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Welcome to the Camden New Town History Group Wiki, the free content local history resource that anyone can edit.

In this version, started in 2015, we are currently working on 33 articles.

People | Places | Streets | Events | Early History | Social History | Media Archive | Other Topics

Locate: A-Z Index - View all categories - New pages - Articles needing to be written


The Camden New Town (CNT) History Group Wiki is an on-line encyclopaedia and archive of the local history of Camden New Town and surrounding areas; it is being continually expanded and improved by the community.

The Wiki needs your help and contributions to improve it, add to it, and to help preserve the history of our locality. Anything published on the CNT Wiki is free content, published under the Creative Commons License. This is a resource for the whole community. We now have 33 articles on the CNT Wiki, there is still a lot of work to do. Look at our list of wanted articles for ideas on what you can write about.

About the CNT History wiki?

What is the CNT History Wiki?

The Camden New Town History Group Wiki is a free source of information about local history, maintained by the community for the community. Anyone can add or edit articles about any area that they feel they have knowledge about or a valid contribution to make. If you see an article that you feel could be improved or has mistakes in it, please feel free to make changes. Click here to find out how to get started. In order to edit articles, we require you to provide a valid email address. This makes vandalism of the site (a common problem with wikis) more difficult; it will not be used for any other purpose or shared with 3rd parties.

If you disagree with the way an article is laid out or you have issues with the content, there is a discussion page where you can voice your opinions.

This is your opportunity to share your knowledge local history. If you do want to add to the Wiki then please read our Editing policy for guidance on articles.

How do I start using the Wiki?

It's simple; either by following the links on the main page or by typing in a word or words into the search box on the left or top. The Go button will take you directly to an article, if one exists with that title. The Search button will show all articles that might apply.

If you find a technical problem with the site or have any suggestions on how we can improve it, please add you suggestions to our Technical log.

How do I add my own knowledge to the Wiki?

If you search for a term that does not yet have an article (using the Go button), you are presented with a list of all possible pages that might apply, as well as a link that allows you to type directly into the system. It is as simple as that! If you want to expand or correct an article then every article has an edit tab or link which allows you to edit it.

There is a Help page to assist you.

How is the wiki organised?

Early history

We have a number of articles on the early history of the area that pre-dated the building Camden New Town. A good place to start is the History of Camden New Town.

By Place

The area has a number of notable buildings and locations, you can view them here.

By Street

If you know the street/road you are interested in you can type in its name to the search box to find it. There is also a list of streets which shows all the streets on the wiki.

Notable people

A large number of notable individuals have been linked to the locality, either because they have lived here or because they were involved in the history of the area. , You can view them here.

Important events

Important events that have effected the locality are listed here.

Media Archive

We have an archive of audio and video recordings here.

Other Topics

Articles that fall outside of these categories can be seen here. We also have a Bibliography of publications relating to the area.

External Sites

The Camden New Town History Group has a website with articles and census data here; www.camdennewtown.info.

The Camden History Society has their website here; www.camdenhistorysociety.org.