Category Archives: Hammersmith Library

Robert Gillespie at Hammersmith Library

To anyone who watched TV in the 1970s Robert Gillespie would be instantly recognisable for his appearances in such shows as Porridge, Rising Damp, Secret Army, Butterflies, and The Professionals amongst many others; (and as the long suffering police sergeant … Continue reading

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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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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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City of Stories – celebrating London’s writers and readers

We are very fortunate to be part of Spread the Word’s City of Stories project that invites Londoners to pick up their pens and create new stories. Spread the Word is London’s writer development agency. To help these stories to … Continue reading

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Exploring other worlds with our children – it’s National Bookstart Week 2017

This week (Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June 2017), is National Bookstart Week and this year is an extra special celebration as Bookstart is 25 years old! BookTrust, the organisation that administers the Bookstart programme, encourages children and families to … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Surviving or Thriving?

Read, learn and connect with us during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week – Libraries’ positive contribution to the mental well-being of the population is well documented – see the Arts Council’s publication on ‘The health and wellbeing benefits of … Continue reading

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Dancing Books events

Dancing Books is an innovative project using children literature as an inspiration for creative dance classes for pre-school children and their families. Following a successful pilot project in April 2016, DanceWest in partnerships with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, won significant … Continue reading

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