LBHF ARCHIVES

25 February, 2019
Photograph of White City Japanese British Exhibition

Japanese British Exhibition

On Tuesday 19 Feb Kath Shawcross the LBHF Archivist gave us an overview of the background to and current services provided to the public. One of the major benefits of the move to Hammersmith Library has been improved access to the local history collection much of which is now available to browse whenever the library is open and Kath is there on Mondays and Tuesdays to assist and deal with requests for items from the archive.  For family historians, electoral registers, Ancestry UK, Census, photograph collection and newpapers on microfiche are a terrific resouce. A major achievement has been the addition of a public website search of the Archive Catalogue  Kath also talked about the work of volunteers, recent acquisitions, museum objects, special collections – such

Photographs of Pipe and Bag from William Morris collection

William Morris Pipe and Bag

as  William Morris and the Art collection.  An example of the latter is the loan of a nude sketch by Archibald Standish Hartrick to the Tate for the current Van Gogh exhibition.  More of the collection can be accessed through searches of London Screen Archives and ArtUK.   We were treated to slides of  some of the most popular and more interesting items in the archive from the Japan British Exhibition through deeds and photographers’ glass plates to the records of a Hammersmith framing company heavily used to provide provenance for art works. All told an interesting insight in to the borough’s collection and how to access it.

Sketch from a Deed showing property on the Creek Hammersmith

The Creek Hammersmith

 

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TUESDAY 19 FEB 7:30PM

15 February, 2019

KATH SHAWCROSS, LBHF ARCHIVIST ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ARCHIVE SERVICE

Kath took over the Archives from a succession of short term appointees shortly after the move to Hammersmith Library. Having consolidated the improvements in access from the move she is now embarking on measures to digitise some of the peripheral indexes to aid research. Kath brings a great deal of experience to the post and this should be an interesting talk as she outlines future developments with some lovely slides of lesser known parts of the collection.

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/libraries/local-studies-and-archives

St Clements Church Hall, Fulham Palace Road, SW6 6DS (near corner of Crabtree Lane)

 

Buses: 74, 220, 424, 430 (stop outside), 190, 211, 295 (stop nearby in Lillie Road)

FREE (Non-members £3 includes refreshments)


Sir Thomas Gresham

14 December, 2018

We have been alerted by Gresham College to a series of lectures on Sir Thomas Gresham their founder on the 500th year of his birth.  The College carries the tradition of education open to all through a programme of free lectures.

Details at this link 

Hope this will be of interest.


West London History Conference 30 March 2019

10 December, 2018

Next year’s conference will have the theme Entertainment in South and West London it will be held at The University of West London. Tickets at £15 will be available from Kieth Whitehouse at the Christmas Party or directly.


THE ARCHITECT OF ST PAUL’S GIRL’S SCHOOL – GC HORSLEY + NEWSLETTER 145

6 July, 2018

TUESDAY 17 JULY 7:00PM AT FULHAM PALACE (Jessie Mylne Education Centre)
Dr Howard Bailes the archivist and a former teacher at SPGS will give an illustrated talk on this eminent architect who was also a designer, co founder of the Art Worker’s Guild and President of the Architectural Association. Full details in the latest Newsletter 145 which contains our interesting future programme.


ST PETER’S CHURCH 15 MAY & FUTURE EVENTS

13 May, 2018

We had a successful series of talks through the winter months including – The Lion Houses, London in the Civil War, Roman London, Thames Archaeology and Panaorama of the Thames. Now with lighter evenings we venture out starting with St Peter’s Church and Square in Hammersmith, probably finishing in the Black Lion. Meet:

    7:30PM Tuesday 15 May Outside St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane W6 9BE

hope to see you there.
Next will be a visit by shared private cars to Watts Gallery near Guildford to see the Cecil French bequest of Burne-Jones and other paintings before the exhibition closes. Details of travel will be agreed with those who have shown an interest, its not too late email: fhhslist@gmail.com

    Departing at 1030AM 29 May For Watts Gallery returning late afternoon
    In June we will visit Kensal Green Cemetery at 11:00AM 30 June

For July we have secured a talk on St Pauls Girls School by Dr Howard Bailes which will be at

    7:00pm on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 In the Jessie Mylne Education Centre at Fulham Palace

Further details will be found in our current and next newsletters


LOST AND FOUND: THE REDISCOVERY OF ROMAN LONDON – JOHN CLARK

20 February, 2018

Another terrific talk to start the year.

TUESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY at 7.30
In 1136 a book appeared that was to change history – literally. Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ”History of the Kings of Britain” detailed a fundamentily ‘British History’ that was accepted as genuine for 400 and more years. There was no place in it for the Roman Conquest of Britain, or for Londinium, capital of a province of the Roman Empire. Just that London had been ‘New Troy’, older than Rome and ruled by independent British kings like Lud, who built the city’s walls. Only in the 16th century did London historians question this story. With access to classical texts rediscovered during the Renaissance and spread by printing, and with the natives of the newly discovered America’s as models for an understanding of the ‘Ancient Britons’ described by Julius Caesar, they were better placed to interpret the nature of Roman London. Rebuilding works after the Great Fire revealed relics of this earlier London, and they were collected, recorded and discussed by antiquarians. Yet the popular belief that London was an already ancient city before the arrival of the Romans was hard to ignore.

John Clark was formerly Keeper of the Medieval Department at the Museum of London. Now retired he is Professor Emeritus. Do come along and here this fascinating, illustrated talk.

St Clements Church Hall, Fulham Palace Road, SW6
FREE (Non-members £3 includes refreshments)