Tag Archives: Illustrated London News

Bishops Park: the early history

At the end of the nineteenth century the population of Fulham was increasing rapidly and in London generally there was a call for public spaces to be made available to improve public health and to provide an alternative to the … Continue reading

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Dancing in the street

As we approach the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, one of our Archives & Local Studies volunteers looks back at street parties in Hammersmith and Fulham: The first street parties were known as Peace Teas and … Continue reading

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Easter – as reported in the Illustrated London News

In a previous blog post, one of our Triborough Reference Librarians, Debby Wale,  looked at how Valentine’s Day had been reported in The Illustrated London News. This time Debby looks at how Easter was reported in the same publication. From 1842, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – as reported by the Illustrated London News

I’m sure it couldn’t have escaped anyone’s notice that it’s Valentine’s Day today. One of our Reference Librarians, Debby Wale, has been looking at how this day has been covered in the past. Looking at the month of February, traditionally  associated … Continue reading

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