Category Archives: Archives & local studies

Christina Broom: the first female press photographer

Christina Broom lived most of her life in Fulham, from about 1904 until the death of her husband in 1912 at 38 Burnfoot Avenue and then she and her daughter, Winifred, moved to 92 Munster Road. She took thousands of … Continue reading

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“From then till now”

Long-time librarian, Elin Jones, reflects on her career working in Hammersmith and Fulham libraries… I retired this April after thirty-six and a half years of library service – and what lovely memories I take with me. I started working for Hammersmith and … Continue reading

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Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Festival is back!

On Monday 8 June, HF ArtsFest officially kicks off for the second year running. A week-long celebration of the cultural richness of our borough – explored through the mediums of literature, music, dance, film, art and theatre – the programme is … Continue reading

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Polo in Fulham

Polo in Fulham In June polo will return to Fulham when, for the seventh year running, Polo in the Park takes place in Hurlingham Park.  More than 100 years ago, Hurlingham Park hosted regular weekly fixtures of polo on what … Continue reading

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The Panorama of the Thames

I looked in the Archives to see if I could find pictures to show the changes to the Fulham riverside that had taken place in the early 1800s, around 1900 and the present day, and chose three examples… Continue reading

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Bishops Park: the early history

At the end of the nineteenth century the population of Fulham was increasing rapidly and in London generally there was a call for public spaces to be made available to improve public health and to provide an alternative to the … Continue reading

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Happy National Libraries Day!

Today, 7 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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