Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service

Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service
Central Library
14-16 High Street
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Greater London
UB8 1HD
England

Website

Our general website

www.hillingdon.gov.uk/history

Our catalogue

www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk

E-mail

archives@hillingdon.gov.uk

Telephone

01895 250 702

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service exists to:
take care of the Borough's collections of historic material,
help local people find out about their heritage,
promote responsible care for all historic items, old and new,
and work for the establishment of a Borough Museum in Hillingdon.

The Service is Hillingdon's museum and records service. The Heritage collections relate to the natural and human history of the Hillingdon area. They cover the disciplines below.

Museum: The museum collection includes topographical prints, archaeology as well as local and social history items.

The museum collection is currently in store, but temporary exhibitions are regularly organised in our display area in the Central Library in Uxbridge and other venues.

Local Studies And Archive: Material in this part of the collection includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, maps, deeds, manuscripts, leaflets and microfilms.

The main collection is based at the Local studies Library on Level 6 at the Central Library, Uxbridge and specialist staff are available during the opening hours of this room. Anyone wishing to consult any archival material is advised to make an appointment in advance.

Staff offer support for work in schools in a variety of ways.

Other activities include workshops for children, families and adults of all ages, development of resources and teaching materials. We also have a collection of artefacts and other materials which are used for handling.

The services that we offer include talks, identification of objects (we are not able to do valuations), help with exhibition work for groups and individuals, advice on the care and conservation of objects, documents and pictures.

We have a large collection of historic photographs showing locations across the borough.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive

Opening hours

Mon - Thurs 09.30-20.00
Fri - Sat 09.30-17.30
Sun 11.00-17.00

Closed: Bank holidays

Admission charges

None

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Weapons and War, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
National Filling Factory Hayes

Home Fires and Foreign Fields

  • 4 August — 29 December 2014

Exhibition telling the stories of people and places in Hillingdon and how they were affected by the First World War. Many of the items on display have been lent by local people.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

none

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.
photograph of irish guards in ww1

World War One Family Memories

  • 28 July 2014 3-4pm

A reminiscence session, lead by archive staff, to encourage people to share their family memories of World War One.

Please note: this event takes place at South Ruislip Library, Victoria Road, Ruislip, HA4 0JE.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/history

photograph of poppy

Harefield Village History Day

  • 2 August 2014 9am-5pm

Bring in your World War One memorabilia and share your family stories.

Part of the First World War centenary commemorations.

Please note: this event takes place at Harefield Library, Park Lane, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6BJ.

Suitable for

  • Any age
image of medals awarded to Robert Ryder in WW1

Harefield's VCs, Ryder and Kinross

  • 2 August 2014 11am-12pm

Robert Ryder and Cecil Kinross were both born in Harefield and were both awarded the VC in the First World War. This talk by the Harefield History Society looks at their lives. Followed by Q and A.

Please note: this event takes place at Harefield Library, Park Lane, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6BJ.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

None

photograph of poppy

R.A.F. Northolt and World War One

  • 5 August 2014 2-3:30pm

Talk by Sgt. Bristow on the role of R.A.F. Northolt in the First World War. Followed by Q and A.

Please note: this event takes place at Manor Farm Library, Bury Street, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7SU.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
photograph of war horse

Great War Animal Crafts

  • 6 August 2014 2-5pm

Come along for a craft session based on the role of animals in World War One.

Please note: this event takes place at Ruislip Manor Library, Linden Avenue, Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, HA4 8TW.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
photograph of games during ww1

Botwell Community Fete

  • 6 August 2014 1-5pm

Family activities, including Train to be a Tommy, with Greenwich Leisure, maypole dancing, games and songs.

Please note: this event takes place at Botwell Green Library, Leisure Centre, East Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2HW.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • Any age
photograph of field communications during ww1

Great War Trench Building

  • 7 August 2014 2-4pm

Learn about the trenches on the Western Front and build a replica in the library.

Please note: this event takes place at Ruislip Manor Library, Linden Avenue, Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, HA4 8TW.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
photograph of games during ww1

World War One Sing-Along Tea Party

  • 8 August 2014 2-4pm

Enjoy a tea party while singing songs of the First World War.

Please note: this event takes place at Harlington Library, Pinkwell Lane, Harlington, Middlesex, UB3 1PB.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

none

Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

Poetry of the First World War

  • 11 August 2014 2-3pm

Write your own poems, using the poetry of the First World War as inspiration.

Please note: this event takes place at Hayes End Library, Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JQ.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
Photograph of WW1 Nurses, Edith Cavell seated centre.

Find Your World War One Ancestors Online

  • 16 August 2014 10am-12pm

Workshop to teach you how to trace your ancestors using online resources.

Please note: this event takes place at Yeading Library, Yeading Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0EW.

Suitable for

  • Any age
phototgraph of girl making teddy bears in ww1

Make a Toy from the First World War

  • 16 August 2014 11am-12pm

Come along and have a go at making a toy from the First World War period.

Please note: this event takes place at Hayes End Library, Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8JQ.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Especially for children
photograph of poppies

The Road to War

  • 18 August 2014 11am-12pm

An overview of some of the major social, political and economic changes leading up to 1914. Followed by question and answer session.

Please note: this event takes place at Charville Library, Bury Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8LF.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of ww1 entertainment

World War One Afternoon Tea

  • 19 August 2014 3-4:30pm

Afternoon tea, with the theme of World War One, with children's crafts.

Please note: this event takes place at West Drayton Library, Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7JS.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
phototgraph of girl making teddy bears in ww1

Make a Toy from the First World War

  • 22 August 2014 2-4pm

Come along and have a go at making a toy from the First World War period.

Please note: this event takes place at Harlington Library, Pinkwell Lane, Harlington, Middlesex, UB3 1PB.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Especially for children
black and white photograph of infantry with kit

Poets of the First World War

  • 26 August 2014 7-9pm

Harefield poetry will discuss the poets of the First World War.

Please note: this event takes place at Harefield Library, Park Lane, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6BJ.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 16-17
  • 18+
phototgraph of girl making teddy bears in ww1

World War One Coffee Morning

  • 27 August 2014 10:30-11:30am

Share your stories of World War One ancestors and learn how to find out about them online at this coffee morning.

Please note: this event takes place at Hayes End Library, Uxbridge Road Hayes, Middlesex.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
Photograph of woman with a letter

World War One Poets

  • 27 August 2014 2-3pm

A talk on the poets of the First World War by Clive Room of the British Legion.

Please note: this event takes place at Eastcote Library, Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 1RL.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+
  • 16-17
Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

What Would Soldiers Want?

  • 1 September 2014 10:30am-12pm

Soldiers fighting on the Western Front or abroad would be sent "comforts" parcels from home.

Find out about their lives and the sort of "comforts" they would like, then make up a "comforts" parcel to send.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

none

photograph of wounded soldier on battlefield

My Father's War

  • 5 September 2014 11am-12pm

A talk by Mr. Stanley, a resident of Yeading, oh his father's exeperinces in the First World War. Followed by question and answer session.

Please note: this event takes place at Yeading Library, Yeading Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0EW.

Suitable for

  • Any age

"Keep the Home Fires Burning"

  • 5 September 2014 7:30pm-10am

Songs and sketches from the First World War by Curtain Up! the Uxbridge Library play reading group

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

none

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Victorian Childhood

http://www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk/Schools/index.htm

A classroom resource about Victorian education seen through the eyes of "Martha", a young girl. Usin orginal sources from the collections of the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum and the British and Foreign School Society

Creator

  • Heritage Builds Bridges project team

Publisher

  • Heritage Builds Bridge Project (a partnership between Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museums, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School Society)

How to obtain

Free.

Industry and Empire

http://www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk/Schools/Industry/index.htm

An online resource using original sources from the collections of the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School Society to show different aspects ofthe growth of trade, industry and the Empire in the nineteenth century.

Creator

  • Heritage Builds Bridge project team

Publisher

  • Heritage Builds Bridges Project (a partnership between the Hillingdon Local Studies, Aarchives and Museum Service, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School society)

How to obtain

Free.

World War II

http://www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk/Schools/WW2/index.htm

An online resource using original archives and museum objects from the collections of the Heritage Builds Bridges partners. Includes information and activity pages, worksheets and teachers resources on the Home Front, Air Raids, Total War and Human Rights for KS1/2 and KS3. Much is based on local reminiscences.

Creator

  • Heritage Builds Bridges Partners

Publisher

  • Heritage Builds Bridges (a partnership between the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School Society

How to obtain

Free.

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