Camden History Society and Owl Bookshop invite you to a talk about the newly revised edition of Streets of Camden Town
There is no deeper and more fascinating survey of Camden Town’s history. Extensive fresh research has expanded this new edition by 50%, revealing previously unseen stories about streets, buildings and former residents. The collection of eight routes walks the reader through time – from early days as a suburban Georgian new town, to the arrival of the canal and railways and past often fondly-remembered shops and institutions. The routes let you imagine the thriving and rowdy entertainment venues of Edwardian times, the clanking trams, the busy dairy and the constant aroma of baking bread.
Newly acknowledged is Camden Town’s era-defining music scene, from its roots in post-war Irish folk through the 60s, punk and Britpop to the present. The walks also reveal an enviable legacy of artists and architects to add to writers, poets, scientists, actors and politicians.