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

Photo walk today

Taking a photo

Over 20 locals – of all ages from 9 to 80 – turned up for a photo walk round Somers Town with photographer – and local whose family has lived here years – John Carroll. Truly in the spirit of ‘then and now’, taking photos was accompanied by a stream of memories from George and… Continue reading Photo walk today

Storytelling meet

3 generations of the Carroll Family.

Over 20 of us gathered round Basil Jellicoe’s picture for old-school storytelling in a ‘Bring your photo and tell a story’, with Cllr Robinson opening the session Wednesday June 1st. There were some surprises – who knew there’d been a Tory MP in the area? And that most homes had pianos from a local Italian supplier?… Continue reading Storytelling meet

Our Launch

What a great launch with Cllr. Roger Robinson – and we were pleased so many heard about this and came. There were five old Somers Town Pathe newsreel films unearthed by Jaime and shown to a mix of locals, ex-locals and the interested. Storytelling and great cake followed (cheers to local cafe Pinners)! Remember it wil be… Continue reading Our Launch