Richmond Park as a royal hunting landscape

Richmond Park7.30pm, Monday 14 April 2014 at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by Chris Sumner, former Chairman of the London Parks & Gardens Trust, looking at a landscape associated with royalty since the middle ages, and which Charles I enclosed as a deer park in 1637.

Women’s suffrage in West London before 1914

7.30pm, Monday 17 March 2014 at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by John Grigg, labour historian. John’s detailed study of local newspapers has uncovered considerable detail of the story of women’s campaign for the vote in our area.

Sir Stephen Fox’s garden in Chiswick

italian-garden7.30pm, Monday 17 February 2014 at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place,     London W4

an illustrated talk by Sally Jeffery, a garden historian who has researched the late 17th-century house and garden which adjoined Chiswick House.

Moreton Hall Chiswick 1812

This estate was purchased by the Duke of Devonshire and added to the grounds of Chiswick House just over 200 years ago; though the house has gone you can still see the walled gardens north of the conservatory.