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Monday, February 11, 2019

Eagle-eyed Hampstead locals will have noticed a romantic change to one of their familiar pillar postboxes.

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, a Camden man became the first in a long line to cycle from London to Brighton.

Forty years ago, Patricia Woodall nurtured a love of dance on a trip around Europe.

“I was very lucky three times: When the Germans came, then when the Russians came, and then during the revolution.”

Highgate Cemetery’s historic Karl Marx memorial has been vandalised – and cemetery director Dr Ian Dungavell thinks repairing it will be harder than fixing it after a 1970s bomb blast.

Renovation of the so-called Sham Bridge at Kenwood House could be finished as soon as this week, according to English Heritage, which manages the historic property on the Heath.

A celebration for the tenth anniversary of the popular Loudest Whispers art exhibition will kick off LGBT+ history month at St Pancras Hospital on Friday February 1st.

Belsize Square Synagogue’s Holocaust Memorial event this year featured Kindertransport refugee Freddy Kosten remembering his flight to safety from Nazi-controlled Vienna just shy of 80 years after he escaped the Holocaust.

Highgate Newtown is hard to pin down. Modernist utopia or architectural aberration?

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is celebrating as £50million plans for two new stands at Lord’s have been approved.

“Forty years. I tell you what – it seems like a lifetime, it really does.”

Eighty years after escaping the Holocaust on the Kindertransport, two north London women who saw Hitler’s ascent have recalled the creeping rise of fascism – and warned of the risks of history repeating itself.

When you think of London’s most striking medieval architecture it can be easy to consider Westminster Abbey and ignore gems further north, but Dr Ellie Pridgeon reckons Camden has ecclesiastical history – some still standing – that blows Westminster out of the water.

Annie S Swan was a noted suffragist and novelist but, from her Camden Square home, she was also friend and confidant to a generation of anxious and lonely women – she was the agony aunt for The Woman at Home magazine.

Fenton House, the National Trust property that sits moments from the southern edge of Hampstead Heath, is set to throw open its doors once more for a special festive event.

Alexandra Palace’s historic Victorian theatre has re-opened following a £27 million refurbishment

Highgate Cemetery’s grip on north London’s imagination is a firm one.

A Routemaster bus will take 72 passengers on a journey through Greek Cypriot history, via Camden and Holloway, on Sunday.

A special interfaith Remembrance Sunday parade in Highgate saw attendees from across faiths and generations join together to pay their respects to those who fought and died in the First World War.

Highgate Newtown’s historic Konstam Nursery has unveiled a commerorative mosoaic celebrating its links to the First World War.

When the sound of rockets was heard across north London on November 11, 1918, some feared for their lives.

She was 11-years-old when a tall man in a long trench coat drifted past the kitchen window.

This year’s Remembrance Day will see a remarkable multi-faith ceremony bring together the Highgate community to remember the horrors of the First World War on the centenary of its conclusion.

They say today’s newspapers are tomorrow’s chip paper.

When Acland Burghley schoolteachers Celia Greenwood and Teresa Noble were hopefully asking around Camden for a space to hold arts classes back in 1978, they hardly imagined the impact their charity would have on the local community.

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