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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Bexley Historical Society. Changing Times Project. A photographic project started in 2009 using old photos of the London Borough of Bexley from a variety of sources and comparing them with ones taken from approximately the same position today. They are also asking
people who have interesting old photographs of the area, certainly previously unseen ones, to contribute to this ongoing project.

They also hold regular monthly meetings at The Huxtable Hall, St Martin's Church, Erith Road, Barnehurst, Kent DA7 6LE (near Bexleyheath Bus Garage) at 7.45pm for 8pm start.
Talks are free for Members. Visitors are very welcome and the fee is £2 per meeting. Details can be found at BHS

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre.

At Bexley Borough Photos there are some 3,200  photographs and Post Cards from the Victorian period onwards of Bexley. You can search by date and area and by theme. You are sure to find something that you are looking for.

Bexley war memorials project has several downloadable information sheets about War Memorials in the area. This is an on-going project to record servicemen who are commemorated on Bexley war memorials.

Thursday 6 December - Boswell's Bexley  Repeat of 'Boswell's Bexley' a talk, first presented on 3 December which has been sold out). 7.15pm-8.30pm at  Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre. Admission: £3.50.

Archivist Lucy Bonner will give an illustrated tour of Bexley using recently digitised images taken from lantern slides made by one of Bexley's foremost local historians and photographers Arthur H. Boswell. Boswell's images captured a changing Bexley as the area transformed from a Kentish countryside to a London suburb. For further details and how to book see Boswell's Bexley

North West Kent Family History Society - Bexley Asylum Minute Books 1901-1939. The Publications and Projects Team has published this CD of the work carried out by Society Volunteers at the Society Library.
The work consists of some 12,000 names of staff, patients and contractors who were recorded in the Minute Books. The contractors, staff and patients came from many places, not just from the Bexley area. Lincolnshire, Essex and other places within London are recorded and some even further afield such as America, Canada and Europe. Details can be found at NWKFHS Publications 
Other News.
British Newspaper Archive reaches the 6 million page mark on its first birthday. The target is to have 40 million fully-searchable pages by 2021, this 10-year project is the biggest digitisation of newspapers to take place in the UK.
The on line Archive can be searched at British Newspapers The website is free to search, but there is a charge who would like to view the paid for content.id-for content. Access to the resource is free to users of the British Library’s Reading Rooms.

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