Improving Chiswick 1858-1883

The Commissioners at their new sewage works, April 1879 (LB Hounslow Local Studies Collection)

7.30pm, Monday 21 November 2016,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

An illustrated talk by Tracey Logan on the Chiswick Improvement Commission, our first modern form of local government.

Her recent MRes in Historical Research has covered the story of a body born at a time of extraordinary local change then killed off by angry ratepayers.

The Greenings of Brentford End: 18th century royal gardeners

BM 74.14 Greening trade card
7.30pm, Monday 19 September 2016,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place,
Chiswick, London W4

An illustrated talk by Val Bott about several generations of the horticultural family who ran royal gardens at Kew, Richmond, Kensington, St James’ Park, Windsor and Hampton Court in the 18th century