Talk: Paul Davies on Crown Lands in Kew – The Public Record Office and beyond

Date/Time
Mon 16 January 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Duke Street Church


Aerial view in 2000

Aerial view in 2000

The first Public Record Office building in Kew, under construction in 1975

The first Public Record Office building in Kew, under construction in 1975

Programme from the official opening in 1977

Programme from the official opening in 1977

*** This event is free to members. Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door. We don’t sell advance tickets – there is no need to book as the venue has plenty of space and you can be sure to find a seat.

 

Paul Davies, who lives in Kew and is Operations Director for The National Archives, will talk about the history of The National Archives’ site. Previously known as Kew Meadows, it played an important role in both world wars and housed the Ministry of Labour and an experimental open-plan office building before the arrival of the Public Record Office almost 40 years ago. He will talk about the 1990s extension of what has now become The National Archives and the  internal remodelling of some of the public access areas, and will bring us up to date with what has been happening with the neighbouring former Inland Revenue site.

Following a career as a military engineer in the British Army, Paul Davies worked in estates and operational leadership roles at the British Library and the Imperial War Museum. He is now responsible for estates and facilities, security, IT operations, corporate and strategic planning, and human resources at The National Archives.

 

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