Streets of St Pancras: Somers Town & The Railway Lands

Streets of St Pancras: Somers Town & The Railway Lands

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The transport revolution added three major termini, including St Pancras station, since the book was written transformed by Eurostar. The recent development of King’s Cross makes this book a historical document in its own right.

Somers Town was from the start cosmopolitan, attracting French, Spanish and Irish immigrants and with a sizeable Catholic population. The feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived here and Dickens’ mistress Nellie Ternan lived in Bedford New Town. The poet Shelley stayed for a while in Pancras Road close to the workshop of Sir Henry Bessemer who undertook his steel experiments there.

2002