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Fellowship and Sacrifice:Hampstead and the First World War

An illustrated talk by Rebecca Lodge, Curator of Burgh House and Hampstead Museum


Where and when?

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 7.15pm
(Doors open at 6.45 pm)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

Streets of Inspiration

Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras in the life and works of Charles Dickens

A Free Exhibition


Where and when?

Monday 11th August – Friday 12th September 2014
(Monday 10-6 Tuesday 10-6 Thursday 10-7 Alternate Saturdays 11-5)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

A Stone’s Throw Away: The history around here


An illustrated talk by Tudor Allen, Archivist, on the history to be found within
five minutes’ walk from Holborn Library

Where and when?

Friday 12th September 2014 at 1pm
(Doors open at 12.45 pm)

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

Open House - Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre at  Holborn Library

Open House

Described as 'the pioneer' of the country’s post-war public libraries, Holborn Library has a structure of reinforced concrete, a front wall cantilevered out from internal columns, a galleried reading room and an entrance with a cantilevered canopy supported by piloti. It houses the borough of Camden’s archive collection covering over five centuries of history. For Open House there is an exhibition on the history of the building and an opportunity to join a tour of the archives.
Type of Building/Site     Library

Building Info     Architect     Sidney Cook
Year Built     1960.
Period     Post-war

Where and when?

Saturday 20th September 2014

Event/Entry Details     Tours at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, first come basis. Duration 45 mins.

Venue: local studies and archives centre

Admission Free

Versed in History


St Pancras Station bomb damage 1941

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