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Fantastic event – Follow up next week!

Crowd at Event.

Saturday’s Bayes event was one of our most well- attended – a great success. With the filmmaker present to talk about and show a film of the life of the artist who transformed Somers Town, we pieced together the tale of ‘what happened’ to the finials – stolen, damaged and neglected. It felt, as one […]

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Irene Barclay for a Blue plaque?

Irene Barclay was a local legend – a pioneer in social housing, the first female surveyor in England in 1922, and a women who transformed the living conditions of thousands of poor in Somers Town and London, through her work in slum clearance, her surveys, and founding many housing Associations. So we feel a Blue […]

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Changing landscape of St Pancras

Old Workhouse building.

Should we save visible reminders of our history or should it be swept away in the interests of progress? The landscape of the old St Pancras Hospital is to change as the winning architects of the new hospital unveil designs for the relocated Moorfields Eye Hospital, to be on this site. But do we want […]

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Talk on Basil Jellicoe

Children outside an old pub in slum.

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 […]

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