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Family History for Beginners

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by Karen Foy
"Family History for Beginners" by Karen Foy is the sort of book that will set you off on a journey of discovery that could quite literally change your life and the history of who you are.
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Hampstead Past

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by Christopher Wade
The recorded history of Hampstead goes back a thousand years. but it was only in the 18th century, with the first Hampstead Spa, that it became fashionable. Building took place on part of the heath land, but local opposition stopped further exploitation of this picturesque open space favoured by artists and the general public. Hampstead retains many of its 18th century buildings and still has much charm, li...
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Richmond Past

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by John Cloake
Originally, the area was known as Sheen; Richmond is a comparatively new name. In 1501 when Henry VII rebuilt a royal palace here, he called it Richmond Palace, after his earldom in Yorkshire. Despite the abandonment of the palace by the 18th century, the village flourished, Many of the handsome houses of that time survive, including those in Petersham and Ham. Its Quinlan Terry riverfront development conti...
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Westminster & Pimlico Past

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by Isobel Watson
Westminster to many visitors, is Parliament Square, the Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. But this book takes in also the area of the ancient settlements of Westminster and Pimlico, The latter was built on drained marsh land and the whole district was transformed by the building of Victoria Station and the construction of Victoria Street. The story has been skilfully interwoven with the nation's pivotal e...
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Ruislip Past

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by Eileen Bowlt
This history of Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote brings to life the rural past of what are now suburbs of London. Reminders of many historical periods abound. Earthworks surround a possible Saxon settlement. A moat and mound reveal a possible Norman castle. The church and the Great Barn were built when monks of the Abbey of Bec lived on what is now Manor Farm. More than forty of the cottages mentioned in 16t...
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City of London Past

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by Richard Tames
The Romans founded London nearly 2000 years ago at a point on the Thames where there was fresh water and a suitable site for a bridge to move troops and supplies from the south. Abandoned by the Romans and, so far as we know, by the Saxons in early medieval times, London nevertheless flourished as a trading city under the Normans; the city then had at least 100 churches, plus St Paul's cathedral. Severely b...
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Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Past

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by Barbara Denny
Hammersmith grew up by the river and was intimately connected with Fulham. Shepherds Bush was essentially agricultural, but transformed by the buildings of the White City stadium complex, Famous residents have included William Morris, Feargus O'Connor and the troublesome Queen Caroline, the cast-off consort of George IV. The book contains a rare photograph of the Kennedy brothers watching athletics at White...
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Hayes Past

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by Catherine Kelter
The quiet farming community of Hayes was precipitated into the industrial age by the construction of the Grand Union Canal, the importance of the Great West Road and the vast extension of Heathrow. Companies such as EMI and Fairey Aviation settled here and for many years, the working population overwhelmed the facilities of the little village.
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Hampstead Heath

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by Alan Farmer
The recorded history of Hampstead goes back a thousand years. but it was only in the 18th century, with the first Hampstead Spa, that it became fashionable. Building took place on part of the heath land, but local opposition stopped further exploitation of this picturesque open space favoured by artists and the general public. Hampstead retains many of its 18th century buildings and still has much charm, li...
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Kentish Town Past

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by John Richardson
A history of Old Kentish Town from renowned local history author John Richardson.
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Fulham Past

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by Barbara Denny
Fulham has changed enormously in the last twenty-five years; smart shops and restaurants have moved inexorably west along the Fulham Road, terraces of pleasant houses were spruced up and the former industrial areas, having lain derelict for years, have been redeveloped. The author begins with Fulham's rural past, the nursery gardens and mansions, when the area was closely associated with the Thames and domi...
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Kingston Past

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by June Sampson
Kingston may have been the point of crossing for Caesar in his expedition to conquer Britain. It is the town where some Saxon kings were crowned, and it is one of only four royal boroughs in the country. The author describes Kingston's unusual role in cinema, aircraft manufacture and boat making. However, she does not neglect to record that the town acquired at one time an unwanted notoriety for being 'malo...
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Barnes & Mortlake Past (with East Sheen)

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by Maisie Brown
The history of a once bucolic part of London has been researched by the Barnes & Mortlake History Society. Until the beginning of the 19th century Barnes was inaccessible, but the construction of Hammersmith Bridge in 1827 and the coming of the railway in 1846 changed that. Picturesque Mortlake has an industrial history which includes the notable Tapestry Works, opened in the reign of James I, two potteries...
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The Temple Church in London

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by David Lewer & Robert Dark
Built by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century, this church is now an integral part of the Middle and Inner Temples off Fleet Street. Its history is traced accompanied by a wealth of illustrations.
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Stanmore Past

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by Bowlt Eileen M
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Wimbledon Past

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by Richard Milward
Wimbledon is synonymous with tennis. However, it has a fascinating history that has nothing to do with the Centre Court. Wimbledon's manor house was a home of the Elizabethan Cecil family and, in later years, of the Spencers. The new railway encouraged development in this rural area and endangered even the Common, which was saved in 1871. Notable residents have included William Pitt, William Wilberforce (al...
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Hackney & Stoke Newington Past

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by Watson, Isobel
The farms and nursery gardens of these two old villages gave way to terraces for City workers in the 19th century. As with other suburbs the railway era permitted the affluent to leave, abandoning the area to poorer workers. The author records the problems related to the creation of Victoria Park and the significant local presence of protestant dissenting movements. Famous residents include Samuel Rogers, J...
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Clerkenwell & Finsbury Past

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by Richard Tames
The monastic institution of the Priory of St John and St Mary's nunnery formed the earliest development here, but the 'closed shop' practices of City merchants forced many craftsmen, especially Huguenots and Italians, to settle outside the City's authority, particularly in nearby Clerkenwell. Watch and clockmaking, printing and jewellery became the special trades of the area. Even today, an Italian communit...
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History of Camden - Hampstead, Holborn, St. Pancras

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by John Richardson
The London Borough of Camden consists of three diverse and vibrant areas - Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras. Its borders contain most aspects of London's development. It is known for its railway history, important art movements, innumerable famous residents, notable theatres, ancient legal quarters, popular open spaces and innovations in education and medical treatment, not to mention the British Museum an...
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Kilburn & West Hampstead Past

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by Dick Weindling & Marianne Colloms
Kilburn is an old village straddling the Roman Watling Street to St Albans. West Hampstead was a tiny and remote outpost of Hampstead parish. But the construction of Finchley Road encouraged development in both places, and the invasion of a complex of railway routes was influential in the area's layout. After a period of decline Kilburn is recovering much of its old importance and vitality and once again is...
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