This is the Cloudesley Association website.  The Association is for all residents of the area roughly indicated here.  

Our purpose is to help residents make the most of our community by:

  • Publishing news and other useful information
  • Promoting communication between residents
  • Co-ordinating planning projects and other local initiatives
  • Providing useful resources

MayLatest newsletter including date of next meeting: Tuesday May 21 at 6.30 in the Drapers Arms - be there! 

 

 

Diocese Logo

Important news!  The Diocese have received funding for a project to research the history of Holy Trinity church and are calling for volunteers to help.  Read all about it here.

 

 

JJ Sills

More Cloudesley History, including Families Buried in the Church, Cloudesley War Dead, the Reverend Fell, and Alf Hutt.  Fascinating stuff!

 

 

 

 

March

Check out the latest Newsletter for March.  It includes a reference to a draft "Legal Scheme" from the Church Commissioners, regarding the Diocese's proposals for the restoration of Holy Trinity Church.  You can study the relevant documents here.  If you wish to make a formal representation for or against the draft scheme, or you believe the Association should do so, there is a deadline of April 14 2019.

 

 

Ghost Sign

Check out Jenny's latest remarkable works of local history:  "Hunting Ghosts - Cloudesley Road - Past and Present", and also "Gold Dust - Born and Bred in Cloudesley Road".  We've also added several more items to the "Cloudesley History" project.

 

 

History

We have updated the website with a major new section on Cloudesley History.  You can download Holy Trinity Church records of Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials of past Cloudesley Estate residents and well as census records for every house in Cloudesley Square from 1841 to 1911 (check out who lived in your house in past years!).  It's a great story!  This is a work in progress and we urge all residents to get in touch with any related information they may have, to enrich our understanding of this fascinating part of London.

 

Older news items of interest

 

February

Amanda and Florence have just emailed out the latest Newsletter - check out what's happening here.

 

 

Famous

A list of famous or otherwise interesting past residents of the Cloudesley area (work in progress).

 

 

Cricket Match White Conduit House 1788

More about maps, cricket, tea gardens and Booth's poverty maps.

 

 

 

December

December Newsletter just out - lots to report on the church and much besides!

 

 

Greenwood Cloudesley Map 1830

Check out this old map of the area in 1830 by cartographers C&J Greenwood.  A lot's changed!

 

 

 

Harte Asparagus Watercolour

In the early 1970s Artist Glynn Boyd Harte and his wife Carrie moved into the then dilapidated house at 28 Cloudesley Square, renovated it in Regency style and subsequently presided over a "young fogey bohemian" social set in pre-gentrification Islington.  Read about their story here.

 

Burials

An Islington Life!  Local resident Jenny Tatton has discovered the fascinating story of Charles Mason Sharpe whose coffin rests in the crypt of Holy Trinity Church.  Read about it here or go direct to Jenny's research here.

 

 

Hornbeam CR146

Attention tree lovers!  I've added a new section about Street Trees under About the Area, here, and also included some pictures of notable local trees in all their autumnal glory in the Gallery, here.  Enjoy, Nick!

 

 

 

 

 

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