We celebrated democracy with EqualiTeas


Last month local residents came to the EqualiTeas event we held in Basil Jellicoe Hall in Somers Town, in partnership with Somers Town History Club.

Our EqualiTeas event was one of many happening across the country over the past few weeks to celebrate 90 years of men and women over 21 having the equal right to vote, since the Representation of the People Act 1928 was passed.

St Pancras and Somers Town Councillor Samata Khatoon kick-started the evening with an introduction on the importance of democracy and equality.

The History Club gave talks about Irene Barclay and Edith Neville, who were among the founders of St. Pancras House Improvement Society, as we were called when Origin Housing was originally founded. They also spoke about Mary Wollstonecraft, a British writer, philosopher and an advocate of women’s rights.

There was a lot of discussion and everyone seemed to really enjoy the event; some local residents even shared personal memories of female figures who played a positive role in shaping the local community over the years.

Thank you to Rosa, our Customer Engagement Co-ordinator, and Aviva, our Community Facilities Officer, who teamed up with Somers Town History Club to make the event happen.

Follow the hashtag #EqualiTeas to find out more.