Cloudesley Association – February 2019 Update

1. Local History

We are delighted to announce that the website has been updated with a massive treasure trove of information about past Cloudesley residents. Check it out at or follow the Breaking News link. We have Holy Trinity Church Births, Baptisms, Marriage and Burials data going back to 1829, and extensive census data for Cloudesley Square from 1841 to 1911.

If you would like to get involved or contribute data or stories to bring the records to life, please speak to Nick Collin.

2. Layers of London

On a similar theme, Layers of London, an HLF funded project, has been in touch with the Association. Their remit involves trying to encourage community groups to share their history and memories of London online with a wide range of audiences.
More specifically, Layers of London has a new website that enables community groups and individuals to share the heritage of London online by pinning that information on a map.

The website can be found at: We also attach a leaflet which should provide some useful background. The website is free to use and anyone can create an account. We have already created a "Collection" called "Cloudesley Estate".  Layers can also offer training and advice on what makes a good online collection, and have an extensive engagement programme for children and youth groups. Please do get involved.

3. School

Rowena Champion met with Nigel Smith (Head), his colleague Joe Calouri (Executive Member for Children and Young People) and Mark (business manager) from the PRU late last year. She had a positive meeting with them. Clyde Brennan has separately reached out to let us know that he is the new Head of New River College Primary. We are looking forward to getting to know Clyde this year.

4. Residents Meeting

We are hoping to hold the next residents meeting in the second week of May. We will circulate details in next month’s newsletter.

5. StAn’s Café

StAn’s café takes place on 3rd Saturday of the month (10am - 1pm) at St Andrews church in Thornhill Square. The next one is on the 16th February, with the following one on 16th March. Further information can be found on the StAn’s café Facebook page.

6. Kings Cross

Of interest in Kings Cross this month:

From Coal to Club – there is a fascinating exhibition in Kings Cross Visitors Centre about the history of Coals Drop Yard that runs until 30 March 2019.

Wave Field – there are illuminated musical seesaws sitting in Coals Drop Yard until 17 March 2019.

Valentines – there is a Valentines theme at Canopy Market this coming weekend – 14-17 February 2019.

Half Term Activities for Kids – there is a week long festival of activities for kids during half term week – 16-24 February 2019.

If you are aware of any event, consultation or news item that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please let us (or your street rep) know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association e mail distribution list, please pass this e mail on and/or ask them to provide me with their contact details (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that they can be kept in the loop.

Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association
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