Category Archives: Archives & local studies

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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My new career – West London Walks

It was my local council who, as I entered the second half of my sixth decade, unknowingly launched me into a new career when they invited local people to get more involved in some of their services by volunteering their time… Continue reading

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Wormholt Park: the first hundred years

Peter Trott is a local resident and historian, spending much time in the H&F Archives. Here he shares his discoveries regarding the history of Wormholt Park. Continue reading

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Bloemfontein Open Air Swimming Baths

Summer may be well and truly over, but what better subject for a Christmas week post than one about… open air swimming! Here at the Archives we’ve been dipping into the history of the open air swimming baths that once … Continue reading

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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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