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Dangerous Characters In London’s Little Italy

Fascists, Anti-Fascists, Suffragettes and Spies

A Free Historical Exhibition


Where and when?

Monday 1st May – Friday 3rd July 2015
(Opening Hours: Mon 10-6 Tues 10-6 Thurs 10-7 Fri 10-5 Alternate Saturdays 11-5)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Arandora Star, 2 July 1940

A “lack of discrimination” that led to a needless sacrifice of life

Arandora Star

A 75th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture

By Kevin Brown, Author of “Passage to the World: The Emigrant Experience 1807-1940”

Where and when?

Thursday 2nd July 2015 at 5.30pm
(Doors open at 5pm)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

Beryl Bainbridge’s Camden

A Free Illustrated Talk

By Dr Huw Marsh, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Author of “Beryl Bainbridge” (Northcote House, 2014)


Where and when?

Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 7.15pm
(Doors open at 6.45pm)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

Literary London

Go to to listen to Tudor Allen, Senior Archivist, speaking  on Radio Resonance about Camden’s history and literary links and about the collections and work of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

Versed in History


St Pancras Station bomb damage 1941