Workplace records are often useful sources of information, with large companies such as the Post Office and railway companies maintaining good records, and producing magazines to keep their employees in touch with one another. Many professional organisations and schools also did this. Find an Archive Facility on the National Archive Website.

Look at our catalogue to see what published sources are held here. You can also make an appointment to visit our Research Room.

Useful Links

The National Archives,

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

London Metropolitan Archives

The NHS Information Centre

General Register Office for Scotland

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Defence Medal Applications,
Civil Contingencies Secretariat,
Cabinet Office,
35 Great Smith Street,

London Gazette

British Red Cross Museum and Archives,

The Museum of the Order of St John

Wellcome Library

London Fire Brigade Museum

WRVS Archive and Heritage Collection

The Metropolitan Police Heritage Centre

Army Personnel Centre,
Disclosures 4,
MP 555, Kentigern House,
65 Brown Street,
G2 8EX

Ministry of Defence Medal Office,
Building 250,
Imjin Barracks,

The National Records of Scotland

RAF Museum London

The Evacuees Reunion Association

Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies Archives
University Museums and Special Collections Service,
University of Reading
Redlands Road
01183 788660

[email protected]

Bevin Boys Association

The Forgotten Conscript: The Story of the Bevin Boys

National Coal Mining Museum 

Peace Pledge Union

Royal Observer Corps Association

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