Category Archives: Archives & local studies

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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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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