We’ve been accepted onto IHR Our Century: thinking back, looking forward with our event on Women in Somers Town
Irene Barclay – arguably the woman who made the housing in Somers Town has been shortlisted for a Blue Plaque by Historic England
Our May Photo share went well with a reunion of old friends, and new photos of the Pub Pram Race. Some storytelling, too, from Joyce about her mum Flo, the Mum’s club and memories of Irene Barclay. Thanks to Brian Andrews, Joyce, Dave Hoefling and his grandson for new photos!
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
Somers Town archival films and photos feature in an event called Somers Town: What Future? next week. What are the history highlights? Locals are invited to join in – come along to the exhibition, or add your photos here. All new photos will be displayed in alongside archive photos – so ‘Then and Now’. Friday 6pm – Historical Documentary… Continue reading Old photos, walks, and films event
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
Our last history event was a walk round Somers Town with a Camden Tour guide. She walked us through the different ages of social housing, starting with St Pancras Housing, to LCC to the golden age of Camden Council exemplified by Oakshott Court, with a detour to the Grafton Chambers, which we learnt once housed women medics from… Continue reading Walk round Somers Town