Crouching Tiger, Hidden Collections? Explore Limehouse Chinatown in Tower Hamlet’s Local History Library and Archives [Event Ref. TG4/CNY]
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To celebrate the Chinese New Year 春节 of the Fire Rooster, journey to the East (of London) on a visit to the Tower Hamlet’s Local History Library and Archives. The collections in Tower Hamlets document Limehouse Chinatown, one of the first Chinese communities in London. This community, originally comprising of sailors working for the East India Company and the Blue Funnel Line, soon expanded into a thriving community that influenced the literary community.
The archive holds a photographic collection relating to the Chinese community, a large press cuttings collection, Strangers Home records and Oral History collections. We will have a tour of the library and speak to the librarian Melanie Strong who will tell us more about the collection.
Please meet in front of the library.
The library is a 6 minute walk from Stepney Green Station.
Local History Library and Archives
277 Bancroft Road
This visit is free of charge. Bookings for visits are open to members of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries only.
Please note that there are limited places available for this visit. To reserve a space please use our online booking form.
If, subsequent to booking a place on a cpd25 visit, you find that you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know this as soon as possible. Cancellations received less than three working days before the event will be charged a £15 cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, £25 will be charged.