Share your local memories and help create a unique local history archive

Get involved with local libraries to help build a better picture of Hounslow's rich heritage.

Published: Thursday, 26th May 2022

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Budding historians are being given the chance to get involved in a project to build-up a better picture of Hounslow’s rich heritage. 

Libraries across Hounslow will be hosting amazing local history exhibitions from 1 June as part of the borough’s Summer of Culture celebrations.  

Showcasing some fascinating finds from the borough’s archives, every exhibition will be unique, focusing on the history of the area surrounding each library.  

People are being encouraged to help to build upon the exhibition by sharing their memories, stories and photos of the borough from the past.  

Residents are being invited to come along to drop-in sessions to have a coffee with the Local Studies and Archives team and bring in their photographs of the borough and/or share their memories.  

The sessions are being held at Chiswick Library, 10am – 5pm on 6 June and Feltham Library, 10am – 5pm on 4 July. All images will be scanned and returned immediately, with the material being used to build up a local collection contributed by local people to be displayed in the library. 

People can also pick-up a postcard, share what they know about the borough’s past and return it using the Summer of Culture post box in any Hounslow library. The postcards will be used to create an online exhibition to be launched later in the summer.  

Anyone can drop into any of the borough’s 11 libraries during opening hours from 1 June to see the local history exhibition. 

The libraries service will also be videoing the exhibition, to create a lasting record which will become part of the borough’s official archives. 

For more information about Summer of Culture, visit www.inHounslow.com/summerofculture or find us on social media: Twitter @SummerofCulture; Facebook Hounslow Summer of Culture; Instagram /SummerofCulture

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