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Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: The Cy Grant Archives at the LMA – a new heritage initiative for 2016/17

The Cy Grant Trust – working in partnership with the education charity Windrush Foundation  and London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) – recently received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to catalogue the archives of the writer, actor, musician, barrister and equalities campaigner, Cy Grant (1919-2010). 645 more words


Jack the Ripper at Bishopgate Archives

My project started with some research at London Bishopsgate Archives. I met one of my classmates and we headed to the Archive, where we sat and started to look for the material we needed. 157 more words

Writing London

London Metropolitan Archives

We excavate the history we need, bend the past to colonize the present.

Iain Sinclair, Rodinsky’s Room


Archives can be a great resource for writers… 1,068 more words

Writing London

Not the 1939 Register

Recently information from the 1939 Register was released on Findmypast. It was quite expensive to see the original pages, but I realised that they could be seen, for free at the National Archives at Kew. 2,137 more words

Family History

School Report - The LMA

Many of the schools that have been contacted regarding our James have pointed me to the London Metropolitan Archives. I contacted the LMA earlier this year regarding the matter and received the following answer: 333 more words

Walpole's Tax on Catholics

I’ve written an article on the £100000 tax on Catholics in the September issue of BBC History Magazine. This was the measure that prompted the imposition of the oaths to George I in 1723. 70 more words