The Intriguing History of Hounslow Heath

7.30pm, Monday 15 April 2019,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

Howard Simmons, a Hounslow Heritage Guide, presents an illustrated talk about this strategic and substantial open space – its archaeology, its industrial, social and military history, its links to Magna Carta, the sword factories and gunpowder mills and early aviation there

West London Local History Conference 30 March 2019

It is not too late to book a place at this excellent annual conference. The consortium of 10 local history and family history societies will be providing its usual day of high quality history, in a comfortable modern lecture theatre with a cafe, easy parking and excellent public transport. The flier has details of how to book by post, or for last minute bookings email the society at info@brentfordandchiswicklhs.org.uk. All welcome!

London Stile and Style Hall Mansion, 18 March 2019

Style Hall Mansion in the 1880s

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

London Stile was a hamlet on the Chiswick/ Brentford border, a landmark on the road to the West. It disappeared as the suburb grew and today only Stile Hall Gardens preserves the name. In this illustrated talk Janet McNamara and Val Bott will describe the houses and their residents, with a little Victorian scandal thrown in for good measure!