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Spacehive label and People's Museum label.

Please let all know – all we need is a “like”.Thanks for your support for our quest for a local ‘museum’! We’ve kicked off our project – have a look and please register to add “LIKE” to this page: www.spacehive.com/peoplesmuseumsomerstown big thank you for those who have done so!If you haven’t, please do – there’s a […]

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Black activism in Somers Town in the 1950s

Towering political leaders and characters passed through No. 22 Cranleigh Street. Last week’s talk on George Padmore was fascinating – a conversation between academic and author of a book about Padmore, Leslie James, and Professor Esther Leslie. It seems Camden and Somers Town was a hotbed of radical politics and planning for African independence. The […]

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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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Competition – win £50 ends soon!

Our #artineverydaylifest competition ends soon DEADLINE JULY 1st. Win £50 – just send in an example of art or a photo – under 19s only. HOW TO ENTER POST WITH TAG #artineverydaylifest somerstownhistory@gmail.comOR:Instagram: somerstownhistoryspacehttps://twitter.com/HistoryTown Check out our NEW children’s book for ideas – available here.Tales of St Pancras Children’s activity book

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