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Willesden - Past and Present

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Illustrated history of Willesden and the streets around it

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Join us to explore the history of Willesden and how people from all corners of world have shaped the townscape and contributed to the rich ever-changing history of the area. Learn about Willesden’s multi-cultural heritage, covering all aspects of life through the centuries. The talk will be lavishly illustrated with historic images, maps and present day photographs.

Developed and presented by is Irina Porter, Blue Badge London guide with a life long passion for local history. Irina is Chair and Journal Editor of the Willesden Local History Society.

This talk is part of Being Brent – Heritage for Health and Wellbeing, a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and delivered by Brent Museum and Archives.


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Brent Heritage Walks and Trails bring you Brent’s juicy historical secrets!

Friendly in-person guided tours, fun do-it-yourself downloadable history trails and inspiring how-to workshops will show you how to step into the stories behind Willesden’s busy high road, the quiet recreational spaces of Queen’s Park and the rural idyll of the Welsh Harp. Free activities for all ages throughout the year will encourage local residents to get everyone out and inspired about the area around us.

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