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/ 29 April 2019

Calling all budding historians

Image from Walks Through Islington

The Diocese is delighted to confirm that it has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a community based project focused around Holy Trinity Church in Cloudesley Square, London, now renamed the Cloudesley Centre. We are looking to attract a group of local volunteers, who will be supported and trained by professional historians, to explore the history and people of Cloudesley Square and the Centre, together with the surrounding parish of Barnsbury.

The initial focus of the project will be exploring the “Tales from the Crypt”, which will research the stories of the people buried in the crypt dating from 1829 to 1854. These were the first parishioners of the Cloudesley area and we plan to create a snapshot of their lives: who they were, what they did, where they worked and how they died.

The research will be published on this website, along with regular project updates.  More information is included in the latest Press Release.

Drop-in sessions to find out more about the project:

  • Finsbury Library, 245 St John Street, on Thursday 9th May (2-5pm)
  • St Andrew’s Church, Thornhill Square, on Saturday 18th May (10am-1pm)

Anyone interested in volunteering as a researcher and/or curator for the exhibition at Islington Museum should send an email with the subject Cloudesley Centre to cloudesleyvolunteers@nullgmail.com

About Esther Stewart

Esther Stewart is the Communications and Digital Content manager for the Diocese of London.

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