A brief history of Myddelton Street: a London street through the ages

at Exeter Hall, Kidlington

by Dave Annal; this talk commences at 8:00pm. If Exeter Hall is not open, the talk will take place via Zoom.

Myddelton Street in Clerkenwell was the home of The Family Records Centre between 1997 and 2008. During his ten years of working there he became fascinated by the history of the street and the surrounding area. This talk aims to bring the history of Myddelton Street to life: from its earliest days as a field path on the outskirts of London, right up to the present day. Find out how water, the theatre and the watch making industry all had a part to play in this fascinating story.

David Annal is a professional researcher with nearly 40 years’ experience. He is a former Principal Family History Specialist with the National Archives and worked at the Family Records Centre for many years. He has written a number of family history books (including the bestselling beginner’s guide Easy Family History) and, with Peter Christian, is the co-author of Census: the Family Historian’s Guide. David is also a contributor to Family History Magazine and a regular speaker on the family history circuit. He has been researching his own family history since the mid-1970s and hasn’t finished yet!

We hope to meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with the talk starting at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be advisors offering computer and genealogy help. Tea and coffee will be available. Non-members are very welcome, though we have a charge of £2 as an entrance fee for them to contribute towards the hire of the hall and the costs of speakers.

If this is not possible because of COVID-19, the talk will be conducted via Zoom. OFHS members will be contacted in advance if this is the case.

A summary of most talks will appear after an interval in the Members area of the OFHS website. Summaries of previous talks are also available in the same place. If Zoom is used and the speaker agrees, the talk will be recorded and placed in the Members area of the website.

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