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Indenture for Salomon Nouvel, 1729 (copyright Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Do you have your magnifying glass to hand? We’re going to travel back hundreds of years in time to 1729 to meet a Huguenot boy - with the help of a special document called a ‘record’.

Records are kept in places called ‘archives’. They are called records because they record something happening. Records can tell us a lot about what happened in the past. Using different records, we can build up a picture of what life was like for people who lived and breathed - just like us - long ago.

Click on the image to the right to download the document and quiz.