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We’re in National libraries!

Ornate library interior

Our second publication Spirit! 02 100 years of Social Housing is now in national libraries. In depositing a copy at the British Library, (a legal requirement) we were told to send five copies to libraries such as Oxford University’s, because: The British Library cherry-picked your book for the 5-copy deposit… Your 5 copies are now […]

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Somers Town memory project

…is ongoing! We have been invited to speak at an oral history event about our work recording local memory. If you wish to join, it’s an online event, a ‘lifelong learning’ event at Working Men’s College and is free on Thursday at 6pm. It’ll be a good introduction to oral history. Please follow this link: […]

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Sad loss

A woman holding a photo outside a church.

In memory of Rachael Floyd, the warden of St Pancras Old Church and a dear friend, who died yesterday of an illness. Her energy, enthusiasm and support of the Church and care for the Somers Town Community will be greatly missed. We are so indebted to her for helping form the History Club and being […]

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Somers Town is in the Open House Festival 2020!

Demolition in progress.

Our very own Esther Leslie has an event at Open House Festival called ‘Somers Town: Disappearances and Emergencies‘ – more here Very timely, with 42 Phoenix Road demolition in progress, as shown here, and the hoardings marking the disappearance of our park Brill Place open space for the erection of the 28-storey luxury tower block, […]

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Renaming Cecil Rhodes House

We attended a meeting for residents by Camden Council and presentations on this troubled history, and presented ideas for names. As the TRA prefers not to use people, Esther Leslie researched a number of connections to the area – the most obvious being Fleet, after the subterranean river which used to run in front of […]

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Final Week of the Pop Up Museum!

This week on Thursday we’ll be in St Pancras and travelling around and on Friday we’ll be in Chalton Street Market and then outside the Cock Tavern. This is the last week to see the Pop Up Museum, share your stories and have your say on a History Space in Somers Town so make it […]

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Week 3 of the Pop Up Museum

It’s been an action packed week for the Pop Up Museum! On Wednesday Melissa led an art workshop where kids from Somers Town and the Hopscotch youth group made some wonderful artworks about their lives and their ideas about history. They used screen printing, collage and paint to great effect! The next day we took […]

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