Anne Neale, currently the Peer Support & Volunteer Co-ordinator at the Crossroads Women’s Centre, talked to us in May 2018. She spoke about the history of the centre, which began in 1975 as a squat in Drummond Street, near Euston Station. Frequently displaced due to redevelopment and rising rents, the centre later spend 17 happy years in a small shop in Tunbridge Street, next to Argyle Square in King’s Cross. They are now permanently housed in a larger space in Kentish Town.
Anne spoke about the desperate need for a women’s centre in the area, the struggle they went through to maintain their space and the impact that they had at a time when the far right was on the rise in King’s Cross.
For a detailed account of the history of (probably) the oldest women’s centre in London, listen to Anne’s story, and read their history in their own words by following the link below
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