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Talk, Wed 26 Jul 2017

Contact

The National Archives

020 8876 3444

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

Danielle Sellers, Deputy Curator at the Royal Engineers Museum, will discuss the Special Companies of the Royal Engineers that were formed in 1915 as a result of the use of poison gas on the Western Front.
The Royal Engineers’ Experimental Station at Porton Down was used as a testing station for chemical weapons during the First World War. Louise Bell will talk about the work conducted there and introduce some of the relevant records held at The National Archives.

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Jul 2017 14:00 to 15:30

Prices

£4.00 - £5.00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets