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Open House - Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre at  Holborn Library

Open House

Described as 'the pioneer' of the country’s post-war public libraries, Holborn Library has a structure of reinforced concrete, a front wall cantilevered out from internal columns, a galleried reading room and an entrance with a cantilevered canopy supported by piloti. It houses the borough of Camden’s archive collection covering over five centuries of history. For Open House there is an exhibition on the history of the building and an opportunity to join a tour of the archives.
Type of Building/Site     Library

Building Info     Architect     Sidney Cook
Year Built     1960.
Period     Post-war

Where and when?

Saturday 20th September 2014

Event/Entry Details     Tours at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, first come basis. Duration 45 mins.

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

The Commune of Paris in Camden


An illustrated talk by Deborah Lavin, author, academic and historian

At the time the International Working Men’s Association was meeting at 256 High Holborn, Karl Marx lived in Camden

Where and when?

Thursday 9th October 2014 at 7.15pm
(Doors open at 6.45 pm)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

Versed in History


St Pancras Station bomb damage 1941

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