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!
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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… Continue reading Dance
Sunday afternoon tea Dance
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… Continue reading Sunday afternoon tea Dance
Heritage centre + digital mapping
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
Share photos Sunday
Share your photos on a Sunday afternoon. Do you have photos that capture the community spirit of Somers Town in the past? …of the street parties, festivals, mum’s club, pub pram race, Plot 10 or pub get togethers? Bring your photos of events to show, and also see others’ photos at this informal Sunday event. Photos… Continue reading Share photos Sunday
At Holborn archives with Malcolm Holmes
The club and members had the fortune to have a guided tour to the archives by ex-archivist Malcolm Holmes, in 2017 revealing much of interest to researching Somers Town, including old newsletters for festivals. We were accompanied by Sue Crockford, filmmaker of the Somers Town film recording the St Pancras Housing Society and slum clearance.… Continue reading At Holborn archives with Malcolm Holmes
Help map Somers Town on the 14th!
What buildings matter to you? Do you have a knowledge of old Somers Town? A community may value different buildings to what planners think. Find out more on the 14th February about an innovative project that’s chosen Somer Town as a prototype for a web ‘record’. We’re hoping it will help the community record the… Continue reading Help map Somers Town on the 14th!
A Somers Town family story
Last night at the Basil Jellicoe Hall we were captivated by Anne Kauder’s storytelling of her family history in Somers Town. Starting from Irish immigrants, a baby causing the fall and death of ‘saintly’ Father Kelly – it encompassed being split up to workhouses to stability in Stibbington Street, how signing up for the first… Continue reading A Somers Town family story
October event coming soon
Our next event is a talk illustrated by slides of old photos of a personal family history “My Somers Town family history” Tuesday 17th October 7pm Basil Jellicoe Community Hall, London, NW1 1LE In our next event, Anne shows her photos and tells us about her family history. Also how she researched and created a book… Continue reading October event coming soon
Opening evening – Exhibition
An informal evening to launch our exhibition of old photos, with cheese and wine. 6pm Thursday 28th September 2017 at Cheezelo, 46 Chalton St, NW1 1JB All welcome. Bring photos and memories. If it’s you in the picture, tell us at the event. Get involved in a local project on history. Find out more – come… Continue reading Opening evening – Exhibition