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Locally sourced – Images from London's archives
Each month we feature an image from one of London's archives.
The magical car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang visits Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1968.The book about a flying car of the same name, written by Ian Fleming – the author of the James Bond books – was adapted for a popular family film in this year, and produced by Cubby Broccoli, Producer of the James Bond films.
See this link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Image Courtesy of the Archives of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Copyright © Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
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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:
6 June 2013; Volunteering in the archives sector
Speaker – Susan Lumas
Venue – LMA
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