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Finding London’s Lost Streets


Have you found your ancestors on a census return and now wish to identify their home on a modern map?

Learn how to find any London address from the past, even if it no longer exists! Discover the streets your London ancestors lived, worked or walked along, even if the roads themselves are long gone. Avoid the many pitfalls of looking for street names and house numbers by learning how official changes were managed. Discover a wide range of sources and how these can be used to help you put your London ancestors in their place! Many of these techniques can be applied to all towns and cities, because all street names originated and evolved, or disappeared for similar reasons.

 Can't make this time? Book anyway as this talk will be recorded and available to watch for 2 weeks. 

Bruce HuntAbout the speaker:

Bruce was born on Hampstead Heath and immediately fell in love with London. He worked in the Stock Exchange at the very heart of the City. He is also a qualified computer programmer and member of the London Topographical Society who has been researching his family tree for over 30 years. His maternal grandmother was born in Aveton Road, East Finchley, and his mother grew up there. As a small child, he was taken to see the houses that had not been destroyed in the Blitz, just before it was all redeveloped and the road name disappeared. The need to find missing road names and places in London led directly to the creation of his website,, to share the information he found. 14 years later, it still ‘grows like Topsy’.

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