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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 Franco British Exhibition

Uxbridge Road Entrance Arch to the Franco British Exhibition I recently purchased a newly published book entitled ‘Shepherd’s Bush behind the Scenes’ by Hermione Cameron. It’s full of fascinating old photos of Shepherds Bush and has a section on the … 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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Shepherds Bush on TV, and in films and books

Any eagled eyed viewers watching the recent re-run on terrestrial TV of Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, in 24: Live Another Day might have noticed Shepherds Bush Market in the opening scenes of the first episode. What is interesting … Continue reading

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Family history and Hammersmith Library

On Tuesday the 19th of January I was joined by a very of enthusiastic group of genealogists. They wanted to delve further into their family’s pasts and I was just as determined to show them how they could do so … Continue reading

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The How the District Line came to Fulham

The first urban underground in the world, the Metropolitan Railway, opened in 1863 and operated from Paddington (then called Bishops Road) to Farringdon Street.  The first section of the Metropolitan District (MDR) line opened in 1868 and ran from South … Continue reading

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Fight the Good Fight – the Church Lads’ Brigade in Fulham

The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade is an organisation that welcomes young people of all faiths and none. Paradoxically it came into being because a Fulham vicar, the Revd Ernest Stafford Hilliard wanted the boys’ group at his church to be exclusively Anglican. Continue reading

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