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: 1834

The 1834 map shows some development but really very little has changed in 30 years. Two breweries are shown at the end of Mansfield Place – presumably using the River Fleet. Grapes Place has been built, going south from Mansfield Place. This is now lost in the industrial area there. The area of Spring Place… Read more »