Sunday, 27 November 2016

Forthcoming events at London Metropolitan Archives

Some forthcoming events at London Metropolitan Archives (

City in the Blitz - walking tour
Thursday 29 December , 11 am - 1 pm.
On 29 December 1940 the City of London was subjected to one of the most intense bombing raids of the Second World War. This walk retraces the sequence and focal points of the raids, and the personal stories and heroism of the people involved.
Meet outside St Paul’s Tube Station (by exit marked to Cathedral).
Led by Chris Everett, CityHighLights.
£10 - booking essential.
Book your place at

Queer Time; Queer Place; Queer Action: Sexualities and LocalitiesConference
Saturday 3 December, 9 am - 5 pm
The 14th LGBTQ History and Archives Conference will be created with the involvement of the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Sexualities and Localities project (a collaboration between Birkbeck College and Leeds Beckett University).
£15 / £10 concs. (includes lunch)
Find out more and book your place

London’s Baking! Bakers, Cakes, Bread and Puddings from 1666
Exhibition runs until 1 February 2017
Taking its inspiration from Thomas Farriner and his bakery, the starting place of the Great Fire, this exhibition tells the story of London’s bakers from 1666 to the 20th century. Discover recipes (to take away and bake!) for almond cakes c1700, suet puddings c1850 and questionable school puddings from the 1970s.
Free - during normal LMA opening hours.
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Make the most of your trip to LMA
Every month, we run a selection of training sessions for LMA users to enhance your research. Whether you're new to archives or a seasoned visitor, you may still find these sessions useful!
We run sessions most months on the following topics:
  • Getting started at LMA
  • Handling documents
  • Family History starter sessions
  • Understanding old handwriting
Find out which events are coming up at

Workshops and classes

Writing and Presenting Your Family History
Thursday 1 December, 2 - 4.30 pm
This workshop offers ideas and approaches to writing your family history using different styles and media, from creative scrapbooks to a basic website. Feel free to bring in work in progress. Think about how you want to present your work. Will it be a book, an illustrated magazine, a strip cartoon or an album?
£10 - booking essential
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