Here’s a short film of our event at the British Library at the Somers Town Festival. You may catch some of Owen Hatherley’s excellent talk on social housing, the opening from Library Head Roly Keating with references to our ‘radical thinking’ themes, hear Leader of Camden Council Georgia Gould’s support for the museum as well […]
There goes the old convent and school – photo taken on Thursday 30 November 2018. Sad to see such beautiful (and well-built) building with stained glass windows all demolished and nothing preserved. We need to save Somers Town heritage in some way.
A workshop held about Somers Town Heritage had a great turnout of over 30 and a clear message – it’s a unique heritage, with not only the oldest local buildings, but also social laboratory of social reformers, radical thinkers and a “patternbook of social housing”. We are looking forward to anther workshop in early 2019 […]
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 […]
Celebrating the life of Mary Wollstonecraft in the ancient parish church of St. Pancras Old Church Art Exhibition inspired by her life / Churchyard tours / Talks on Wollstonecraft in London / Homemade cakes and tea Mary Wollstonecraft the 18th Century radical writer and feminist was married in St Pancras Old Church, lived in the Parish […]
It was a fantastic festival this year, and the History club was in attendance…amongst the 4 stages, and funfairs. We (tried to) revive the Pub pram race of old,(there not being that many pubs to get round…) If it wasn’t for the Pearly queens, the ‘Cock team’ would have won it. Some debate about whether […]
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!
A great time was had by all at the Afternoon Tea Dance run by a Swing Patrol teacher who looked as if she’d walked in from the 1940s. The photo above approximates to what we learnt: Lindy Hop, to music by ‘Ain’t No cure for the Somers Town Blues’ live. We’ll be doing this again […]
Swing into Spring! with live music and a lesson in vintage dance it’s a lovely way to celebrate Spring. This Sunday at Basil Jellicoe Community Hall in NW1 2-4pm 22nd April Free to locals; Suggested donation £5 Refreshments The club will be there to explain about the film project and so – bring any memories […]
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 […]