Book launch

Angela Inglis writes:
My new book ‘King’s Cross: A Sense of Place’ was launched in the Kings Place Gallery, York Way, on Tuesday July 10th, 2012. It was a wonderful occasion with over 250 people attending. Speakers were Lord Chris Smith, Randal Keynes, Bob Stuckey, Alec Forshaw, Peter Shaw and myself.

It was good that Norma Steel was there. She met up again with the campaigners who helped her over thirty years ago to save the houses in Balfe Street and create a garden from a derelict car park.

Randal Keynes, who has written Chapter 2 about saving the houses and businesses in South Cally, met many of the people who supported him in the fight.

Many thanks to Peter Millican, Mara Helen-Wood and Nicola Euden for giving me the opportunity to launch this book at Kings Place.

This book could not have been completed without the design expertise and tireless support of Nigel Buckner. See his website:

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Click here to read the report
of the launch in the Islington Tribune

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Anthony Delarue writes:
“Dear Angela,
“It was truly lovely to be there. You have wrought a triumph, the perfect moment, when it is on the cusp of history, yet people are still around and young enough to record what happened. Living history, and an archive resource for which future generations will thank you…

“…It was wonderful to see so many faces from several years ago, to renew friendships, and to meet new people, and carry the battle on! Everyone I spoke to loved this aspect of the evening, and we were all able to cross-fertilise with people we’d know of by reputation for years in another parallel universe of King’s Cross’ micro galaxy…

“…So many thanks indeed. You have proved to be a true pillar among the great heritage of King’s Cross!”

Tony Rees writes:
“Dear Angela,
“Thank you again for inviting us to your book launch. It was great fun, and wonderful to meet old friends and campaigners and catch up and reminisce about the good old times, and the not so good old times. I’ve often thought that someone should put together the story of our local campaigns before the memory has faded. The local population has changed so much, and is now so much more transient, that the knowledge that we take for granted is actually very fragile, so we are very grateful to you … for doing such a magnificent job in preserving this bit of history.”
Click here for Stories: Val Rees, The Trident Pottery


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