London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

Home Movie Day, Saturday October 19 2019, is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that is free and open to the public. For the eleventhLondon Home Movie Day film archivists will be helping the public enjoy and save their home movies. Home Movie Day shows how home movies on 8mm, Super8, 9.5mm,16mm and video offer a unique view of past life in London and of family history.

There will be a free Film Clinic, staffed by volunteer film archivists, to which members of the public can bring their films for examination. Archivists will be on hand throughout the day to offer advice about your home movies and projectionists will be screening home movies throughout the day. As people may have inherited films without the equipment to watch them, this is the most special and enjoyable part of the day.

Home Movie Day is held at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, itself a shrine to the glory days of cinema. The Cinema Museum is currently at risk and this is a great opportunity to visit this vital community asset.

It's a free event, family-friendly and everybody is welcome. You don't need to bring a film to attend and enjoy the day!

It would be great to see you there too - there could be new material for your collections!

Many thanks and very best wishes

Louise Pankhurst

Film Archivist

07768114294

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Welcome to the website of the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society. For over 40 years we have been helping family historians who either have ancestors in our area or live here. Please look around our website and perhaps we can help with your genealogy. Better still, why not join our Society and get the benefit of the knowledge of other members and our quarterly journal METROPOLITAN.

LWMFHS was formed in 2001 when the London and North Middlesex FHS (previously the North Middlesex FHS) joined together with the Westminster and Central Middlesex FHS (previously the Central Middlesex FHS.

 

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The Society has started publishing a new series of Parish Guides. The purpose of these is to assemble in one booklet a list of the main records of each Ancient Parish in our area and where these can be found, whether they be original hard-copy records or on the internet.  Our aim is to inspire family historians and help them locate their ancestors in places they might not have thought of looking before. 

The booklets cost £6 each plus postage and packing and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell, St Anne Soho, Paddington, St George Hanover Square, Islington, St James Piccadilly,  St Marylebone , Enfield , St Margaret and St John Westminster, St Pancras, Willesden,  Tottenham and Pinner are available now. The Hendon Parish Guide is due out on 1 November 2019

                               NEW SERIES: Monumental Inscriptions

The Society has now published three in this new series. Each booklet will contain the monumental inscriptions from a church and graveyard in our area. Photographs and diagrams are also included. The inscriptions were collected by members in the 1980s and originally published on fiche. Each booklet costs £6 and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Monumental Inscriptions: St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet; St Mary the Virgin Monken Hadley

and St James Hampstead Road

 

Link to GenFair: https://www.genfair.co.uk/supplier.php?sid=391

 

THE SOCIETY'S PRIVACY POLICY AND AN ONLINE CONSENT FORM CAN BE FOUND IN THE MEMBERSHIP SECTION

 

OCTOBER 2019

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 17 October 8pm: The Temperance Movement in St Albans

City: Thursday 31 October 12.30pm: Festival Gardens 1951

Enfield: Wednesday 2 October 8pm: The Ally Pally Prison

Rayners Lane: Friday 11 October 8pm: Dickens and the Workhouse

For more details, please go to our Meetings Section.

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events in 2019 are now online and available to book.

Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk for details of talks and walks. 

Keep up to date with what’s happening at Guildhall Library through their Blog.

EXHIBITION

There is an online exhibition: The Great Plague 

CITY OF LONDON POLICE MUSEUM and is now in GUILDHALL LIBRARY.

A fascinating collection charting the development of the City of London Police force from its earliest days.

LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES 

All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk or by telephone: 020 7332 3851

See Eventbrite for a full list of talks, guided walks, tours and also free training sessions for new visitors - Getting Started, Handling Documents and Using our Digital Resources

EXHIBITION: Under Ground London.

15 April 2019 - 31 October 2019

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES Kew. The National Archives run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects. For more details visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson 

CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE

Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA

Tuesday 22 October at 7.15pm An illustrated historical talk: Suffragette Planners and Plotters

 

EXHIBITION:

Friday 11 October 2019-Friday 29 February 2020

On Earth in Camden - The Borough in the Age of the Moon Landing

 

 

 

 

 

Members may wish to note that electronic (PDF) versions of METROPOLITAN and a spreadsheet index are now available in the Members' Area (Under Files).