Timeline Bg
  1. 1975

    1. Unity Theatre fire

  2. 1976

    1. Punk arrived in 1976 with a year of concerts including The Damned, The Clash, The Ramones, Patti Smith and The Stranglers. Then in 1978, it was post-punk with Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Police and Adam and the Ants.

    2. Wholefood store opened in Neal’s Yard (beginnings of its development as an alternative Centre)

  3. 1978

    1. The Black Theatre Co-operative, a radical theatre group, is founded in Camden Town. Read More

    2. Beryl and the Perils, a radical feminist theatre group, is founded and based in Haverstock Hill. Read More

    3. Town Hall extension completed

    4. Alexandra Road estate completed

  4. 1979

    1. Ed Berman of Inter-Action radical theatre company meets Prince Charles on a skateboard. Read More

    2. Camden’s longest serving MP Frank Dobson becomes MP for Holborn and St Pancras South

  5. 1980

    1. The first Disabled-led theatre company is founded in NW1 - The Graeae Theatre Company. Read More

  6. 1984

    1. Camden Town Hall Civic Floor occupied by homeless Bengali families protesting at poor Council bedsit accommodation following fatal fire Read More

    2. The Calthorpe Project initiated

    3. Renaming of Selous Street in Camden Town as Mandela Street