Annual General Meeting, 15 May 2017

7.30pm at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

The Society’s 58th AGM will review the year’s activities and accounts. Following the business meeting there will be a chance to see a new short film about Thomas Layton’s book collection and James Wisdom will provide a briefing about the Society’s summer outing to Winchester and the Meon Valley. Journal 25 will be issued at the meeting, and afterwards copies will be posted to those members unable to attend.

Tracing Convict Lives from West London using the Digital Panopticon, 1780-1925

Old Bailey, September 1750

7.30pm, Monday 24 April 2017,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

A presentation and demonstration by Bob Shoemaker, Professor of British History, University of Sheffield & co-founder of the Old Bailey Proceedings Online. The Digital Panopticon project is tracing the lives of 90,000 convicts sentenced at the Old Bailey to transportation or imprisonment. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, Sussex, Oxford and Tasmania, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Life Afloat – Houseboat Residents on the Thames

7.30pm, Monday 20 March 2017,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

Adrian Evans LVO, of the Thames Festival Trust, presents his film on the history of living on houseboats and introduces his current oral history project on boatyards from Chiswick to Teddington.
View the film on line