Fulham Union Talk

A strong audience turned out on Tuesday 14 Jan despite the weather and the Fulham FC crowds to hear Michael Hill give his very detailed presentation of the records he has found in both the London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) and the The National Archive (TNA).

aerial view of workhouse in 1849

Fulham Workhouse 1849
http://www.workhouses.org

Sadly we exhausted the time available before Michael’s material but it gave us a taste of the history of care for the poor from Elizabethan times up until the beginning of the last century.  His presentation included extracts of original documents, instances of individuals in care and the petty political machinations of rival Parishes.  Clearly he has a lot more to tell and we hope that he will use the society to publish his work so that we can understand more of the history of Charing Cross hospital site and similarly the Hammersmith Hospital.

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One Response to Fulham Union Talk

  1. Lillian Cosgrove says:

    Thanks for your recent publication. I wonder if Michael Hill has an e-mail he is willing to share. I would like to get in touch with him regarding accessing the London Metro Archive. Thanks Lillian Cosgrove

    On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 6:19 PM, The Fulham and Hammersmith Historical

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