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… Continue reading July – film
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… Continue reading NEWS! Film kicking off
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… Continue reading How did Somers Town come to be? A lecture by Professor Linda Clarke (June 2017) at the British Library
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).… Continue reading The pubs of Somers Town: A walk
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…