Harlesden Routes

Harlesden Routes is a free family history programme which will run between January to March 2013 to support local people in taking the first steps in learning and researching their family history. We are looking for committed individuals who live, work and/ or have strong family connections with Harlesden. Participants must be willing to develop a case study based on interviews and or research of an aspect of their family history which can be shared with others locally.

Harlesden is a culturally diverse area with many untold stories and experiences of local history and migration which makes the area a positive and inclusive place to live and work. Every Generation mission is to promote the oral and family heritage of the lives and history of local communities.

The Harlesden Routes Course will start in march with all activities taking place on a Wednesday evening at the Unity Centre. In addition there also be a trip to Brent Museum and Archives and the 'Who Do You Think You Are' family history exhibition at Olympia.

6th March (creative writing and interviewing family members)
13th March (online sources of family history)
27th March (sharing your stories and undertaking research)

The session will cover different aspects of family history using local records and online archives, using photographs, social history, creative writing, interviewing techniques and the importance of DNA.

Harlesden Routes is a partnership which involves Every Generation, Catalyst Gateway, and Brent Museum and Archives. The projected is funded by Harlesden Community First and LIFT.

Place are limited so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form or further details.



Iimages from Brent Museum and Archives

  1. Harlesden Park Parade - traffic, including a scooter, driving past the Coliseum cinema. EMERGENCY NO ENTRY Police notice in road near kerb
  2. Jubilee Clock, Harlesden - Jubilee Clock, High Street, Harlesden, with two boys standing at base. Open-topped pre-1914 bus turning corner at the left of the picture, passing a horse-drawn vehicle. W. Lewis & Company and Whitlocks Limited visible in background. It is 1.29 p.m.
  3. Mr. William Brown, mace bearer - Mr. William Brown explains the function of the mayor's regalia to a group of children who visited the mayor's parlour. They were there to receive prizes in a competition arranged in connection with the Caribbean Festival

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