The WLHS was formed in 1974 by local enthusiasts who were interested in the history of the old Borough. The founder members had two main objectives: to ensure that the two thousand years of Willesden's history was not lost when the then new administrative Borough of Brent was born, and to seek out and record historical facts, because a community's future health is enhanced by a good knowledge of its past.
Now, the Society has members of all types, active researchers, family historians, authors, photographers, and some who just enjoy the lectures and fellowship at the meetings. All are welcome.
We are looking for people to become more involved in the running of the Society. Please come along and have a chat with us if you have an interest in local history and would like to help with the Society.
WLHS meets monthly from September to June, when lectures, usually with a Willesden flavour, are presented. A Journal is produced regularly, and from time to time there are guided walks and outings to places of historic interest. The Annual Subscription (£10.00) includes entry to all meetings and free copies of the WLHS Journal.
We do hope you will join us to extend our knowledge of old Willesden.
New Publication Project!
Years of History
In May 2014 Willesden Local HistorySociety is going to be 40 years old!
The publication will be in colour and will be available through Willesden Local History Society, Brent Archives and on Internet. It will also be presented as a WLHS talk.
Original photographs will be returned, but it will be better
if you can send them to us in a digital format (300 dpi resolution).
We are now on Facebook:
Save the Victorian building of the Willesden Green Library, opened in 1894, scheduled for demolition by Brent Council!
Unless otherwise shown, the Society meets at 7.30 pm on a Wednesday
from September to June at St.Mary's Church Hall which is in Neasden Lane adjacent
to the churchyard. There is limited parking space in Church Path on the church
side. For information how to get there, please visit St.Mary's
Church website here.
June 22nd Saturday, 11.00 - 17.00
Jul. 6th St.Mary Willesden 1075th Anniversary Celebrations.
Jul. 20th 'Roundwood Park - Trees and Things. Margaret
Pratt and Cliff Wadsworth. Saturday. 11am.
Sept 15th Queens Park Open Day.
Sep. 18th 'Willesden Building Department Memories' - Dave
Oct. 16th 'Artists in Willesden' - Margaret Pratt.
Nov. 20th 'Forty Years On' - Len Snow.
Dec. 11th - The WLHS Christmas Event. - Details later.
WLHS: The Secretary, 51 West Ella
Road, London NW10 9PT
email enquiries - for issues dealing with the Willesden Local History Society and Willesden history in general.
For Willesden enquiries concerning local history documents,
Street Directories, Census Returns, Voters Lists, Maps, and Local papers,
please contact Brent Archive & Library, Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF.
Phone 020-8937 3541;
Click here for historical photographs of North West London
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