Apart in person, together in spirit

  On Monday 23 March – the first day of UK lockdown – the Parliamentary Archives received the devastating news that a much-loved and long-standing colleague, Simon Gough, had died at the weekend. Simon’s knowledge of the contents of our repository – the Victoria Tower – was unrivalled and his fascination with our plan collection… Read more »

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Archives for London Practicals – Online: Develop Wiki Editing skills

Wikithon: Develop Wiki Editing skills. Wednesday 24th June 2020 1.30-3.30 (PM) We have partnered with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Women’s Engineering Society and the biographical project Electrifying Women, to bring you a Wikithon and training in being a Wikipedia editor. It is centred around the entries for women, but is not exclusive to… Read more »

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Members Lockdown Newsletter

The AfL Board has instituted a members Lockdown Newsletter to keep our members informed about London’s archives and entertained until we can gather again. This will include: Information on London’s archives Get to know your Board members – contributions on their work and interests Suggestions for relevant websites to look at, or virtual events to… Read more »

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Dr Fiona Gibbs – musician, academic and Orchestra Vitae

Dr Fiona Gibbs is a musician and academic. She has been involved with Archives for London since 2013 giving seminars on her research, which examined the cultural importance of the Royal Albert Hall, and performing at the annual AfL Summer Soiree. At the Summer Soiree she is often joined by her brothers, Mark and Iain… Read more »

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The Imperial Coronation Bazaar

  In 1902 the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street was in debt after acquiring adjacent land for a new outpatient wing, and the coincidence of King Edward VII’s coronation with its 50th anniversary provided the opportunity for a fundraising extravaganza.   The Coronation Bazaar was held at Regents Park’s Botanical Gardens from 10-12… Read more »

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The strange case of Eleanor Doorly

Tom Barney came across this story while using the Twickenham Local Higher Education Committee minutes while researching another Twickenham school, he took notes on it because it seemed to make a nice compact narrative. Miss Eleanor Doorly had been Headmistress of the Twickenham County School for Girls for six years when the Board of Education… Read more »

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POSTPONED – AfL March Seminar

Adventures in the Savoy Archive: The American Bar and the Savoy Cocktail Book As a result of recent government guidance we feel we must follow advice and postpone our upcoming seminars. We will bring you further news as soon as we can. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18.00 –… Read more »

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POSTPONED – Archives for London 2020 Conference

Flushed with Success: London’s Waterways Engineering As a result of recent government guidance we feel we must follow advice and postpone the 2020 Archives for London Conference. We will bring you news of a new date as soon as we can. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. We are pleased to announce that the… Read more »

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AfL February Seminar

Photographs in the collections at London Metropolitan Archives Wednesday 26th February, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives. Photographs in LMA’s collections range from the 1840s to the present day, cover London and its surrounding areas and also reflect the capital’s national and international outlook. They particularly illustrate the expansion… Read more »

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