local history, family history, research, streets, surveys, archaeology

The Paris Commune remembered

7:00 am, Thursday, 24 March 2011

By Caroline Colebrook This month marks the 140th anniversary of the Paris Commune, when the working class of Paris seized power in their own city and established the world’s first workers’ government. It did not last long and it was drowned in blood by armed forces of [...]

What happened to the promise of better times?

7:09 am, Thursday, 3 March 2011

There were “haves and have nots” when I was a child, but it seems to me there are now more “have nots” than ever. I’ve experienced squatters, hunger strikers and mass unemployment, so I can understand the present reaction to houses standing empty and poor housing, not to forget the increase of gated cities. And for me the most distressing part of my visit was the very sad sight of so many people sleeping on the streets – a lot of them so young. [...]

Camden Poetry Competition

3:42 pm, Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre are running a poetry competition. First Prize is £300. Entries must be based on items in their collection and reach them by September 30th 2010. Entry forms are available from the Archives Centre at 32-38 Theobalds Road. [...]