Category Archives: Archives & local studies

Fulham Palace through the Great War

Running at Fulham Palace until 16 April 2015 (with some closure periods over Christmas), there is a free exhibition entitled ‘Fulham Palace through the Great War’. The exhibition tells the story of the Great War at Fulham Palace, the role … Continue reading

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Queen Caroline in Fulham

Queen Caroline, the wife of King George IV, lived at Brandenburgh House in Fulham, “a splendid seventeenth century mansion overlooking the Thames”, for the last two years of her life. She died there in August 1821. Brandenburgh House had been … Continue reading

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How We Might Live: William Morris’s Socialism

William Morris was one of Hammersmith’s most famous former residents. The Local Studies Library (at Hammersmith Library) holds a very large and important collection of his printed books and other material related to his life and work. What is not so well … Continue reading

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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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