Mapping the Hamlets
Exhibition and events: 15 April - 23 June 2017
For the first time, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives is exhibiting a large selection of its rare or unique historic maps of the borough. Beginning in 1610 with Norden's map of the County of Middlesex, the exhibition will illustrate how maps and plans have been used to record almost everything - streets and landmarks still recognisable today, as well as aspects of East End life that have now disappeared from the contemporary landscape, whether ancient administrative boundaries, specific migrant communities, tram routes or air-raid shelters. A programme of free events accompanies this exhibition.
New online exhibition
We are pleased to report that a new online exhibition is now available. From Town Hall to Local History Library & Archives: a short history of our service and premises, 1861-2015 is based on research undertaken for last year's 50th anniversary celebrations of the borough.
If you've ever wondered about the history of our Grade 2 listed building here on Bancroft Road, these web pages will reveal all.
If you are curious about archive collections and enjoy looking through old pictures and newspapers, drop in any time between 11.30am-1.30pm on the last Tuesday of every month to explore original historical library and archive sources which help to tell the story of Tower Hamlets. Tea / coffee and biscuits will be provided! FREE, no booking required.
Upcoming History Hoppers dates:
Tuesday 31 January, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 28 February, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 28 March, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 25 April, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 30 May, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 27 June, 11.30am-1.30pm