List of News Articles

  1. Women’s History Month: The Hewins Sisters

    Summary: The Hewins sisters are the self-published authors of ‘Lest We Forget’.

    8 min read

  2. Women's History Month: Edith Wensley and Friends

    Summary: We highlight the friendship circle of Edith Wensley.

    2 min read

  3. From the Collections: Society of Public Librarians Archive

    Summary: Interpretation Manager, Michelle discusses the Society of Public Librarians archive here.

  4. From the Collections: Derek Brook

    Summary: Campaigns Manager Jeroen discusses the Derek Brook photographic archive here.

    4 min read

  5. Gallery: London in summer

    Summary: We dived into our archives to explore how Londoners through the last century have enjoyed themselves in the summer.

  6. Gallery: A-Z of LGBTQ+ London

    Summary: We've been celebrating this year's Pride Month with an A-Z tour of LGBTQ+ London on our social media.

  7. Gallery: The Gay Liberation Front & Pride

    Summary: Britain’s first Pride was held in 1972, organised by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Pride marches have since marked several key moments in LGBTQ+ history, and we're excited to share with you previously unseen images of the second ever Pride.

  8. Gallery: Back to the sixties with Derek Brook

    Summary: The sixties were a transformative decade for London. The capital was anointed in April 1966 as “The Swinging City” by Time magazine, with London being seen as a thriving hub for art, music, and fashion.

  9. Gallery: Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association Archive

    Summary: Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association (KLPA) represents the community of women who swim in the Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath.

  10. Gallery: London's LGBTQ+ nightlife

    Summary: London is often seen as a haven for the LGBTQ+ community, with queer nightlife providing a chance for connection, community, and escapism.

  11. Lives from the Archives: Peter Wilson (Eton Manor Boys' Club member)

    Summary: Peter “Wiggy” Wilson was a member of the Eton Manor Boys' Club in London’s East End during the 1960s. Founded in 1909 in Hackney Wick, Eton Manor was financed and managed by four Old Etonians (Arthur Villiers, Gerald Wellesley, Alfred Wagg, and Sir Edward Cadogan) until it closed in 1967.