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.

The Garden of Hogarth’s House, past, present and future

Watercolour sketch, 1913, by Jessie MacGregor

Watercolour sketch, 1913, by Jessie MacGregor

7.30pm, Monday 16 February 2015,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by Val Bott, Chairman of the William Hogarth Trust. As part of her work on the refurbishment of Hogarth’s House, she has researched the garden from its origin in the 1680s. She is now advising on its refurbishment and has helped to develop a scheme which is the subject of a current application for Lottery funding.