Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Film screening: Goodbye Longfellow Road
Saturday 17 September 2016, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
A free screening of rarely seen 'Goodbye Longfellow Road' (1977, 78 mins), a documentary originally broadcast on ITV, telling the story of the residents of a Stepney street. Declared a slum in the 1930s, earmarked for demolition in 1943 but still inhabited in the 1970s: what happened when the bulldozers finally moved in? No booking required.

History Hoppers
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 2.30-4.30pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Come along to our monthly drop-in History Hoppers group, where participants will have the chance to explore a variety items from our archive collection relating to the history of the local area, including photographs, old newspapers, letters and diaries. Refreshments provided. Free, no booking required.

Upcoming History Hoppers dates:
Wednesday 17 August, 2.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 21 September, 2.30-4.30pm

Talk: Looking Back - A Century of Life in Bethnal Green
Saturday 3 September 2016, 2-3pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Join author Joyce Hampton who will discuss her book 'Looking Back: a century of life in Bethnal Green', which is both a family memoir and an exploration of the area's fascinating history from 1862 to 1962. Free, no booking required.

Talk: The Irish East End
Saturday 1 October 2016, 2-3pm

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
Rescheduled from April: join Professor Bronwen Walter, Emerita Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, for this illustrated talk on the history of Irish people in London's East End, focusing on the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s. Free, no booking required.