Posts Categorized: Local history

A Very Short History of our part of Kentish Town.

Some of us who live in Kentish Town think the area is really interesting! Surprisingly, Kentish Town actually started some miles south – around the area of St Pancras old church. However the River Fleet ran through there and used to flood – so the inhabitants moved northwards up to the area we now think… 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 »

Census records for 31 Alma St

   1861   James Parker Ida  Parker Head wife  34 26     Attorney  solicitor   (not practising)     Leics/Walton on the Wold (looks like Niagara USA??) James J. Baldwin Emily           ” Embina(?)Kempster Head Daughter Servant 29 2 19 Commercial clerk   Servant Worcs/Shipton on Stow Pimlico Pimlico   1871   Rebecca Watts Lavinia     ”… Read more »


                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 »

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 »