Archives for London

Archives for London
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Archives for London is the independent voice for archives in the Capital.
We are a membership organisation for people who use and work with historic documents, films and photographs in or about London.
AfL brings together people who are passionate about archives of the UK's capital city to sharing news and ideas and different perspectives on how archives can benefit and contribute to all our lives.
Through our exclusive programme of seminars, behind the scenes visits, our newsletter and annual conference we help unlock the potential within London's archives.

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Archive, Association or society, Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

Seminars and 'behind the scenes' visits are held monthly, but please get in touch anytime with queries or news relevant to archives in and about London.

Admission charges

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Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
First World War Christmas postcard

Poppy fields and Ebay

  • 4 December 2014 6-8:30pm

Geraldine Charles, Archivist at the National Maritime Museum, explains how she used WWI memorabilia bought on eBay to research the men and women to whom the objects relate.

Such items can be used as the starting point for family history research and Geraldine tells some of the stories that unfolded when she looked into the family background of the objects’ owners.

She hopes to find new homes for the items, which range from papers, postcards and photographs to Trench Art and medals, as gifts to relevant Institutions or individuals.


Advance booking is essential. Please guarantee your place by contacting e: t: 020 7332 3879
This seminar is free to all AfL members, non-members £5 (payable on the door).