Category Archives: Archives & local studies

Fulham Bridge continued: The end

The wooden Fulham Bridge lasted over 150 years. It was not only used by locals but was a through road to the south and west. In the 1880s, the decision was made to replace the wooden bridge with a stone structure approximately on the line of the viaduct. Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Roll of Honour

Morgan Phillips, one of Hammersmith & Fulham’s regular researchers at our archives, writes:  St Andrew’s Church, Fulham Fields, has a Roll of Honour comprising 230 men who lost their  lives in the Great War of 1914-18.  Without this Roll only four … Continue reading

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Who built Hammersmith Library?

Gilia, our Archives volunteer, writes:  Henry Hare was the architect of Hammersmith Library. He won the commission in a competition, and the work was paid for by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was opened in 1905. Henry Hare was a … Continue reading

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Hammersmith & Fulham Local Studies and Archives – New Home

The Local Studies and Archives recently moved from Lilla Huset on Talgarth Road to the newly refurbished Hammersmith Library on Shepherd’s Bush Road. We are based on the first floor, in a light and airy room, with beautiful stained glass … Continue reading

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Britain’s first female press photographer

Fiona Fowler,  a volunteer for the LBHF archives and local studies, writes: Next Sunday is Boat Race day and as you would expect, the LBHF archives contain some interesting prints and photographs of its early history. The boat race was … Continue reading

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Evacustes A. Phipson: A little-known but prolific water-colour painter

Our Hammersmith & Fulham Archives volunteer writes: Edward Arthur Phipson was born on 9th February 1854 at King’s Norton, near Birmingham. His family were engaged in local manufacturing and he seems to have received a good education and possibly trained … Continue reading

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Corporal Edward Dwyer VC

Our Reference Librarian, Debby Wale, writes: There is a war memorial in Fulham Library. It is a plaque to honour Corporal Edward Dwyer, who was the youngest person to be awarded the Victoria Cross. The inscription reads: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY … Continue reading

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