The Society’s Annual General Meeting takes place at 7.30pm at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4
At this meeting Journal 22 will be issued to members, the bookstall will be open and, following the business meeting, there will be short updates on current projects and recent research.
Town Dock by August Ballin
7.30pm, Monday 15 April 2013, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4
Explore the Brent, the Canal and the Dock and discover their place in the history of Brentford.
This illustrated talk will be given by Janet McNamara, our Society’s Vice-Chairman and a Hounslow Heritage Guide.
The 1968 Grand Winning Crew, selected to go to that year’s Mexico Games
7.30pm, Monday 18 March 2013, at Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4
Siobhan Cassidy has begun researching the history of the ULBC and its boathouse in Hartington Road, Chiswick. Her illustrated talk revealed her “work in progress” and included national and Olympic strip and medals from club members.
Some members of the audience surprised Siobhan by being able to identify rowers in old photographs of the women’s team and offering their own reminiscences. She now has plenty to follow up to help tell the story of the Club!
The Hartington Road boathouse, 1950s
There is more to discover and Siobhan will welcome additional information, mementoes and souvenirs, old photographs and memories as they could play an important part in helping put the history together. Anyone who can help should contact the society by email at email@example.com – we look forward to hearing from you.