Willesden Local History Society
Covering Brondesbury, Cricklewood, Dollis Hill, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Neasden, Stonebridge, Oxgate, Park Royal, Queen’s Park and Willesden Green
Formed in 1974, the Willesden Local History Society believe that a community’s future health is enhanced by a good knowledge of its past.
Our aim is to foster interest in history, archaeology, conservation, and related subjects, with particular emphasis on our own locality, and to carry out research into the history and culture of our own locality.
WLHS 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.
The annual subscription is £15, which includes
- Free entry to monthly meetings (September to June), – now online – with a Willesden flavour, guided walks and outings to places of historic interest
- The Journal, which comes out twice a year
- Access to the members only area on the website, with back issues of the Journal and other local history materials
- Opportunities to take part in local history research and education projects
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.
For 2022, we are offering a programme of local history walks, online events and meetings in-person.
For full details and arrangements, visit the Events page
The River Brent at Stonebridge. Guided walk by Margaret Pratt
Saturday, 22 January, 11 am.
Messages from the Dead. Online talk by Lorraine Evans
Wednesday, 16 February, 7.30 pm.
I’m A Firestarter- the amazing story of Leopold Harris. Online talk by Dick Weindling
Wednesday, 16 March, 7.30 pm.
Buses, Trains and Signs. Guided tour of the London Transport Museum Depot at Acton by Tom Cavanagh.
Tuesday, 19th April, 11 am.
Postcards of Old Willesden. Presentation by Irina Porter
Wednesday, 18th May, 7.30 pm.
Wednesday, 15th June, 7.30 pm
Roundwood Park To Willesden Bus Garage. Guided walk by Irina Porter.
Wednesday, 20th July, 6 pm.
Recording of previous meetings are available from the Archive