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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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“From then till now”

Long-time librarian, Elin Jones, reflects on her career working in Hammersmith and Fulham libraries… I retired this April after thirty-six and a half years of library service – and what lovely memories I take with me. I started working for Hammersmith and … Continue reading

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The Panorama of the Thames

I looked in the Archives to see if I could find pictures to show the changes to the Fulham riverside that had taken place in the early 1800s, around 1900 and the present day, and chose three examples… Continue reading

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My new career – West London Walks

It was my local council who, as I entered the second half of my sixth decade, unknowingly launched me into a new career when they invited local people to get more involved in some of their services by volunteering their time… Continue reading

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Queen Caroline in Fulham

Queen Caroline, the wife of King George IV, lived at Brandenburgh House in Fulham, “a splendid seventeenth century mansion overlooking the Thames”, for the last two years of her life. She died there in August 1821. Brandenburgh House had been … Continue reading

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How We Might Live: William Morris’s Socialism

William Morris was one of Hammersmith’s most famous former residents. The Local Studies Library (at Hammersmith Library) holds a very large and important collection of his printed books and other material related to his life and work. What is not so well … Continue reading

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Fulham Bridge continued: The end

The wooden Fulham Bridge lasted over 150 years. It was not only used by locals but was a through road to the south and west. In the 1880s, the decision was made to replace the wooden bridge with a stone structure approximately on the line of the viaduct. Continue reading

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