Category Archives: Archives & local studies

The Franco British Exhibition

Uxbridge Road Entrance Arch to the Franco British Exhibition I recently purchased a newly published book entitled ‘Shepherd’s Bush behind the Scenes’ by Hermione Cameron. It’s full of fascinating old photos of Shepherds Bush and has a section on the … Continue reading

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Cops…Cameras…Action!

Hammersmith Library has been celebrating the fictional world of cops and robbers. Continue reading

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Pub Rock, Punk & Sex Pistols in Hammersmith

To tie in with this year’s Cityread London, Hammersmith Library has been celebrating rebellion through our local musical heritage. Legendary rock venue Hammersmith Odeon (now Apollo) has hosted just about everyone, including such superstars as the Beatles, Neil Young, Bruce … Continue reading

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Fulham Town Hall

Fulham Town Hall was completed in 1890 and two later extensions were built in 1904 and 1934.  It is now listed as Grade II*.   In 2011 the Council decided that the few remaining offices in the town hall should be … Continue reading

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Bertram Mills Circus

Like many children in the 1950s, a visit to the Bertram Mills circus at Olympia was one of the treats of my childhood. The first circus, Astley’s, started about 1777 on the site of St Thomas’ Hospital.  It was an … Continue reading

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Shepherds Bush on TV, and in films and books

Any eagled eyed viewers watching the recent re-run on terrestrial TV of Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, in 24: Live Another Day might have noticed Shepherds Bush Market in the opening scenes of the first episode. What is interesting … Continue reading

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Happy National Libraries Day!

Today, 6 February is National Libraries Day – are you coming to the library today? We’d love to see you. If you haven’t been to the library for a while, pick your nearest one and come and find out what … Continue reading

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