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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

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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.

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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.
Detail from Anonymous Panorama, 1666. London Metropolitan Archives, City of London

AFL Conference: Evolution from the embers: How Londoners responded to the Great Fire and the Blitz

  • 14 September — 14 October 2016 *on now

2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the 75th anniversary of the culmination of the major Blitz offensive against London. Archives for London’s conference will explore how the capital dealt with these catastrophic events and was able to recover so quickly afterwards

Exploring London in 1666 and life after the Great Fire are Dr Vanessa Harding, University of London; Dr Felicity Henderson, University of Exeter and Dr Stephen Porter, Charterhouse archivist. Whilst Laurence Ward, LMA, doctoral student Darren Bryant and Stephen Larkham, Birmingham City University are among those to discuss the impact of the Blitz across London in 1941.

The day includes guided tours of LMA’s exhibition: London’s Baking! Bakers, Cakes, Bread and Puddings from 1666 to the present day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

London Metropolitan Archive
40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HB
London
EC1R 0HB
England

Admission

Bookings from 19 Sept
AFL Members £17 Non Members £25

Website

http://www.archivesforlondon.org/category/events/

Town Boy Ledgers

Tales from the Town Boy Ledger – discipline, ditch-leaping and death in 19th Century London

  • 6 October 2016 6-7:30pm

Westminster School records date back to the late 14th Century. Re -founded by Elizabeth I in 1560, the Elizabethan statutes established a school of 40 scholars and permitted further pupils to be admitted as ‘Town Boys’.

The Town Boy Ledgers, kept by the pupil elected ‘Head of the Town Boys’ (Princeps Oppidanus) offer a vivid account of school boy experiences, including tales of exploding fireworks, dangerous ‘ditch-leaping’ and accidental deaths.

Following a successful grant of conservation serialisation of the records began. Elizabeth Wells, Archivist and Records Manager will discuss the project and reveal some of the fascinating stories that have come to light through the serialisation.

Where

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HB
London
EC1R 0HB
England

Getting there

Tube: Farringdon

Admission

Free to all AfL members, non-members £6. Refreshments provided.

Website

http://tinyurl.com/AfLevents

Archives for London
c/o London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London
Greater London
EC1R 0HB
England

Website

Archives for London

www.archivesforlondon.org

AfL seminars, visits and other events

www.archivesforlondon.org/events

Membership benefits and details

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E-mail

General enquiries to Archives for London

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Telephone

Seminar bookings and membership queries

020 7332 3816

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