Tag Archive: literature

From ‘The Lion Roars’ to the Roaring Twenties!

As you know, a new building to house a new museum and archive is rapidly springing up in Willesden Green. While we wait for our new home to be finished, the Heritage Team… 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