40 Years of Kentish Town City Farm

The Housing Crisis and Community Action

The Housing Crisis and Community Action Slideshow

Liz Jellinek


Liz lived in Kentish Town in the 1970’s – including time spent in a squat on Prince of Wales Road.  She still lives in the area, and is now an amateur historian of the squatting movement.  Based on her own experiences and her research, she describes the local housing conditions at that time, the squatting movement and many of the local organizations active in the community at that time.

Click the arrow to listen to an excerpt of Liz’s interview

Jean MacRae

Jean MacRae c 1973 (2)From her perspective as a member of the Gospel Oak Children’s Workshop in the 70’s and resident of Kentish Town since the early 80’s, Jean describes the housing and redevelopment situation which changed the area geographically, disrupted the local community and gave rise to the squatting movement.

Click here to listen to an extract from Jean’s interview.