‘Pagan & Popish Mummeries’ – 140 Years of St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park

7.30pm, Monday 18 November 2019
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

On the day of its consecration a letter from the churchwarden of St Nicholas, Chiswick to the Bishop of London was published, accusing the vicar of St Michael’s of ‘high church’ practices.

In the year of its 140th anniversary Father Kevin Morris, the current vicar, recounts the sometimes turbulent history of the church, with help from parishioners Torin Douglas and David Beresford.

Brentford Dock & Railway – a hidden gem, 21 October 2019

The Thames frontage of the Dock, 1950s © Chiswick Local Studies

7.30pm, Monday 21 October 2019
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

An illustrated talk on this major trans-shipment point for goods between railway, Thames and canal by David Shailes, local historian and Dock resident. He will describe its building, operation, expansion and closure as well as its rebirth in the 20th century as a housing estate.

The Changing Face of Brentford, 16 September 2019

Gas works above Kew Bridge, 1920s, by Raven (Chiswick Local Studies)

7.30pm, Monday 16 September 2019,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

In this illustrated talk Janet McNamara, our Vice-Chairman, will use historical images to show how the town of Brentford has repeatedly been re-born over the last three centuries.

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