August picnic was rained out but we took refuge (appropriately) in the St Pancras Old Church for a cosy evening of food, reminiscences and good company. Lester entertained us with enthralling tales of grave-robbers, satanists, weddings and wakes. And Mimi had her birthday wishes!
In July we showed a film ‘The amazing story of Talacre’, where in the 1970s a group of residents successfully fought to keep open land as a park for the community with their local council. How things change – in Somers Town, residents just lost one! This was a new archive called the London Community Video […]
Somers Town History Club is kicking off its film project: “Spirit! An interactive journey through mum’s clubs, priests in pubs and street festivals” We’d love you to be involved – it’s a community project – if you have stories, photos, memories or wish to help, please get in touch. ‘It’s ‘for locals, by locals’ We […]
We welcomed Professor Linda Clarke to the British Library on 20 June 2017 for a lecture on the research that culminated in her book, Building Capitalism: Historical Change and the Labour Process in the Production of the Built Environment (1991). The book is a socio-economic study of the built environment focusing on the development of Somers Town […]
It rained it poured but we still went out to find the ghosts of ‘old’ pubs – ghostlike ourselves. Outside the Anchor (now flats) hearing about Basil Jellicoe pulling pints and once-the place to be – the Somers (demolished), the Eastnor, Neptune, Shep and ended up in the Cock (there just – a community asset). […]
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…