Monthly Archives: November 2020

Update 5 November Lockdown support, planning issues and a lot more

Dear Members Local support. So, here we go again with lockdown. If you are someone who needs help to get shopping or prescriptions, or just someone to chat to, we still have a list of local people who are willing to help so do let us know and we will try to match you with someone…. Read more »

Update 20 October Trees, planning and more.

Dear Members Trees in our streets Although we have emailed the tree department asking about the tree planting programme and heard nothing, we were told by Jenny R that Camden have in fact been busy planting trees. On investigation we see that the tree pit outside her house, at number 10 Alma St, now has… Read more »

History of the area through maps: 1. The Fields Beneath

This map is a hand drawn copy of the sketch map from Gillian Tindall’s book, The Fields Beneath. It is not a historic map. It shows the original site of Kentish Town which was quite a long way South of the present location. It was by Old St Pancras Church which is at the back… Read more »

History of the area through maps: 1801

The first historic map of the area is the wonderful 1801 map. There is quite an extensive history behind this map and its companion 1804 version. Camden History Review 7 has an article by Anthony Cooper which describes how in June 1792 the parish decided to commission a map of the parish and the work… Read more »

History of the area through maps: 1849+1860

The 1849 and 1860 maps really show the sudden development of the area. There are no details of the source of the maps. They are clearly the same map which has been added to 11 years on. They seem to be planning maps with some details sketched in – possibly in advance of the actual… Read more »