Tag Archives: Hammersmith & Fulham

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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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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Christina Broom: the first female press photographer

Christina Broom lived most of her life in Fulham, from about 1904 until the death of her husband in 1912 at 38 Burnfoot Avenue and then she and her daughter, Winifred, moved to 92 Munster Road. She took thousands of … Continue reading

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(Advanced) Searching the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Warning! searching our online resource the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) can be addictive as, to quote the popular phrase, “all human life is here”. Most people use this dictionary to search for a specific individual. However you may … Continue reading

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Wormholt Park: the first hundred years

Peter Trott is a local resident and historian, spending much time in the H&F Archives. Here he shares his discoveries regarding the history of Wormholt Park. Continue reading

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Lions in Hammersmith & Fulham

Did you know that there are over 10,000 lions in London and that we, in Hammersmith & Fulham, have about 1500 of them? This will not be news to the residents of the Peterborough Estate around New King’s Road, south … Continue reading

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Why are there Barbican-like buildings in Victorian Fulham?

Deep in the rows of Victorian terraces between the Fulham Road and the Munster Road sits a gem of modern thoughtful design. It looks like a displaced piece of the Barbican! What’s more there is another larger block opposite Fulham Broadway tube station. How did they get there? The answer can be found in the local Archives.
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LBHF Libraries at Summer Time of Your Life

Jane from Askew Road Library attended the Summer Time of Your Life event on Friday 5th of July at Hammersmith Town Hall. It was a free event for older people living in Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. It was … Continue reading

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Reading Well Books on Prescription

What is Reading Well Books on Prescription?    Self-help books can help people understand and manage common conditions, including depression and anxiety. Individuals with mild to moderate mental health conditions often use self-help books as an early intervention or additional … Continue reading

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