The second in a series of three exhibitions sharing the memories of local people, Living in King’s Cross looks at changes in social housing from the 1900s to the present day. It presents personal stories of the ups and downs of everyday life in the area, using recordings of local people, archive material and contemporary photographs. Living in King’s Cross focuses on the history of estate-based living on the Priory Green and Hillview Estates amongst others. It presents tales of squatting in the 1970s and considers wider changes in social housing.
As part of Open House weekend on Saturday 22nd September from 11am to 5pm, please join us for a day of celebrating Priory Green and the chance to view our exhibition. We will have a collection event where you can bring memorabilia and photos from your life in King's Cross, a family craft activity - 'Perfect Playgrounds' - where families can get creative and make their own ideal playground, a chance for you to share your own stories, free food and more!
Guided walks of the Priory Green Estate will also be taking place. For more information and to book your place, please see the Priory Green listing on the Open House site.
Dates and times:
Exhibition - Thursday 20th to Wednesday 26th September, 10am-5pm.
Activity day - Saturday 22nd September, 11am-5pm.
Guided walks - please see the Priory Green listing on the Open House site.
The exhibition will be held at:
Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier St, London N1 9QZ
The activity day will be held at:
The Old Laundry, Priory Green, London N1 9DG (next to the Hugh Cubitt Centre)
About the project
King’s Cross Story Palace is a project celebrating and sharing the history of the King’s Cross area over the past 100 years. The project is documenting the social history and personal memories of people who live, work, play and travel through the neighbourhood.
The two-year project has been made possible by National Lottery players through a £663,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is being delivered by Historypin and The Building Exploratory. We have had additional Funding from Lyndales Solicitors.
For more information about the project, please visit www.storypalace.org