Tag Archives: Fulham

Christmas Cards

At this time of year many of us are busy noting what Christmas Cards we received. This is a small collection of cards kept in my family for over one hundred years. We tend to think that our distant relatives … Continue reading

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The Swinging Sixties

I dedicate this blog to my friend Colin Levy who passed away on 12 October after a short battle with cancer. May he rest in peace. On 12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space and for … Continue reading

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Free Access to Ancestry Online

LBHF Library staff member, Karen Blackwell, explains how easy it is to use this free online resource This is really something to get excited about! Ancestry (library edition), usually only available in our library buildings, is now accessible from home … Continue reading

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Read and Relax reading groups in LBHF

This is guest blog post from Liz Ison. She works for The Reader and looks after the Read and Relax reading groups that run in LBHF. Over to Liz to tell us more… Do you love stories, poems and great … Continue reading

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Baby’s first library card – inspiring a lifelong love of reading

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby – so all newborn babies in Hammersmith & Fulham are being given their very own library card to help inspire the love of reading. This new scheme will see parents automatically … Continue reading

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Fulham Floods of 1928 and the heroism of Madge Franckeiss

This beautifully decorated award was recently donated to the  Hammersmith & Fulham archives and local studies. It commemorates the heroism of Madge Franckeiss in rescuing two residents of Hurlingham Court in the disastrous floods of 7 January 1928, almost exactly … 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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John Connolly Reading Challenge

Dare you enter the world of Charlie Parker? Described as the finest crime series currently in existence” John Connolly’s dark and haunting novels can be compared to Lee Child, Stephen King and Nordic Noir amongst others. Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries are … Continue reading

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Keeping honeybees in London

‘Honeybees in the Capital’ was a fascinating talk held in Fulham Library on Saturday 28th November, hosted by Mike Wohl (Lets Go Lets Grow) and featuring Richard Glassborow (Chair of the London Beekeeping Association).  It started with an introduction about … 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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