Highlight: Somers Town Festival

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Somers Town has a long history of street festivals and we were pleased to celebrate their return after a two-year break. This year’s – coincided with EID celebration – saw a number of live performances from local groups and bands and activities along Chalton Street, the British Library Stage, the Pearly stage, and local resident… Continue reading Highlight: Somers Town Festival

A great opening

Our preview for the Exhibition: Lost / Found: Somers Town was a success with over 90 people attending. Here’s photos – to be added. Here are photos of the Preview night for the new People’s Museum in Somers Town at 52 Phoenix road…the work of several years by  local resident collective.The preview opened our first… Continue reading A great opening

Celebrations.. We have A Space For Us

We finally have a space for us! Last friday we received the keys to our very own premises..52 Phoenix Road. We were joined by our friends and supporters as we cut the ribbon and celebrated getting the keys. It was an excellent turn out with music, food and a Guy made by the local children… Continue reading Celebrations.. We have A Space For Us

Heritage centre + digital mapping

Spatial map of Somers Town Land Use .

A great Valentine’s day with a resounding show of support for both the idea of a Somers Town Heritage Centre, and to make the area a ‘Conservation area‘ based on its rich mix of social housing – a show of hands at the Neighbourhood Forum was unanimous! With a interesting presentation by Polly Hudson of… Continue reading Heritage centre + digital mapping

Welcome to 2017

Postcard with then and now - Polygon then and Oakshott Court today.

We launched (again) for our second year 2017 with a great storytelling event – each postcard brought to life through a personal story behind the photo – some real details about life in old Somers Town, and a description of our new film project for 2017 with the START Festival film. Here’s a few photos of the event…

A great party – and history postcards

Awaiting the answers.

The History Club’s first Christmas party went very well with a quiz, a raffle, mulled wine and singalong. And a set of postcards available to commemorate our first year. The winning team pipped the post with a thorough knowledge of old pubs – guess who? No, not Roger Robinson – but locals Dave and Alan. Prizes… Continue reading A great party – and history postcards

A funereal Halloween

The real meaning and origin of Halloween, ‘Hallow tide’, its pagan origins, links in Day of the dead, funerals and the movement of graves was covered in November’s event. With a quiz, an enlightening talk by warden Racheal from Old St Pancras Church, and a history from Andrew from Levertons, the longstanding family of local undertakers to Princess… Continue reading A funereal Halloween

History Club Wednesday

A storytelling special for this month’s Club night. Bring your photos and tell the story. Rachel will start with the Beatles in Old St Pancras Churchyard. Usual time and place: 6pm Basil Jellicoe Hall – Wed 6th. We may show them at our History Stall at the FESTIVAL on Saturday July 9th – come over for a… Continue reading History Club Wednesday