National Archives Week

If you’re not able to visit our two exhibitions in the Mansion at Avery Hill here are the images we’ve used.

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Avery Hill Great Hall – ‘Picture Gallery’, from The British Architect, 1890.


Avery Hill  Great Hall – Ballroom, from 1891 photographs.

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Avery Hill Great Hall – College Dining Room, 1906 ‘Greetings Card’.

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Avery Hill Great Hall –  College Photograph, 1911.

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Avery Hill Great Hall – Assembly Hall, 1950.

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Avery Hill Great Hall – College Ball, 1951.

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Avery Hill Great Hall – Library, 1970s.

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Avery Hill Great Hall – Degree Ceremony, 1908s. 

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Avery Hill Great Hall – Library, 1915.


Avery Hill Marble Hall – from 1891 photographs.

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Avery Hill Marble Hall – The late Colonel North ‘lying-in-state’, 1896.

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Avery Hill Marble Hall – Post card, with Great Hall as dining room beyond.

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Avery Hill Marble Hall – Post card, with Great Hall as assembly hall behind.

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Avery Hill Marble Hall – as ante-room to Great Hall as concert hall.


Archives: WW1 Remembrance

This week we remember by name those members of the University who died in the first year of the First World War:

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James ATKINS, Student 1912-14, Able Seaman HMS Hogue, lost-at-sea – 22nd September 1914.

George Thomas STANLEY, Student 1908-09, Sick-bay Attendant HMS Hawke, lost-at-sea -15th October 1914.

Henry Percy PAUTARD, Athletics Club, Lance Corporal 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), died on home service – 7th June 1915.

Henry Charles BIRD, student 1906-12, Sapper Royal Marine Engineers, died of typhoid fever in Gallipoli – 5th July 1915.

Alfred WILLIAMS, student 1907-09, Corporal 6th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), killed-in-action in Belgium – 12th July 1915.

Vincent William BAILEY, student 1913-14, Private, 5th Battalion Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment), killed-in-action Chunuk Bair Gallipoli – 10th August 1915.

Douglas William ROWE, Polytechnic School 1909-12, Private 1st/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance RAMC, died-of-wounds Gallipoli – 22nd September 1915.

Matthew Hartley ALLAN, student 1909-12, Corporal 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish), died-of-wounds Loos – 28th September 1915.

John MYLES, students 1911-14, Corporal 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, killed-in-action France – 5th October 1915.

Sidney J. CAVEY, Polytechnic School 1897-99, Corporal 13th Battalion Australian Infantry, died-of-wounds Gallipoli – 11th October 1915.

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We will remember them.