Category Archives: Archives & local studies

Poor but loyal – the Coronation of King George VI

We are very lucky to have a dedicated team of Archives and Local Studies volunteers; this piece was written by one of them – In 1937, as the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth celebrated the Coronation of King George VI, … Continue reading

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4 March 1967

4 March 1967 might seem like a random date picked out of the air from 50 years ago. And QPR 3 WBA 2 to some might seem like a random list of letters and numbers. However, those who were at Wembley … Continue reading

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Alfred Daniels’ Murals In Hammersmith | Spitalfields Life

Source: Alfred Daniels’ Murals In Hammersmith | Spitalfields Life

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John Leech, Illustrator and caricaturist for Punch magazine

Many of the Hammersmith & Fulham archives are still in Lilla Huset in Talgarth Road where they were housed before we moved to Hammersmith Library.  I was looking through some of the old volumes and came across John Leech’s Pictures … Continue reading

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The Father of Modern Calligraphy

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Hammersmith’s War Memorials: Mortlake Cemetery

During the time of the Second World War the present London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham was in fact two separate Boroughs. The cemetery that most of us know as Mortlake Cemetery was originally opened in 1909 as Hammersmith New … Continue reading

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Rose Witcop

When I first came across the name Rose Witcop I was amazed to discover that a female Russian anarchist was advocating feminism and pioneering the cause of birth control from Shepherds Bush over a hundred years ago. Rose (originally Rachel … Continue reading

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