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

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

The pubs of Somers Town: A walk

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

Welcome to 2017

Postcard with then and now - Polygon then and Oakshott Court today.

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…

A funereal Halloween

The real meaning and origin of Halloween, ‘Hallow tide’, its pagan origins, links in Day of the dead, funerals and the movement of graves was covered in November’s event. With a quiz, an enlightening talk by warden Racheal from Old St Pancras Church, and a history from Andrew from Levertons, the longstanding family of local undertakers to Princess… Continue reading A funereal Halloween