Country: England

Region (County/State/Province): Greater London

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Contact: Tony Blooman

Study Description 

My maternal family was located in Somers Town from the beginning of the 1800s until the Second World War. In that 150 year period the family stayed within the boundaries of Somers Town. They may have worked further afield but the families lived in the narrow streets in overcrowded dwellings around the railway stations of Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras.

My focus will be through my own family’s recollections as my mother’s memories of her time living in Somers Town are vivid. But there are many sources of information such as parish, church, institutions, railways, schools, working mens’ clubs etc. which I hope to be able to use. I have a collection of extracts, maps, memoirs and photos of the area but they are just random items and my hope is to add to this collection and create a story of Somers Town through its inhabitants.


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Nowadays the population of Somers Town is around 18,000 but in 1877 there were over 37,000 living in the same area.

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