshop! A Co-Design Workshop on heritage of Somers Town If you are passionate about the area, please join us. Creative souls welcome! You can take part. November 20th 7-9pm PART 1. 7-8pm What would you conserve? 3 presentations of 5 mins each followed by activities PART 2: 8-9pm What would a museum have? […]
This Sunday join us in a singalong. Do you remember the old Somers Town songs? Come and sing them this Sunday. Have a knees up with a singalong from ‘The Barrowboys‘. We’d like to record the songs for posterity. Sunday 7 October 3pm-5pm, Free Coopers Lane Tenants Hall Hampden Close London NW1 1HW Origin,Ageing Better, […]
A Local hero! Basil Jellicoe, father of the slum clearance. An illustrated historical talk by Paul Shaw, Archivist, St Mary’s Convent, Brentford Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 7.15pm (Doors open at 6.45pm) Venue: Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre Admission Free Holboran Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre 32-38 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8PA Info here […]
Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft in the ancient parish church of St. Pancras Old Church Art Exhibition inspired by her life / Churchyard tours / Talks on Wollstonecraft in London / Homemade cakes and tea Mary Wollstonecraft the 18th Century radical writer and feminist was married in St Pancras Old Church, lived in the Parish […]
It was a fantastic festival this year, and the History club was in attendance…amongst the 4 stages, and funfairs. We (tried to) revive the Pub pram race of old,(there not being that many pubs to get round…) If it wasn’t for the Pearly queens, the ‘Cock team’ would have won it. Some debate about whether […]
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, […]
Our May Photo share went well with a reunion of old friends, and new photos of the Pub Pram Race. Some storytelling, too, from Joyce about her mum Flo, the Mum’s club and memories of Irene Barclay. Thanks to Brian Andrews, Joyce, Dave Hoefling and his grandson for new photos!