Locations visited by Martin Freeman

The Royal Society of Medicine

1 Wimpole Street

020 7290 2940

"The origins of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) date back to the 18th century when many medical societies in Europe and Great Britain were founded. Their aim was to bring together physicians and surgeons in order to further scientific, professional and social communication.

"The first general medical society of note in the UK was the Medical Society of London, founded in 1773. In May 1805, members of this Society formed a new body called the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (MCS), which was destined to be the progenitor of the Royal Society of Medicine.

"A selection of records mapping the history of the MCS and its allied societies now form the RSM's archive collection. The material includes manuscripts, books, minutes, photographs, maps and plans. The archives are a unique resource both for the Society and external researchers, particularly those interested in the evolution of the medical profession and the formation of diverse specialities and areas of expertise since 1805."

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

Museum and Archives Service
Great Ormond Street

020 7405 9200 ext 5920

The hospital has a museum and archive service. Those who wish to view the archives need to make an appointment.

"A catalogue of the archives is available for consultation. There is also a photographic collection, the personal medical library of the Hospital’s founder Dr. Charles West, and a collection of Peter Pan editions in many languages resulting from Sir JM Barrie’s copyright gift."

St Andrew's Parish Church

West Tarring
West Sussex
BN14 7PF

Saint Andrew's Church dates from the 13th century. Its tower was used as a signalling station to warn of the approaching Spanish armada. It's noted for its mosaic panels, which were designed by the Victorian architect William Butterfield FSA (1814-1900).

Worthing Library

Richmond Road
West Sussex
BN11 1HD

01903 704809

The staff at Worthing Reference Library are happy to advise on family history sources. The library offers access to such materials as birth, death & marriage records, census returns, director, and much more.

For more on the library's services, see http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/content/libraries-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/worthing.en.

Royal London Society for the Blind

Dorton House
Wildernesse Avenue
Near Sevenoaks
TN15 0EB


The RLSB provides education, training and employment services for the blind and partially sighted.

For more on its history, which Martin Freeman explores as part of his research, have a look at the Society's online timeline.  

Wenlock Barracks

Anlaby Road
Kingston Upon Hull

You can see an image of the barracks that Martin visits as he traces his grandfather's World War Service at www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1300502.

The Imperial War Museum London

Lambeth Road

020 7416 5000

The Imperial War Museum's archives offers a wealth of material to help you find out more about an ancestor's experiences of military service or life on the home front during war time.

The Department of Printed Books holds regimental ship squadron and station journals; personal papers and diaries belonging to service men and women; rolls of honour; and a complete set of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission registers. There is also an extensive photo archive.

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