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  1. Title:
    Open House 2018: Discover the World of the Archive
    Date:
    22-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    SPECIAL TOURS - find out about the fascinating work in digitisation, conservation and printing which preserves our shared history for the future. Please visit Eventbrite for more information, to book the time slot required or to join waiting lists. LMA will be open for anyone wishing to Drop-in and see Picturing Forgotten London exhibition. MEET LMA STAFF - discover more about the LMA collections. Everyone is welcome.
  2. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (beginners)
    Date:
    24-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 18th to early 20th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering historical writing.
  3. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    27-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  4. Title:
    Coffee
    Date:
    27-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The introduction of coffee to London had a significant impact on the lives of Londoners. Coffeehouses became important meeting places for people involved in cultural and business life. They were also sometimes places of disrepute!
  5. Title:
    The Great Engineering Day!
    Date:
    28-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    To mark the Year of Engineering LMA, in partnership with the Brunel Museum, is hosting a special day celebrating the feats of great engineers in London. Discover more about the Thames Tunnel, sewer systems and power supplies and find out why Waterloo Bridge is known as the 'ladies bridge'.
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