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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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.

Primrose Hill schoolchildren are desperate for help uncovering the secrets of their local war memorial.

Alexandra Palace’s theatre has a long history. Unfortunately for lovers of the stage, though, this history is mostly one of dereliction.

Passengers at Alexandra Palace station got a welcome surprise earlier today, when the world’s most famous steam engine, the Flying Scotsman 60103, passed through.

As the 1960s drew to a close a group of Camden women were in the vanguard of the fight for gender equality. Sam Volpe spoke to members of the Belsize Lane Women’s Liberation Workshop about their remarkable deeds.

The Belsize Lane Womens’ Liberation Workshop have been integral to the feminist movement in Camden and beyond since 1969.

Leading psychoanalyst Anne-Marie Sandler, who died in July at 92, was more than just a towering figure in her field.

Pub landlord, social housing reformer and missionary priest: Somers Town’s Father Basil Jellicoe packed a lot into his short life. Ahead of a talk at Camden’s local studies centre, Paul Shaw gives us the lowdown on a remarkable campaigner and people’s champion.

This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.

Plans to demolish and relocate a Grade II-listed swimming pool in Hampstead have drawn the ire of residents of the adjacent Schreiber House – along with campaigners from the 20th Century Society.

As work continues up on the scaffolding at St Augustine’s Church in Highgate, Harry Taylor speaks to the two people tasked with giving the sculptures of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St John and Jerusalem a clean for the first time in half a century – and the parishioner behind the work

The Sigmund Freud statue that sits proudly on the corner of Belsize Lane and Fitzjohn’s Avenue in Hampstead is well-known.

In the dying days of feudal Japan, 14 student samurai from the southern Japanese province of Satsuma (now Kagoshima) came to Camden to study at UCL. Four others went to colleges around the country.

“Trying to think of a joke becomes part of your everyday life.”

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