Category Archives: Archives & local studies

The Flower Book by Edward Burne-Jones

As so often happens at the Archives, you can be looking for something else and come across an extraordinary find. The Flower Book by Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898) is a series of 38 round watercolours, each about six inches across, painted … Continue reading

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80 YEARS AND THREE GENERATIONS OF PARTYING

On Sunday 12th June the Queen’s 90th Birthday was celebrated with the Patron’s Lunch on the Mall. My own family have been organising street parties in Shepherds Bush for over eighty years. For some unknown reason, just prior to the … Continue reading

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The end of Brandenburg House

A reader of a previous blog on Queen Caroline  asked if the demolition of Brandenburg House so soon after her death had anything to do with the King: the fact that King George so disliked his wife and that she … Continue reading

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Who Lived Where? The London Blue Plaque Scheme

With over 9000 plaques on buildings scattered throughout London, the Blue Plaque scheme is well known and in some central London streets the majority of buildings display a plaque (or plaques). Continue reading

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Hammersmith and the Chelsea Flower Show

Hammersmith & Fulham are justifiably proud of their parks and open spaces and it has been so for many years.  The Archives has this photograph of the staff who looked after them in 1905: It may seem odd to feature … Continue reading

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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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