Somers Town is in the Open House Festival 2020!

Our very own Esther Leslie has an event at Open House Festival called ‘Somers Town: Disappearances and Emergencies‘ – more here Very timely, with 42 Phoenix Road demolition in progress, as shown here, and the hoardings marking the disappearance of our park Brill Place open space for the erection of the 28-storey luxury tower block,… Continue reading Somers Town is in the Open House Festival 2020!

Film of the Pop Up Museum

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… Continue reading Film of the Pop Up Museum

Workshop – heritage

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… Continue reading Workshop – heritage

Talk on Basil Jellicoe

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… Continue reading Talk on Basil Jellicoe

Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

The group with Lester Hillman, Camden Tour Guide.

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… Continue reading Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

At the Somers Town Festival

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… Continue reading At the Somers Town Festival