Something for everyone, hope this provides some ideas.
More Personal Memories of the Borough
Last week I received a generous offer to our Members of a free pdf copy of a privately published Family History. It centres on the Lally family living in Carthew Road & St Peter’s Grove Hammersmith from 1914 until 1944. Brackenbury and West Kensington Central Schools, churches and youth organisations all feature. Some of our members helped provide background material. The depression and wartime spirit have a message for our current situation. It provides a narrative of the times that is both fascinating and instructive let me have your email address if you would like a copy. The author has a few hardback copies at £30.
Whilst on the subject of personal histories you may have missed two books in our publications:
Memoirs of a London Childhood by Dorothy L Ash born at Anselm Road in 1899 covers her first 33 years living in Fulham.
Ladybirds on the Wall by Barbara Denny describes a life lived in West Kensington (North End) from 1920-1940.
As well as personal, indeed social, history both books give an insight into life in West London at those times and have a nice style of prose, the second being written by a well known local reporter.
Jigsaw Therapy and History
These innovative interactive jigsaws have been put together by our local Archivist Kath Shawcross. Quite good fun and of course a reminder that all have significant histories. Challenge the grandkids or neighbours (electronically) to complete in a faster time than you and also to find out their history.
We have only a few Hammersmith Bridge books left but plenty of Fulham Bridge see Publications.
For something more national and on a grander scale here is a brief video of Julian Humphrys’ Top Ten Castles.
Finally BBC4 tomorrow Thursday 7:30pm Museums in Quarantine does a virtual tour of the British Museum.