Rediscovering Sarah Trimmer’s Brentford Schools

Insribed stone Sarah Trimmer School7.30pm, Monday 18 January 2016, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

An illustrated talk by James Wisdom on the history of the early (and possibly unique) Listed school building which stands beside St George’s Church in Brentford. The talk is based upon new research in 2015.

Christmas Meeting

7.30pm, Monday 21 December 2015, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

Our usual annual get-together for members and their guests. Small contributions of seasonal food to share are always welcome – somehow the table always ends up loaded with good things to eat! – and drinks are on sale in the bar.

Buy last-minute gifts from our bookstall and join in our group quiz with a local history theme.

Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrates Court pub watercolours

six bells JT Wilson7.30pm, Monday 16 November 2015, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

An illustrated talk by James & Mary Marshall. When the Magistrates Court in Brentford closed in 2011, the 19th-century water-colours which hung there were transferred to the Hounslow Libraries Local Studies collection. These were the work of J T Wilson and depicted local pubs. Our speakers have researched the artist, the gift of the pictures to the Court and the histories of the local pubs in the images.