Camden Lesbian Working Group

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Camden Lesbian Working Group

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Kentish Town Lesbian Group

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

c.1980-1982

History

Camden Lesbian Working Group was a previous incarnation of the Camden Lesbian Centre Project (in itself a previous incarnation of Camden Lesbian Centre & Black Lesbian Group). The group was formed at Kentish Town Women's Workshop around the late 1970s or 1980, and they were originally named the Kentish Town Lesbian Group.

When Camden Council Women's Committee was established sin 1982, they adopted the group as a subcommittee and it became Camden Lesbian Working Group. Later that year, the group was again renamed, this time, with a name that would endure for longer: Camden Lesbian Centre Project (CLCP). As CLCP, the group successfully applied for Council funding, coordinated meetings and events, and began looking for premises to establish a physical centre for the local lesbian community.

In 1985 CLCP merged with the Black Lesbian Group, thus establishing Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group (CLCBLG). CLCBLG would secure premises at 54-56 Phoenix Road in February 1986; the Centre opened on 31 October 1987, and closed in late 1995/early 1996.

Places

Camden
London

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group (1982-1996)

Identifier of related entity

GB 1534 CLCBLG

Category of relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group

is the successor of

Camden Lesbian Working Group

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Camden Lesbian Working Group became Camden Lesbian Centre Project in 1982, merging with the Black Lesbian Group and establishing CLCBLG in 1985.

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Maintained by

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Revised

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created by Lucy Brownson on 20/09/2021.

Language(s)

  • English

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