Category Archives: Kings Cross local history

Kings Cross Orbital Walk (Sunday 2nd June)

The Seventh Kings Cross Walk is this Sunday 2nd June taking a circular route around the boundary of the area, finding out what’s new; sharing information and finishing with a drink (and food) in The Harrison. We will walk up … Continue reading

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Keep cool at the Canal Museum

Click here for more information about the London Canal Museum’s Ice project

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St Pancras Old Church & the amazing lecture series!

A wonderful series of talks on the history of the church and surrounding area is to be given by leading historians and authors between May and October this year. St Pancras Old Church is one of the oldest established in … Continue reading

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Volunteer at London Canal Museum to get free training & gain valuable skills & experience

From May to October the London Canal Museum is offering volunteers the chance to be a member of their Front of House or Education team gaining a unique insight into the history of London’s ice trade, the ice house at … Continue reading

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Kings Cross and the Smallpox Hospital – Anne Howeson

  Wonderful picture below of Kings Cross past and present by local artist Anne Howeson.  Anne says: It’s from a recent project: ‘The present in the Past’ (not exhibited yet) appropriating and responding to archive prints of the area. The … Continue reading

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Protest planned for the 25th anniversary of the King’s Cross fire

This Sunday, 18 November will mark 25 years since a ferocious fire swept up the Piccadilly line escalator at King’s Cross underground station during evening rush hour, killing 31 people in the ticket hall. The Rail Maritime and Transport union … Continue reading

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Ilkeston’s historic journey through King’s Cross

It’s been fantastic to see the historic narrow boat, the Ilkeston (built in 1912), travel through our neighbourhood being pulled by Buddy, the lovely shire horse. This was the first time a narrow boat has been pulled this way on London’s … Continue reading

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Apostrophe now

Yes, it’s the neverending debate over whether to punctuate King’s Cross. No ambiguity in where I stand. Even on this site we can’t all agree, and I stick to my own style rule within my posts. Advocates for leaving out … Continue reading

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