Tag Archive: harlesden

The River Brent

Certain members of the Heritage Team (whose literature tastes lean towards the scifi/fantasy genre) were particularly excited when the Cityread book for 2015 was announced. Cityread asks people in a city to come together… Continue reading

We need your help with some Retail Therapy

The Heritage Team has been is working hard at the moment to shape the new Brent Museum. We have been carefully selecting and researching objects, trawling through our image database and looking at… Continue reading

Arthur Machen and the Horror of Harlesden (Part 2)

Reprinted, with minor variations, from The Willesden Local History Society Journal, No. 34, winter 2011/12 Last time we saw that the Welsh fantasy writer Arthur Machen (pronounced so as to rhyme with ‘bracken’) wrote… Continue reading

Arthur Machen and the Horror of Harlesden (Part 1)

Reprinted from The Willesden Local History Society Journal, No. 34, winter 2011/12 Having been a teenager in the 1970s, when most Christmases saw the BBC screening an adaptation of an M.R. James ghost story,… Continue reading