Tuesday 31 January 2012

London Metropolitan Archives events

From the London Metropolitan Archives (www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/), the following events may be of interest for family history research:

Researching Criminal and Prison Lives 

This one day event will focus on the use of different types of criminal and prison records in historical and family history research. The sessions will demonstrate the ways in which we can illuminate the lives of criminals and prisoners in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century.

In presenting some case studies and the documents from London prisons and the Home Office that were used to construct them we can comment both on how the lives of criminals were affected by imprisonment and other engagements with the criminal justice system.

This conference held at London Metropolitan Archives on Friday 10 February from 10 am to 4.30 pm is £15 / £10 concessions - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851.

Reel London: Bexley in Archive Film 

Using archive films from the Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre, footage will include the opening of the clock-tower in Bexleyheath town centre (1912), Bexley Civil Defence during World War II and films showing civic events.

Included are Bexley Royal Charter Celebrations (1935), May Queen Celebration in Sidcup Green (1935/36), Communist Party rally (1947).

This event held at London Metropolitan Archives on Tuesday 21 February from 1 to 4 pm is FREE. The film clips will be shown on a rolling loop, for anyone to drop-in from 1 to 4 pm. Visitor information is available here.

Exploring LGBT Collections 

A workshop which introduces material from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) collections held at LMA. This event forms part of a wider celebration, known as LGBT History Month held every year during the month of February.

This workshop held at London Metropolitan Archives on Wednesday 22 February from 6 to 7.30 pm is FREE - but you must book in advanceon 020 7332 3851. Visitor information is available here.

Visitor information for all events is available at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/

(With thanks to the LMA)


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