Archives for London continues its 60s at 50 celebrations with a half-day conference exploring London's politics and society in a decade marked by diversity and innovation.
In the 1960s, London became a place of sweeping changes, from the restructuring of local government to rapid developments in social attitudes. Or did it? Join us for some fresh perspectives on life in the world's greatest city in one of recent history's most colourful periods.
Mark Dunton, The National Archives; Max Morgan-Witts, author, director/producer Granada TV; Dr John Davis, Queens College, Oxford; Geoff Pick, London Metropolitan Archives, Elain Harwood and Geraint Franklin, English Heritage.
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Locally sourced – Images from London's archives
Each month we feature an image from one of London's archives.
This image is of a boutique at 488 King's Road.
Image Courtesy of Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies.
Copyright © Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies
Does your Archive or one you use have any 1960s images we could use as ‘Image of the month?’ Please email: email@example.com and let us know!
Southwark Library fire
AfL were sorry to hear the sad news of the fire at Newington Library and the Cuming Museum. We are working with Southwark local archives and will let people know as soon as details can be released and volunteer offers organised.
Update 2nd April
Work continues on clearing up operations, and AfL is keeping in touch with the Archives, Libraries and Museums services
Please note that the Archival collections were held in Newington Library, not the Old Town Hall
All off-site material (records and reserve stock books) is unavailable until further notice.
For information from Southwark Council see:
3 October 2013; 'Past, present and future at the Survey of London'
Speaker – Andrew Saint
Venue – LMA
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