Two best dressed winners

The Club Christmas Party on the 20th was a great success with two bands, a retro dance performance with a taster Lindy hop lesson – joined in by all. The story raffle with prizes was won by local Paul Lownes, as well as a best ‘retro’ outfit – won by local Rosanna with prizes to… Continue reading Party

Visit to Archive

Holborn Archive was our destination on a cold November Friday the 17th – and accompanied by none other than Malcolm Holmes, archivist and author of Somers Town and other, and an expert on the St Pancras Housing Society Archive as well as Sue Crockford, whose film Somers Town, best represents the slum clearance and housing… Continue reading Visit to Archive

A Somers Town family story

Last night at the Basil Jellicoe Hall we were captivated by Anne Kauder’s storytelling of her family history in Somers Town. Starting from Irish immigrants, a baby causing the fall and death of ‘saintly’ Father Kelly – it encompassed being split up to workhouses to stability in Stibbington Street, how signing up for the first… Continue reading A Somers Town family story

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