Cloudesley Estate MapThis is the Cloudesley Association website.  The Association is for residents living in the area roughly indicated on the right - bounded by Cloudesley Road, Cloudesley Place, Liverpool Road and Richmond Road.

Our purpose is to help residents make the most of our community by:

  • Publishing news and other useful information

  • Promoting communication between residents

  • Co-ordinating planning projects and other local initiatives

  • Researching local history

  • Providing useful resources

Click here to download a copy of our Constitution.

We're always keen to hear from you, so please get in touch via the Contacts page or by by using the "Comment" facility below or on most other pages.

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Street_Party.jpgLesley has reminded us that there will be a jubilee street party in Cloudesley Street at 1.00pm on Thursday.  You should have received a flyer.  Bring your own drink and food to share.  Enjoy!

Later:  and here's some photos!  Thanks Lesley.

 

 

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If you're interested in a personal view of "The Case Against LTNs in Islington", click here.  Let us know whether you agree or disagree.  Then to calm you down, here are some more photos of the wildflowers in the churchyard!

 

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The May newsletter has been circulated.  The main news item is Islington Council's response to our email about Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.  Read all about it here.  One item which didn't make it on to the newsletter is that Kate Price of Cloudesley Square is delighted to  announce that Mayflower, her play about the Pilgrim Fathers, will finally be having a proper production at The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Tuesdays through to Saturdays from 24th May to 11th June. There will be a matinee every  Saturday as well.  Details here.

 

 

IMG_1353.jpgA new post on the Church Restoration blog.  Nothing has happened at the church as such but we do have some nice pictures of the first spring flowers to start blooming in the South garden.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Check out this wonderful story kindly provided by David Griffiths, whose grandmother was born in 11 Cloudesley Square, baptised at Holy Trinity Church and educated with her brothers at the Trinity school - complete with very early photos of the school classes.  There is an intriguing twist to this tale linking Nos 11 and 16 Cloudesley Square and involving two boys who formed a lifelong friendship at Barnsbury school.

And for regulars at The Albion, here's what your local looked like in its glory days in the 1880s.

 

 

 

cloudesleycentre_website_logo_crop.pngThe London Diocese have asked us to circulate the following online survey on how the Church might be used by the community when it is opened up as the Cloudesley Centre:  

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CloudesleyCentre2022

This is an important subject for most of us in the Cloudesley Association so we urge you to fill in the survey.  We don't have any other contextual information at this stage such as when or if this is going to happen or how it fits in with other plans for the church, but the preamble to the survey gives a rough idea of what the Diocese have in mind.  For those of you who are new to the area we have a wealth of information about the church on this website going back many years - start by clicking here.

 

February.jpgOur last Association meeting at the Drapers Arms attracted a record turnout and you can read the minutes here.  These included details of the filming to take place at The Crown on February 23, 24, 25 - we're quite excited about this and will be on the lookout for Cate Blanchette and Kevin Kline!  Remember to check the parking restrictions and if necessary move your car by Tuesday night.  Also, we've just learned that the film crew will be using the church for catering and equipment.  If you have any questions, please contact the Location Manager, James Lay, on 07964 002282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

January.pngThe January update is hot off the press - see here.  Note in particular that we are having the first (physical) Association meeting for a long time on Monday 7th February, 6.30pm-7.30/7.45pm, upstairs at the Drapers Arms.  Do come along - and if you've recently joined this will be a great opportunity to get to know other members.  As an enticement, we are providing drinks for free so be sure to order what you fancy at the bar on the way in!

 


Artist and Cloudesley resident Anne Howeson creates haunting "Present in the Past" works of art by St_Pancras_Old_Church_and_the_Fleet_River.jpg
superimposing images of modern buildings on reworked archival prints of old Islington scenes - enjoy them here.

 

 

Jennys_Photo.jpgA hidden corner of Islington reveals a time when London streets were paved with wooden blocks - read about it here.

 

 

 

 

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