You will have seen the e-mail from Archives for London concerning the closure of our searchroom service, and perhaps also correspondence in The Times and a small article in the Independent on Sunday. This is to confirm that Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre's searchroom is now closed until further notice. I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of any readers who may be thinking of visiting. For the time being we will continue to answer short enquiries by phone, email and letter, free of charge:
Tel: 020 8741 5159
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Address: Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre
The Lilla Huset
191 Talgarth Road
We will not be able to deal with long or complex enquiries.
The council has issued a press release concerning the changes to the service:
The two archivists here are being made redundant and will leave towards the end of May. In the meantime we are meeting with representatives of local groups and Archives for London to discuss setting up an arrangement for a limited re-opening of the searchroom from early May. This will probably involve a contract archivist, an intern and volunteers. Further details will be given nearer the date, but please note that the opening hours will be substantially reduced. A paid research service may also be offered. We are grateful for the support that Archives for London are giving us during this challenging time.
Heritage Services/Resident Services
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
020 8741 5159
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Director of Resident Services: Lyn Carpenter
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