Jabeen Desai and Grunwick Strike podcast

Women Inspire podcast

Womeninspire podcast features Jayaben Desai and the Grunwick Strike, which took place at Grunwick Film Processing Laboratories in Chapter Road,  in Willesden. between 1976 and 1978. https://womeninspire.co.uk/podcasts   There’s a transcript for the podcast here – https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f646fbe21749c5c6b9d7880/t/602aa4a7b341c828b3b47e05/1613407400085/Jayaben+Desai+Podcast.pdf   Find out more about the Grunwick Strike in our publication Willesden Local History Society: 40 Years of History …

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Altamira, Stonebridge


Altamira in 2020 The attractive Victorian villa on the corner where Hillside Stonebridge meets Brentfield Road has been part of the local scene since 1876. It was built as part of the new suburb of Stonebridge Park, which was laid out to attract wealthy business people to the area. The house itself and its next-door …

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Brent Archives

Research on Church End/Chapel End and Kilburn

Wembley Matters Blog published a series on the history of Church End and Chapel End in Willesden by Margaret Pratt in July 2020, and on the history of Kilburn by Irina Porter in October/November 2020. These are also available as pdfs from Brent Archives, along with many other local history articles – https://www.brent.gov.uk/…/find-out-about-your-local-area/

Willesden Local HIstory Society Journal

Journal No. 52 is out now

Willesden Local History Society Journal is out now, featuring local history news and updates on threatened buildings, reminiscences of local residents, Willesden Jewish Cemetery, pictures of local pubs and much more! Available by subscription only to members of the Willesden Local History Society. To join, visit http://www.willesden-local-history.co.uk/join.htm This Journal and the previous issues are available …

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Old St. Mary's Church, Willesden


Old St. Mary’s Church, WillesdenThe 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 …

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