October event coming soon

Our next event is a talk illustrated by slides of old photos of a personal family history “My Somers Town family history” Tuesday 17th October 7pm Basil Jellicoe Community Hall, London, NW1 1LE In our next event, Anne shows her photos and tells us about her family history. Also how she researched and created a book… Continue reading October event coming soon

Opening evening – Exhibition

An informal evening to launch our exhibition of old photos, with cheese and wine. 6pm Thursday 28th September 2017 at Cheezelo, 46 Chalton St, NW1 1JB All welcome. Bring photos and memories. If it’s you in the picture, tell us at the event. Get involved in a local project on history. Find out more – come… Continue reading Opening evening – Exhibition

NEWS! Film kicking off

Somers Town History Club is kicking off its film project: “Spirit! An interactive journey through mum’s clubs, priests in pubs and street festivals” We’d love you to be involved – it’s a community project – if you have stories, photos, memories or wish to help, please get in touch. ‘It’s ‘for locals, by locals’ We… Continue reading NEWS! Film kicking off

How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library

We welcomed Professor Linda Clarke to the British Library on 20 June 2017 for a lecture on the research that culminated in her book, Building Capitalism: Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of the Built Environment (1991). The book is a socio-economic study of the built environment focusing on the development of Somers Town… Continue reading How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library

The pubs of Somers Town: A walk

It rained it poured but we still went out to find the  ghosts of ‘old’ pubs – ghostlike ourselves. Outside the Anchor (now flats) hearing about Basil Jellicoe pulling pints and once-the place to be – the Somers (demolished), the Eastnor, Neptune, Shep and ended up in the Cock (there just – a community asset).… Continue reading The pubs of Somers Town: A walk

The Shops of Somers Town: Walk April 2017

Sainsbury's at the corner of Churchway and Chalton street.

Here are some photos from our walk with the Somers Town History Club. The walk took place at the beginning of April and was led by George Sharp, a local resident who shared his fantastic memories of all of the shops that used to stand on Chalton Street during his youth in the 1940s, 1950s… Continue reading The Shops of Somers Town: Walk April 2017