Category Archives: Archives & local studies

Wartime memories

Armistice Day is commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year. Around this time, and of course on Remembrance Sunday itself, many people remember relatives who lost their lives in the two World … Continue reading

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My memories of the White City Stadium

In a previous article I wrote about my family traditions of organising street parties in Shepherds Bush. And in another article I wrote about the 1908 Olympic Games that were held at the White City Stadium. One of my earliest … Continue reading

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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

Edward Johnston and sans-serif Continue reading

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