So many people seem to read the About section I wish I could make it more interesting. So..
In the deepest sub-levels of Kensington Library I look though dusty scrapbooks and anonymous looking manuscript boxes to find pictures and stories for you, guarded by the ghost of Marianne Rush and Kevin the Archives Snake. There is a trans-dimensional portal to an infinite storage depot where ab-human creatures and enslaved souls whisper forgotten names and rummage through council records looking for rateable values.
Or more precisely, I am the Local Studies Librarian for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ,almost certainly the most interesting London Borough. Now that we’re part of a Tri-Borough Library Service I must add that the City of Westminster and the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are both fascinating places too, but Kensington and Chelsea has been my home and workplace for many years and I’m grateful to live, work and just wander around here.
I and my knowledgeable team answer enquiries about the history of the Royal Borough from people who live just around the corner or thousands of miles away. We deal with enquiries on ancestor research, house history, and mysteries in maps, photographs and drainage plans. We look in rate books, diaries, mortuary ledgers, manuscripts, scrapbooks and many other places to find answers to the questions which I’m glad to say keep on coming.
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