Category Archives: Hammersmith Library

2016 LBHF Arts Fest in Hammersmith Library

For the third year running Hammersmith Library took part in the increasingly popular LBHF Arts Fest with a range of activities/events from Monday 6 June until Sunday 12 June. Kate Corkery Monday 6 June saw Kate Corkery visit Hammersmith Library … 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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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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Calling all comic fans!

Save the date – Saturday 7 May is free Comic Book Day! And libraries are taking part, courtesy of the lovely folks at Forbidden Planet who are providing the comics to us. Across North America and around the world, comic shops … Continue reading

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Pub Rock, Punk & Sex Pistols in Hammersmith

To tie in with this year’s Cityread London, Hammersmith Library has been celebrating rebellion through our local musical heritage. Legendary rock venue Hammersmith Odeon (now Apollo) has hosted just about everyone, including such superstars as the Beatles, Neil Young, Bruce … Continue reading

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Fulham Town Hall

Fulham Town Hall was completed in 1890 and two later extensions were built in 1904 and 1934.  It is now listed as Grade II*.   In 2011 the Council decided that the few remaining offices in the town hall should be … Continue reading

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Bertram Mills Circus

Like many children in the 1950s, a visit to the Bertram Mills circus at Olympia was one of the treats of my childhood. The first circus, Astley’s, started about 1777 on the site of St Thomas’ Hospital.  It was an … Continue reading

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