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London History Workshop Centre

London History Workshop logoADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: The London History Workshop Centre was established in 1982 as a spin-off from the national History Workshop events and History Workshop Journal. The Centre aimed to gather material on all aspects of London life, organise and conserve such material and encourage participation and involvement by Londoners in recording and using the city's history. The Centre also offered an educational service, ran events, such as the LCC/GLC Centenary, and produced a number of publications. A major part of its work was a sound and video archive which collected stored and made accessible audio and video recordings about and by Londoners. The Centre closed in 1992.


  • Photographic collection compiled by the London History Workshop to accompany their projects, exhibitions and other work including photographs, prints and illustrations covering the late nineteenth century to the mid 1980s and concerning World War One, World War Two, poverty, transport, (railways, cars, buses, trams and the Underground) housing, entertainment, marches and demonstrations, fashion, working life, immigration, the development of London, entertainment, shops and shopping, education, childhood and other areas, c1910-1985
  • Miscellaneous transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by London Weekend Television for the television series, The Making of Modern London, c1985
  • Correspondence and plates for the book Trafalgar Square: Emblem of Empire, published by Lawrence and Wishart, 1975-1976
  • Card backed photographic reproductions used by the London History Workshop for exhibition purposes, c1975

EXTENT: 29 boxes, 2 large boxes