Posts Categorized: Local history

KENTISH TOWN RAILWAY COLLISION SEPTEMBER 2ND 1861

                At approximately 7.13 pm on Monday September 2nd 1861 an excursion train travelling from Kew to Bow on the current Overground line had just passed Kentish Town station (now Gospel oak station) when it ran into a goods train which was in the process of crossing the tracks.  The crash took place on the line… Read more »

Local events for your diary – Now for historic interest!

 There are a number of interesting events coming up soon. There’s the annual concert to raise funds for our local youth project, GOAL YC.  Based in Queens Crescent, they do fantastic work and this is a chance to have a really enjoyable evening with some very talented musicians, drinks and food.  See flyer attached. Then there’s … Read more »

Introduction to the history pages

Before we start… please note this part of the website is still being developed. The history notes are available in sequence if you click on the Local History link to the right hand side of the page. And.. these articles are also spread through the main run of articles below. We hope to tidy this… Read more »

Our Local History Group

INKERMAN AREA HISTORY GROUP We feel we are lucky to live in a historically very interesting area – which has already been quite well researched but which give opportunities for a lot more research. The Inkerman Area History Group has met on an occasional basis over the last few years and had lectures from Gillian… Read more »

A short history of the area – rough draft

Please note that almost nothing here is original research and is drawn from the resources in the other page on this website of Local History Resources. Some of those need buying at Owl – by phone now – or via Abebooks for second hand copies. So this is a very compressed version to get you… Read more »

History of the area through maps: Introduction

You can browse through a collection of maps on this website which give a guide to the development of our area and may provide a framework for future research. Please have a look at the other posts in the history section.