UK squatting archive


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recent & current

ma@ke-u.se - (previously known as "Bodies & Voids") - a London based activist ethical squatting group, also looking for practical support from those interested in campaigning against the new squatting law (November 2013)

Library Street - South London community squatting group (October 2013)


squatting in London (England) from 1969

The Dilly Dossers and the London Street Commune (1968-1969)
memories of 144 Piccadilly, Endell Street, & The London Street Commune - Sep 69
144 Piccadilly Squat (Canadian Chris) - Sep 69
glimpses of the notorious London squat during its final days

memories of 220 Camden High Street (Lizzie) - 1970-76

pics & info from Grosvenor Road Squat, Twickenham - 1972-76
postcard, warehouse, graffiti, galleries, treehouse, message board
If I only had time (Ken Elmes) - (1972-76)
excerpts from biography re his involvement with Twickenham squatters
A Survey of Squatters in Central Twickenham (Chris Whitehouse) - Sep 73
Personal View (Pat Day) - BMJ, 9 Nov 74
radical doctor's account of living in a squatting community
Squat (James Saunders) - Aug 76
superb documentary/play re Grosvenor Road, Twickenham

Squats in Hammersmith, Putney and Fulham (Sharon) - 1986/87

Portman Street Squat - 2004

All London Squatters Meeting, 9 Nov 73 (minutes)
All London Squatters Meeting, 9 Dec 73 (minutes)
All London Squatters Meeting, 6 Jan 74 (minutes)
All London Squatters Meeting, 27 Jan 74 (minutes)
All London Squatters Meeting, 3 Feb 74 (minutes)
All London Squatters Meeting, 17 Feb 74 (minutes)
All London Squatters / Reclaim The City (Birmingham) etc - Jan 86 (flyer)
All London Squatters Gathering - 13 Apr 86 (flyer)
All London Squatters Meeting - 17 Sep 89 (flyer)
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 1  -  zip file - Pages 1-12 (2MB)
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 2
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 3
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 4
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 5
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All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 7
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 8
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 9
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 10
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 11
All London Squatters Comic No 1 - 16 Feb 90 - Page 12

Haringey Squatters Newsheet No 1 - 13 Mar 86 - Page 1  -  zip file - Pages 1-4 (750KB)
Haringey Squatters Newsheet No 1 - 13 Mar 86 - Page 2
Haringey Squatters Newsheet No 1 - 13 Mar 86 - Page 3
Haringey Squatters Newsheet No 1 - 13 Mar 86 - Page 4

Squatters Network Of Walworth & Southwark (SNOW) Party - 20 Dec 85 (flyer)
Notes For New Squatters - SNOW - May 86 - Page 1  -  zip file - Pages 1-4 (650KB)
Notes For New Squatters - SNOW - May 86 - Page 2
Notes For New Squatters - SNOW - May 86 - Page 3
Notes For New Squatters - SNOW - May 86 - Page 4
SNOW Benefit - 16 May 86 (flyer)


other stuff

Unfinished Histories - "Agit-Squat: Squatting and the Alternative Theatre Movement" (Jul '13)

2012 International Squatter's Convergence - Brighton, Sussex (May '12)
Brighton Bank Squatters - eviction attempt foiled (Mar '12)

Camberwell Spike Surplus - eviction and appeal - London, England (Feb '09)
the Da! Collective resquats in Mayfair - London, England (Jan '09)
Mill Road Social Centre continues - Cambridge, England (Nov '08)
Councillor John Lines Homeless Village moves to new site - Birmingham, England (Nov '08)

Christiana eviction - resistance and streetrage - Copenhagan, Denmark (Oct '08)
Wet Paint survives threatened eviction - Worcester, England (Oct '08)
anti-mining farmhouse squat - Derbyshire, England (Jul/Aug '08)
88 London Road Squat evicted - Brighton, England (Jul '08)
English squatting round-up - June 2008 - Brighton / Cambridge / London, England (Jun '08)
'Siege of London Road' withstands bailiffs - Brighton, England (May '08)
spoof squatting paper MESHO now available - England (Apr '08)
Decentralized Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces - England (Apr '08)
Call For Decentralized Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces - Brighton, England (Mar '08)
squatted TAA benefit gig under siege - Brighton, England (Mar '08)
squatting news from Ungdomhuset / Christiana - Denmark (Feb '08)
newly occupied social centre opens in Hackney - London, England (Feb '08)
RampArt appeal eviction decision - London, England (Jan '08)

eviction of Common Ground Community Garden - Reading, England (Oct '07)
Camberwell Squatted Centre Under Threat - London, England (Jul '07)
Victory for The Tanneris in Fight Against Eviction - Dijon, France (May '07)
The Tanneries Under Threat - Dijon, France (Apr '07)
Good Food Cafe Reclaimed, Camberwell - London, England (Mar '07)
Riots Follow Ungdomshuset Eviction - Copenhagen, Denmark (Mar '07)
The Rise and Fall of The Vortex, Stoke Newington - London, England (Mar '07)
list of social and action centres - England (Jan '07)

November / December 2006 events at Mooreen - Sheffield, England (Nov '06)
squatting advisors legal training day - London, England (Nov '06)
Dalston Theatre squat evicted - London, England (Nov '06)
Dalston Theatre squat eviction looms - London, England (Oct '06)
Hornsey Hospital Squat eviction notice - London, England (Sep '06)
The Square facing imminent eviction - London, England (Jun '06)
RampART Street Party - London, England (May '06)
Buckingham Road Nursery Squat - Leeds, England (May '06)
Upper Lewes Road Squat Evicted - Brighton, England (May '06)
Ray Tindle Centre squatted - Brighton, England (May '06)
Broadway Market and Dalston Theatre squats - London, England (Feb '06)
Suttongrad Social Centre facing eviction - London, England (Jan '06)
Bristol North Swimming Pool eviction - Bristol, England (Jan '06)
Hackney Broadway Cafe resquatted - London, England (Jan '06)

St Agnes Place evicted after 30 years - London, England (Dec '05)
Advisory Service For Squatters 30th birthday - England (Dec '05)
St Agnes Place under threat of eviction - London, England (Nov '05)
Nursery Social Centre Squat - Birmingham, England (Mar '05)
Arbour Square survives eviction - London, England (Feb '05)

Maelstrom info shop - Leeds, England (Nov '04)
Old Bournbrook Nursery - Birmingham, England (Sep '04)
Ex Grand Banks eviction - London, England (Sep '04)
St Agnes Street Party - London, England (Aug '04)
Squatting - The Surreal Story - stories wanted for UK book on squatting (Jul '04)
RampART events - squatted social centre - London, England (Jul '04)
Ex-Grand Banks - squatted social centre - London, England (Jul '04)
Old Bingo Hall occupied - Brighton, East Sussex, England (Jun '04)
23TOPIA - autonomous social centre - Worthing, West Sussex, England (Jun '04)
Rampart Squatters opening social centre - London, England (May '04)
Hebdon Bridge open community space - Yorkshire, England (Apr '04)
Fortess Road Squat appealing eviction - London, England (Apr '04)
Cowley Road Social Centre - Oxford, England (Apr '04)
Colliers Road Eviction - London, England (Apr '04)
occupied social centre planned - Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England (Mar '04)
new social centre opens on Fortess Road - London, England (Mar '04)
Fortress Road Social Centre threatened with eviction - London, England (Feb '04)
Harland First School squatted, Colliers Wood - London, England (Feb '04)

Aspire plans for December 2003 - Leeds, England (Nov '03)
St Agnes Place Under Eviction Threat - London, England (Oct '03)
new squatted social centre - Newtown, Wales (Aug '03)
Terra Audio eviction weekend events - Brighton, England (Jun '03)
help prevent illegal squat eviction - New Cross, London, England (Jun '03)
Ossory Road Yard - Southwark, London, England (Feb '03)
Radical Dairy and White Post Lane - Hackney, London, England (Jan '03)

Riot Police attack A-Spire squat - Leeds, England (Nov '02)
Radical Social Centre - Colchester, England (Aug '02)
new squats in Hackney - London, England (Aug '02)
help needed at La Vielle Vallette - Nimes-Ales, France (Jul '02)
Chalk Circle Community Centre opens 15th June - Hove, England (Jun '02)
Can Masdeu blockaded by police - Barcelona, Spain (May '02)
Forest Lodge Collective facing eviction - Nottingham, England (May '02)
Locomotive Works facing eviction - Brighton, England (May '02)
Aspire reopening - Leeds, England (Apr '02)
Radical Dairy raided - computers taken, electric cut - London, England (Apr '02)
Okasional Cafe squats The Pack Horse - Manchester, England (Mar '02)
Radical Dairy Social Centre - update - London, England (Feb '02)
Aspire events - March 2002 - Leeds, England (Feb '02)
491 Squat Gallery - activities Feb/Mar - London, England (Feb '02)
Mr Gluck's Radical Dairy - London, England (Jan '02)
squat to host underground art explosion - London, England (Jan '02)
WOMBLES - Building Liberation meetings - London, England (Jan '02)
Tyneside Radical Film Festival "Squatting" - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (Jan '02)

Goblins Invade Euston! Squat Cafe - London, England (Nov '01)
squatting eviction forms changed - UK (Nov '01)
OKasional Cafe evicted - Manchester, England (Nov '01)
Eclectic City 3 Community Centre - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (Nov '01)
news from Montreal - Canada (Aug '01)
De Centrum squat raided by police - Bialystok, Poland (Aug '01)
Okasional Cafe update - Manchester, England (May '01)
squatting news round up - UK (Apr '01)
Atherden Road calender of events - London, England (Apr '01)
Eclectic City II - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England (Apr '01)
Atherdon Road update - Hackney, London, England (Mar '01)
Atherdon Road Community Centre - Hackney, London, England (Mar '01)
Exhibition of Squatting - 10-13th May 2001 - Navarro (Basque Country), Spain (Mar '01)

Eclectic City - resquat - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England (Nov '00)
Eclectic City - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England (Oct '00)
Brickhurst Farm court case won - Tunbridge Wells, England (Jun '00)
Cultures of Persistance [sic] - London, England (Jan '00)

Squatters of Loisaida - New York City, US (Nov '99)
Platform 6 squat - Southampton, England (Nov '99)
Les Tanneries squat facing eviction - Dijon, France (Jun '99)
Bishopston Community Centre squatted - Bristol, England (Jun '99)
OKasional Cafe - new site on Oxford Road - Manchester, England (Apr '99)
Brixton 121 Centre - Eviction Imminent - London, England (Mar '99)
Hackney Evictions Continue - London, England (Mar '99)
Equality Housing Collective - Oxford, England (Feb '99)
Citizen Smith squat - Kensal Green - London, England (Feb '99)
Brixton 121 Centre eviction - London, England (Feb '99)
Ernie Mattocks - brief obituary - London, England (Jan '99)

Hackney Anti-Squatting Campaign - London, England (Dec '98)
OKasional squat cafe II - Manchester, England (Nov '98)
Empty Homes Agency - stats - England (Apr '98)
Pfarrstrasse Eviction - Berlin, Germany (Feb '98)

Flamingo Hotel - Santa Monica, USA (Nov '97)
Empty Homes Agency - hotline - England (Nov '97)
Berlin Evictions - Berlin, Germany (Apr '97)


links

international

Squat!net - Planet Squat - multilingual squatting news

Australia

SUWA Show - Squatters and Un-Waged Airwaves (Melbourne)

Brazil

Invazio - Punk Squat From Brasil

England

Advisory Service for Squatters - lots of excellent stuff here
email: advice@squatter.org.uk
if you want to phone, office hours are 2-6 Monday to Friday -
tel +44 (0)020 3216 0099 (or 0845 644 5814 land lines outside of London)
giving out advice to squatters and potential squatters for over 20 years
(insufficient resources to provide info to academics or journalists)

alt.uk.squat - Google newsgroup / archive

Bowl Court Social Centre - Shoreditch, London

Grosvenor Road Squat, Twickenham - & other SW London 1970's squats - Facebook group

London 70's squats and squatters - Facebook group

MADA! The DA! Collective - arts squat, London 2008

Made Possible by Squatting - exhibition (Sept 2013) + activism - Facebook page

SNOB(AHA) Squatters Network Of Brighton - (And Hove Actually)

SQUASH - Squatters' Actions For Secure Homes - opposing UK anti-squatting legislation

Squatters Legal Network - squatting news & support

Squatting London - Southwark archive 1986-88 - incl "The Wire" (Multiply group)

Urban75 - notes for new squatters (last updated 2010)

Wombles - notorious cuddly activist group

France

Constable RIT, Forcalquier - squat in SE France, facing eviction

Maloka - Dijon anarchist collective living in squatted social centre

Germany

reclaim the streets (Berlin)

US

Homes Not Jails - Washington DC - all-volunteer, direct action housing organization
tel: 202-297-4430 - fax: 202-546-1824

Riverview Road Squat - Highway 55 threat to Minnehaha Park (Minneapolis, USA)



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