Record offices and libraries

Lilla Huset, home of Hammersmith and Fulham
        Archives and Local History Centre

The principal depository for records relating to the West Middlesex area is the London Metropolitan Archives and this should be a first port of call if the location of the records you are seeking is not known. However there are several local archives, administered by the present corresponding local authorities. Details of all these are noted on this page. It is strongly recommended that you contact the archivist to discuss your requirements and confirm access information, opening hours, etc., before leaving home.

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB (Map)
Tel: 020-7332-3820
Web: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives
Email:
Covers: All of the former County of Middlesex

Guildhall Library, Manuscripts Section
Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH (Map)
Tel: 020-7332-1868
Web: www.history.ac.uk/gh/
Email:
Covers: City of London parish records, probate records, etc.

Ealing Central Library (Local History Library)
103 Ealing Broadway Centre, London W5 5JY (Map)
Tel: 020-3700-1052
Web: www.ealing.gov.uk/libraries
Email:
Covers: Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Norwood, Perivale, Southall and West Twyford,

Hammersmith & Fulham Archives
Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London W6 7AT (Map)
Tel: 020-8753-3850
Web: www.lbhf.gov.uk
Email: Covers: Fulham, Hammersmith, and Shepherds Bush

Hounslow and Feltham Local Studies and Archives
Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street , Feltham, Middlesex TW13 4GU (Map)
Tel: 020 8583 5497
Web: www.hounslowlibraries.org
Email:
Covers: Bedfont, Brentford, Chiswick, Cranford, Feltham, Hanworth, Heston, Hounslow, and Isleworth

Local Studies Department, Kensington Library
Phillimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX (Map)
Tel: 020-7361-3038
Web: www.rbkc.gov.uk
Email:
Covers: Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, including Brompton, Kensington, and Notting Hill

Local Studies Section, Richmond Library
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1TT (Map)
Tel: 020-8734-3309
Web: www.richmond.gov.uk
Email:
Covers: Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham,and Whitton

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 1ND (Map)
Tel: 01483-518737
Web: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/recreation-heritage-and-culture/archives-and-history/surrey-history-centre
Email:
Covers: Ashford, Laleham, Littleton, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, and Sunbury,

Local Studies Archives, Uxbridge Library
High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1HD (Map)
Tel: 01895-250702
Web: www.hillingdon.gov.uk
Email:
Covers: Botwell, Cowley, Harefield, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Hayes, Heathrow, Hillingdon, Longford, Sipson, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Yeading, and Yiewsley




Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 27th June 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, and members being remote or at St. John's, to be held on Thursday 21st July 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Rob Kayne titled Old London Bridge: the one with the houses on top.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is The Family History Show on 24th September 2022.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


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17-June-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

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9-May-2022

Digitised journals now go back to 1988, all fully indexed

7-May-2022

The Committee minutes for March 2022 added to Members Area.

29-April-2022

A Books for sale page is added.


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