Annual General Meeting

18 May 2015, 7.30pm, at Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

The meeting will include a review of the past year’s activities and of the Society’s accounts. Following the business meeting, James Wisdom, Chairman, will present a short illustrated talk on How to “Read” a Historic Town. This will show how buildings and the landscape are historical sources as much as documents and images, and will provide some background preparation for the summer outing. Journal 24 will be issued at the meeting, and afterwards posted to those members unable to attend.

Played in Brentford & Chiswick

Played in London cover20 April 2015, 7.30pm, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by Simon Inglis, highlighting the rich sporting heritage of our part of London. Simon is the author of Played in London: Charting the Heritage of a City at Play, part of the English Heritage series, Played in Britain, which reveals an astonishing range of sporting activity in the capital over the centuries.

Copies of Simon’s handsome book will be on sale on the night at a special price of £20.

The Small Mansion at Gunnersbury Park & some of its residents

Small Mansion Gunnersbury 201416 March 2015, 7.30pm, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by David Bush on one of the two mansions erected in 1802 when the Gunnersbury estate was sold off for building. David has an MA in Local History from Kingston University and he is  Membership Secretary of the Friends of Gunnersbury Park & Museum  with whom we have arranged this joint event.