Category Archives: local history

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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Hammersmith’s War Memorials: Mortlake Cemetery

During the time of the Second World War the present London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham was in fact two separate Boroughs. The cemetery that most of us know as Mortlake Cemetery was originally opened in 1909 as Hammersmith New … Continue reading

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Rose Witcop

When I first came across the name Rose Witcop I was amazed to discover that a female Russian anarchist was advocating feminism and pioneering the cause of birth control from Shepherds Bush over a hundred years ago. Rose (originally Rachel … Continue reading

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Hammersmith & Fulham Coats of Arms

The history of Hammersmith & Fulhams heraldry Continue reading

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Looking back at the Olympic Games

We’ve just been celebrating Great Britain’s success at the Olympics, but do you know where the 1908 games were held? Closer than you think…! Continue reading

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